Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 12, 2020

District Court Ruling Endangers National Parks

National Parks Conservation Association reports

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling in National Parks Conservation Association’s lawsuit regarding Dominion Energy’s massive, illegally permitted Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line project in the James River.

The court granted defendants’ (Dominion Energy and the US Army Corps of Engineers) motion for remand without vacatur. Despite disobeying the law by building this project without a legally mandated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as required under the National Environmental Policy Act, Dominion will not lose its permit for the project, pending an ongoing EIS process ordered by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Read more at District Court Ruling Endangers National Parks, Historic Jamestown · National Parks Conservation Association


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