The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on January 14 denied an appeal for review of the water quality certificate issued for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) by the Virginia State Water Pollution Control Board under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act.
- – Recorder, 1/10/19
- – Blue Ridge Free State – 1/10/19
- – Washington Post – 12-29-18
- – WDBJ7 – 12/28/18
- – The Recorder – 12/20/18
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,
- – Virginia Mercury – 12/13/18
- – The Recorder – 12/13/18