Description: Challenge to permits issued for oil transport facility in Virginia.
Notice of Intent to Sue from Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/24/2015 Notice of Intent to Sue Download Request for reevaluation and notice of intent to sue submitted. Environmental Groups Threatened Lawsuit Over Corps of Engineers Permits for Virginia Oil Terminal. The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club sent a request for reevaluation and 60-day notice of intent to sue to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in connection with permits issued by the Corps for an oil transport facility in Yorktown, Virginia. The letter asked the Corps to reevaluate the granting of permits under the River and Harbors Act and the Clean Water Act. The organizations said that the Corps had failed to consider certain information in its “public interest review,” including threats posed by rising sea levels. The organizations also asserted that the Corps violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding potential effects of the agency action on the endangered Atlantic sturgeon and Kemp’s ridley and loggerhead sea turtles.