Last evening the US Court for the District of Columbia lifted the halt of construction.
As you know, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia halted construction on the entire Atlantic Sunrise pipeline on Monday. Thanks to all of you who visited construction sites to document activity and see workers off.
For Immediate Release
Today, 06 November 2017, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative stay on construction of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline “pending further order of the court.” This ruling comes in response to an emergency motion for stay filed by the Sierra Club, Lancaster Against Pipelines, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, Allegheny Defense Project, Clean Air Council, Concerned Citizens of Lebanon County, Heartwood, and the Accokeek, Mattawoman, Piscataway Creeks Communities Council.
The emergency motion called for a halt to construction unless or until FERC conducts a more comprehensive environmental review and issues a more persuasive argument for the necessity of this project.
Over the past month, our communities in Lancaster County have demonstrated extraordinary courage in publicly resisting the rushed construction of this pipeline, siting the egregious failures of our regulatory agencies, elected officials, and the courts in protecting our environment against the wholly unnecessary export pipeline.
Lancaster Against Pipelines applauds the federal court’s decision, which is a long overdue check of corporate overreach violating the rights of landowners, the environment, and our communities. We look forward to the court’s final ruling on our challenge, which we hope will bring a permanent halt to this dangerous and unjust project.
Media Contact: Ann Neumann, 347.721.0711
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