Endangered Species Impacts from ACP Deemed Not a Problem

Also from this week’s ABRA Update, #155 for November 9, 2017: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has completed its review of the potential impact on certain endangered species by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and concluded that the project “is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence” of any of the species. The October 16 report, posted this week on the docket of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, was done in accordance with requirements of the Endangered Species Act. The species studied in the FWS report were the Indiana bat (Ibat), rusty patched bumble bee (RPBB), small whorled pogonia, Running Buffalo clover, Roanoke logperch, Madson Cave isopod and the Northern long-eared bat.