Twenty-four conservation groups, including ABRA, have voiced strong support to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for the agency to finalize designating the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species. The groups’ May 23 letter to FWS, sent on their behalf by the Southern Environmental Law Center,
- – Forbes – 4/2/22
- – The Roanoke Times – 3/20/22
- – E&E News – 3/14/22
An appeal by Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the decision of a three-judge panel to vacate the Forest Service permit for the project was rejected by Court on March 25. This leaves the MVP the option,
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created another delay for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) when it announced in a February 9 letter that it would not finalize action on a permit for the project to cross rivers,
- – The Roanoke Times – 2/22/22
- – Common Dreams – 2/19/22
Thirty-five conservation groups, including ABRA and several of its members, filed comments with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on December 3 in response to the agency’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding incidental take regulations under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).
The significant revisions made to the Endangered Species Act regulations by the Trump Administration in December 2020 are close to being reversed by the Biden Administration. The U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) developed last summer proposed regulations to undue the Trump changes that had relaxed protection criteria for critical habitats of endangered species.