Major permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline suspended

This article discusses why a major permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been suspended by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline hit another permitting snag Tuesday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspended the 600-mile project’s authorization to cross hundreds of waterways and wetlands.

“Following requests from Appalachian Mountain Advocates (Appalmad) attorneys, the Norfolk, Huntington, and Pittsburgh districts of the Army Corps of Engineers have each suspended its authorization of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline,” the nonprofit law and policy conservation group said. “As a result, ACP lacks authorization to do any instream or wetland construction anywhere along its route.”

Blue Virginia has copies of the letters from the corps districts suspending the natural gas pipeline’s authorization under Nationwide Permit 12 to cross waterways and wetlands. The pipeline is planned to run from West Virginia, through Virginia and into North Carolina.

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