An October 19 request by Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. to commence construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for certain portions of the project’s route in Virginia has met with strong objection from the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). SELC’s October 26 letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission stated:
In light of the Fourth Circuit’s stay of the Forest Service right of way, the Commission should deny Atlantic’s October 19, 2018 request to proceed with construction in Virginia. The Commission should issue a stop-work order halting all construction activities on the ACP until Atlantic has an effective authorization from the Forest Service.
For more background, see the lead article in last week’s ABRA Update.