The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed new permits related to vulnerable species for the 600-mile, 1.5B cf/day Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.
The court placed on hold the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's revised biological opinion and incidental take statement for the project, pending litigation brought by environmental groups.
Lead developer Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) says the stay is "unwarranted" and "overly broad."
The same court earlier this year struck the previous incidental take statement for the project for failing to set clear and enforceable limits on harming vulnerable species.
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