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FERC Considers Direct GHGs For LNG Projects, Omits Broader Analysis

February 22, 2019
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a new order says it must consider the direct greenhouse gas emissions from liquified natural gas (LNG) export projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but that it need not assess broader upstream and downstream GHG emissions as it must do for certain gas pipelines. The commission’s 3-1 order , issued Feb. 21, is being called a “breakthrough” because it is the first approval of an LNG terminal in two years, ending...

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