The Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals on July 26 struck down the latest permit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) had issued for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The issue arose from a requirement in the Endangered Species Act that (quoting from the decision) “the proposed pipeline will not jeopardize the continued existence of several endangered and threatened species that are likely to be impacted by pipeline construction.
- – The Recorder – 8/01/19
- – E&E News – 7/8/19
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, VA on May 9 heard arguments challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) biological opinion and incidental take statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) that led to work stopping on the project.
- – E&E News EnergyWire – 5/10/19
- – The Washington Post – 5/2/19
- – Courthouse News Service – 2/20/19
- – The Roanoke Times – 2/5/19
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) were stayed on December 7 by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court’s Order was the result of a motion filed November 30 by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife,
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 9/26/18