The Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and six other environmental groups opened another front Monday in their battle against Equitrans Midstream’s Mountain Valley Pipeline, asking a federal appeals court to overturn the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s determination that the project would not jeopardize endangered and threatened species.
The groups filed the one-page petition for judicial review in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which last year halted construction of a different project, Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, after finding fatal flaws in FWS’ analysis of its effect on the endangered Indiana bat and other species.
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