- – E&E News – 4/19/ 21
- – The Roanoke Times – 7/28/20
The U.S. Supreme Court Friday morning (October 4) announced that it will accept the appeal by Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (ACP, LLC) of the Cowpasture River, et. al. vs Forest Service. A date for oral arguments of the case has not been set.
Construction activity on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was suspended several months ago as the result of a stay from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a successful challenge to the endangered species biological opinion that had been issued by the U.S.
Fifty-Two organizations, representing thousands of individual members in Virginia, wrote to the Virginia congressional delegation on May 16 urging them to oppose “possible federal legislation that would allow the highly controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to be built across the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway.” The groups’ letter noted that “Dominion Energy is pressuring some members of Congress to consider legislation that could make it easier to build the ACP along the developers’ preferred route.
- – The Recorder – 4/11/19
- – The Recorder – 3/28/19
- – BTU Analytics – 3/7/19
Dominion Energy is making a concerted effort to convince Congress to grant permission for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross the Blue Ridge Parkway, authority for which was withdrawn by the National Park Service (per article above). This is according to several news reports and conversations that some ABRA members have had with Members of Congress and staff.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC filed on January 28 a petition with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals asking that the Court grant rehearing en banc (before the full Fourth Circuit) on the successful challenge that a group of ABRA members made against the Forest Service permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).