- – Think Progress – 8/15/19
Construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) should be prohibited because of the
July 26 decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the biological opinion
(BiOp)and incidental take statement (ITC) issued by the U.S.
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
- – NPR WVTF – 7/23/19
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.
- – E&E News – 7/8/19