FERC allows pipeline to keep operating amid debate over project ‘need’

September 14, 2021
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in an unusual 11th hour order is allowing a contested natural gas pipeline to continue operating on a temporary basis after an appellate court vacated the panel’s approval of the project as “needed” to benefit the public. Meanwhile, owners of the Spire STL pipeline are pressing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to withhold the “mandate” putting its vacatur of FERC’s prior approval into effect, saying they intend to...

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