FERC on Monday lifted a stop work order it issued more than a month ago for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), clearing the way for construction to restart along the 600-mile route.
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A federal appeals court has shut down an effort by environmental groups to stall Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s (ACP) construction plans over a condition in its West Virginia water crossing permit, a tactic that had more success against the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).
Work continued along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s (ACP) 600-mile route after a federal appeals court late Tuesday agreed with environmental groups challenging the project and vacated a key permit in an order that could halt construction in certain areas indefinitely.
FERC has denied Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s (ACP) request to extend tree clearing activities in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina beyond seasonal restrictions, finding that it would not offer an equal or greater level of environmental protection as the company claimed in a filing in mid-March.
North Carolina on Friday issued the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) a section 401 water quality certification (WQC) under the federal Clean Water Act, capping part of a prolonged regulatory process that brings the project one step closer to construction.
FERC has approved limited tree felling activities for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), a step forward for a project that continues to encounter vocal pushback from opposition groups and is still seeking final approval on some state-level permits.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) has written Chairman Kevin McIntyre asking that FERC grant rehearing requests on the Appalachia-to-Southeast Atlantic Coast (ACP) and Mountain Valley pipeline (MVP) projects.
Virginia regulators conditionally approved a state water quality permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) Tuesday, marking another step forward for the controversial 600-mile, 1.5 Bcf/d natural gas pipeline.