The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated on December 13 the U.S. Forest Service’s approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to cross two national forests and the Appalachian Trail. The Court’s 60-page opinion came on a case brought by several ABRA members and others that was argued on September 28 (see ABRA Update #200 for details).
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) were stayed on December 7 by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court’s Order was the result of a motion filed November 30 by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife,
- – The Recorder – 12/13/18
A motion to stay the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s (FWS) latest Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was filed November 30 with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) on behalf of its clients: Defenders of Wildlife,
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a Nationwide 12 Permit to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) has been held to be invalid by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The November 27 Order from the Court held that Corps’ permit for the MVP violated the Clean Water Act and that the project will likely require an individual permit to cross streams.
- – News Leader – 11/1/18
- – Richmond Times-Dispatch – 9/28/18
Next Friday, September 28, two important cases on the fate of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be argued before the Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond. The first case to be argued challenges the Virginia State Water Control Board’s decision on December 12,
- – Charlotte Business Journal – 9/20/18
- – The Heartland Institute – 9/13/18