Court Tosses Pipeline Permits

Richmond Court Rules Against ACL

August 07, 2018 - 9:16 am

Richmond, VA ( – A federal court in Richmond pulled two permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  Environmental groups say the ruling should halt construction on the 600-mile natural gas pipeline.

A three-judge federal appeals court panel says a Fish and Wildlife Service permit had no specific limits for impact on five threatened or endangered species, and a National Park Service permit allowed the pipeline to pass underneath the Blue Ridge Parkway without explaining how that's possible with a National Park System scenic parkway.

Dominion Energy, the project's lead developer, says it'll work to resolve the issues and predicts only a short delay.

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