- – Cville – 6/24/20
The U.S. Supreme Court, by a 7-2 decision on June 15, overturned a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) did not have authority to grant a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (Trail).
- – E&E News – 6/16/20
The routes of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), as well as the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), pass through the most landslide-prone landscape in the United States, according to a new study released June 11 by the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA).
- – Bloomberg Law – 6/8/20
A coalition environmental and conservation organizations, most of them ABRA members, filed a motion on May 30 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that the Commission supplement the Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to address significant new information bearing on the project’s environmental impacts.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied on May 28 a request of the U.S. Corps of Engineers and the owner of the Keystone XL Pipeline to reinstate the Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP12) authority of the Corps. A federal district court in Montana had ruled on April 15 that the Corps had violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in issuing the current NWP12 and revoked the Corps’ authority to issue any new permits for pipeline projects to cross streams and rivers.
- – Appalachian Voices – 5/5/20