The Atlantic Coast Pipeline “threatens Virginia’s resources without clear corresponding benefits,” so stated a brief filed January 22 with the U.S. Supreme Court by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. The amicus brief was filed as part of the appeal brought by Atlantic Coast Pipeline,
- – The New York Times – 1/23/20
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s Buckingham compressor station air permit that was granted in January 2019 by the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board. The 47-page opinion was released on January 7.
- – Utility Dive – 1/8/20
- – Law 360 – 9/16/19
The Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals on July 26 struck down the latest permit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) had issued for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The issue arose from a requirement in the Endangered Species Act that (quoting from the decision) “the proposed pipeline will not jeopardize the continued existence of several endangered and threatened species that are likely to be impacted by pipeline construction.
Sixteen Republican State Attorneys General, led by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to accept the appeal made by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (ACP, LLC) to overturn the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to vacate the U.S.
- – Richmond Times-Dispatch – 7/26/19
- – The Recorder – 8/01/19
- – Bluefield Daily Telegraph – 8/1/19