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.
Six ABRA member organizations have requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issue a stop work order for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) because of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ issuance on November 7 of a stay of the U.S.
The Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals on November 7 issued a stay on the ability of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)to cross streams in West Virginia. The Court’s order was issued in connection with a legal challenge to the U.S.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District’s Nationwide Permit 12 for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) was vacated on October 2 by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. At this time, the court’s action only applies in West Virginia.
- – ProPublica – 10/4/18
- – WV Gazette-Mail – 9/28/18
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 6/2/18
Several ABRA member groups and others have requested the Army Corps of Engineers to “immediately notify Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (‘Atlantic’) that authorization of construction of river, stream, and wetland crossings for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline under the Corps’ Nationwide Permit 12 is suspended pending the re-initiation and completion of Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act (‘ESA’).” The June 1 letter,
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) website which has been down since May 22, was due to operational again by June 1 (though as of 3 pm on June 1, it was not). As a result, the DEQ has indicated it will extend the comment period for receiving public input on the adequacy of the U.S.
The special 30-day comment period authorized by the Virginia State Water Control Board to receive public input on input on the adequacy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12 in protecting streams and wetlands crossed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline ends on May 30.