Fish and Wildlife to Consider Incidental Taking of Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed issuance of an incidental take permit (ITP) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in response to an application from a coalition of nine energy companies that wish to conduct upstream and/or midstream oil and gas activities within West Virginia,