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).
- – Charlotte Business Journal – 1/24/19
Modifications to the West Virginia regulations covering stream crossings for pipelines and similar projects have been proposed by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection. The modifications address the issue of the state’s existing requirement governing the timeframe within which stream crossing must be completed within 72 hours.
- – The Roanoke Times – 1/16/19
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).
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.
- – Virginia Mercury – 12/13/18
- – KVPI 6 News – 12/3/18
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a Nationwide 12 Permit to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) has been held to be invalid by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The November 27 Order from the Court held that Corps’ permit for the MVP violated the Clean Water Act and that the project will likely require an individual permit to cross streams.
- – The Recorder – 11/29/18