A motion to stay the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s (FWS) latest Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) was filed November 30 with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) on behalf of its clients: Defenders of Wildlife,
The Nelson County Board of Zoning Appeals denied on December 3, by a 3-2 vote, four of Dominion Energy’s applications for the variances to the County’s flood plain ordinance needed to construct the Atlantic Coast Pipeline across flood plains in Nelson.
- – The News & Advance – 12/5/18
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.
- – Virginia Mercury 11/28/18
- – The Recorder – 11/29/18
- – The National Law Review – 11/28/18
- – The Washington Post – 11/9/18
Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a certificate to build an extension of its project that would extend into North Carolina, what it calls the Southgate Project. The November 6 filing with FERC,
The Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board deferred until its December 10 meeting a decision on a needed air permit for the proposed compressor station in Buckingham County for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The vote was 6-0.