Judges Signal Need For Broader FERC Upstream, Downstream GHG Study

September 24, 2021
A panel of appellate judges appears poised to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to more broadly consider the greenhouse gases tied to natural gas pipelines, including emissions both upstream and downstream of the project itself. The judges are also weighing whether to apply a recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision on whether FERC must weigh use of the social cost of carbon (SCC) to monetize the damages of such emissions in National...

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