The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has requested in a February 10 letter that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) reinitiate formal consultation with Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (ACP, LLC) to develop a new Biological Opinion (BO) and Incidental Take Statement (ITS) on the company’s proposed pipeline.
The Norfolk District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has been told that it would violate legal requirements should it reinstate the suspended verification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) using the Corps’ Nationwide 12 Permit (NWP12). The argument was set forth in a February 11 letter from the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC),
- – The Recorder – 2/13/20
- – Natural Gas Intelligence – 2/12/20
- – Blue Virginia – 1/31/20
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline “threatens Virginia’s resources without clear corresponding benefits,” so stated a brief filed January 22 with the U.S. Supreme Court by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. The amicus brief was filed as part of the appeal brought by Atlantic Coast Pipeline,
A new request to halt construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was made to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a January 14 filing by the Southern Environmental Law Center, Appalachian Mountain Advocates and Chesapeake Bay Foundation on behalf of their respective client groups.
- – The New York Times – 1/23/20
- – Natural Resources Defense Council – 1/22/20
- – The Laurenburg Exchange – 1/21/19