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).
Dominion Energy submitted a request to the Federal Energy Regulatory (FERC) for a two-year extension of time for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to be completed. The certificate that FERC issued for the project on October 13, 2017 expires on October 13 of this year.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced a major streamlining of regulatory processes under the management of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). In a June 12 memorandum to the Chief of the Forest Service Perdue directed that the USFS increase the productivity of National Forests and Grasslands,
West Virginia Rivers Coalition and Trout Unlimited have released a new report discussing the impact pipeline construction has on rivers and streams. Reducing Impacts of Pipelines Crossing Rivers and Streams notes that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline routes include over 2,600 waterbody crossings in West Virginia,
A new report from the International Energy Agency (EIA) forecasts that “global natural gas consumption is heading for an estimated 4% drop in 2020.” Among highlights in the report, Gas 2020, are:
- In the United States output of gas-fired power generation reached new highs in 2019,
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