A ruling Monday from the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Incidental Take Statement and the National Park Service’s right of way permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
“A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permit was ‘arbitrary and capricious’ because it provided no specific limits for the allowable impact on five threatened or endangered species. The ruling elaborates on a decision first issued in May,” the Associated Press reports.