Court Rejects Key Pipeline GHG Suit But NEPA Policy Remains Vulnerable

May 9, 2019
A federal court has dismissed on standing grounds a challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) climate review of a New York natural gas pipeline approval, effectively upholding for the first time FERC’s narrow review policy though sources say the approach remains vulnerable in a pending case over a Tennessee pipeline. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on May 9 issued an unpublished per curiam order dismissing the case, Otsego...

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