A spokesperson with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced on Monday that construction on the pipeline is ready to resume.
This information was released via an official statement from Dominion Energy. According to the statement, construction crews have been immediately mobilized to resume construction following the authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The statement also said that weather conditions across the project footprint are being monitored, and work will be resumed only in areas where it is safe to do.
Dominion Energy said they commend the Fish & Wildlife Service and National Park Service for promptly addressing the issues raised by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and FERC’s Stop Work Order. The agencies have reaffirmed that the pipeline project does not threaten any federally protected species and is consistent with the public use of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the statement says.
The statement also says that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project remains on track for completion by the end of next year, and that it will allow public utilities to meet the growing demand for cleaner electricity, residential home heating and power for local businesses.
FERC’s authorization to resume construction is available on the FERC website.