FWS Blasts ETP's Bird Conservation Plan For $4.2B Pipeline

Law360, New York (May 26, 2016, 7:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday slammed a migratory bird conservation plan submitted by Energy Transfer Partners LP for a proposed $4.2 billion natural gas pipeline, saying it doesn't adequately protect avian species.

While Energy Transfer said its draft migratory bird conservation plan considers the construction and operational effects to birds during the development of the Rover pipeline project, and has taken steps to avoid or minimize such effects, the FWS said it doesn't go far enough.

"The service does not agree that the conservation measures described in the DMBCP adequately avoid and minimize the potential for migratory bird...

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