Skip to comments.FERC issues stop work order on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Posted on 08/11/2018 8:52:51 AM PDT by buckalfa
WASHINGTON The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a stop work order on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, ordering Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC and Dominion Energy Transmission Inc. to provide an interim right-of-way and work area stabilization plan.
The order halts construction of the $5.5 billion project, which includes 600 miles of buried pipeline from West Virginia into eastern North Carolina.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an order on Aug. 6 vacating a right-of-way permit from the National Park Service and the Incidental Take Statement issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Commission staff cannot predict when NPS or FWS may act or whether NPS will ultimately approve the same route, Office of Energy Projects Director Terry Turpin said in a letter to Dominion Energy.
Should NPS authorize an alternative crossing location, Atlantic may need to revise substantial portions of the ACP route across non-federal or federal lands, possibly requiring further authorizations and environmental review.
Aaron Ruby, spokesman for Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Dominion Energy, said they are working with key agencies to resume construction as soon as possible.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been the most thoroughly reviewed infrastructure project in the history of our region. The recent action by the courts and FERC are further evidence of this unprecedented scrutiny and the high standard that is being applied to this project, he said.
The interim right-of-way and work area stabilization plan have to be submitted within five days for review and written approval by the Turpin or a designee of the Office of Energy Projects.
i know nothing about this particular project.. but this
sure sounds like
the kind of dysfunctional Bullsheet
that so frequently cripples our country
Comments on the article pretty much sum it up. Yet more activism from the bench.
You can’t just turn a pipeline 90 degrees. If they end up needing to go down a different ROW it’s likely going to cost a ton, not to mention the cost of down time waiting for re-approval. Then there’s the potential issue of needing to move outside a previously approved ROW to line up with the new ROW.
Someone should get slapped down hard for this.
Swampers still at work!
just think of the hundreds of millions, maybe even billions, we could save by doing away with the legislative and executive granches of the federal government.
After all - we basically now have district court judges ignoring law and the constitutional seperation of powers and running the country as they see fit.
Aaron Ruby, spokesman for Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Dominion Energy, said they are working with key agencies to resume construction as soon as possible
Which Democrats, Democrat Media Orgs, and Democrat-financing Enviro Groups do we need to pay off, to make this go Away??
Government in the 21st Century.
Second pipeline being halted in my area.
First was Mountain Valley pipeline.
Cost overruns are going to be astronomical.
Some contracted workers are being paid to show up and just sit for their shifts.
Ooobladi, ooblada, life goes on, bra.
La-la how the life goes on.
These idiotic government/Judicial officials kill a gas pipeline and then when the price of gas increases theyll sue the gas companies for allegedly increasing prices.
And the enviro lawyers don’t care - they want to stop ALL energy products ,distribution (except Warren Buffett union railroad traffic ) and profits .
They need clear instructions from Trump that this is about getting the job DONE, NOT about killing it!
Whoever the jerks are that filled the suit as well as the judge, I hope their energy bills skyrocket.
Err filed the suit.
How appropriate that the Great Dismal Swamp should appear on the pipeline map.
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