Sierra Club v. Department of the Interior

Last year, the Fish and Wildlife Service issued a permit for a new 600-mile natural gas pipeline project and authorized the pipeline to kill or otherwise harm several endangered or threatened species (including the clubshell, the rusty patched bumble bee, the Madison Cave isopod, the Indiana bat, and the northern long-eared bat). Also that year, the Forest Service authorized the pipeline to cross the Blue Ridge Parkway, which would affect the scenic view from the road. Fourth Circuit: Both approvals are rescinded.

Tags: 2018, DOI, Forest Service, Fourth Circuit, FWS, Permits

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