Twenty-four conservation groups, including ABRA, have voiced strong support to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for the agency to finalize designating the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species. The groups’ May 23 letter to FWS, sent on their behalf by the Southern Environmental Law Center,
Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC’s has contended to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that bat surveys it conducted in 2015 should be considered “current.” This contention was challenged in an April 2 letter to FERC by the Southern Environmental Law Center.
The 2015 listing of the northern long-eared bat as “threatened” rather than “endangered” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has been rejected by U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The January 28 decision by the Court,
- – News Leader – 8/15/19
- – E&E News EnergyWire – 5/10/19
The lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) biological opinion and incidental take statement for the Atlantic Coast (ACP) that led to work stopping on the project is scheduled for oral argument on Thursday, May 9 before a three-judge panel of the U.S.
- – The Herald-Sun – 3/16/18
- – The Recorder – 3/23/17