On Tuesday May 22, 2018, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (ACP, LLC) hand-delivered to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) its response to the agency as to how it proposes to proceed with constructing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in light of the May 15 order from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacating the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) biological opinion on the project as it relates to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The documents, originally due on Monday May 21, were hand-delivered because of issues with FERC’s website on Monday.
In an email-press release, ACP said:
“We have filed our response, identifying by milepost the areas we are committing to avoid. Per (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) and (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), because this information contains the locations of sensitive species which are customarily treated as privileged and confidential, this information is not being released to the public.”
For more, see the WV Exponent Telegram story.