Judges Keep Pressure On FERC To Decide Gas Project GHG ‘Significance’

February 13, 2024
Appellate judges are continuing to press the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to determine if gas projects’ greenhouse gas emissions are “significant,” a designation that could lead to more-rigorous environmental review, mitigation steps or even denial of a proposal. The ongoing debate surfaced again during Feb. 12 oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit about FERC’s approval of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal. “I don’t know why [FERC is] being so...

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