A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals turned down an appeal of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC)’s December 2017 approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The case had been brought by Appalachian Mountain Advocates, Chesapeake Climate Action Network,
- – The Roanoke Times – 2/19/18
- – The Roanoke Times – 1/28/19
In a filing late December 13, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was asked to revoke the certificate for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in light of the decision earlier in the day by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the U.S.
At its December 13 meeting, the Virginia State Water Control Board voted 4-3 to initiate the formal hearing process to consider revoking the 401 Certification of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The motion was made by new Board member James Lofton in response to extensive public comment regarding the ongoing damage being done by the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s construction through Southwest Virginia.
There are now five principal legal challenges to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Here’s a brief rundown of these challenges and their status:
- FERC certificate – A suit challenging the FERC certificate was filed August 16 with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals by Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Appalachian Mountain Advocates (Appalmad),
- – Natural Gas Intelligence – 8/7/18
- – Natural Gas Intelligence – 6/13/18
- – E&E News – 5/14/18
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) may announce as early as Friday its certification of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), under provisions of Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act, according to reports that surfaced Wednesday and Thursday (see article below in In the News).