A steel pipeline for natural gas liquids lies in an open-cut trench October 6, 2017 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Credit: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued new policy statements saying its approval process for natural gas pipelines and liquified natural gas facilities will take greenhouse gas emissions and “environmental justice” impacts into consideration in determining whether the infrastructure projects are in the public interest.  Although non-binding, the policy statements,Continue Reading

Inside Track: Planning, Environment & Sustainability - In the media, In practice and courts, Cases and Legislation - Real Estate and Construction

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. The authors explain that stakeholders interested in how climate change is addressed in the context of the National Environmental Policy Act should closely follow developments from the Council on Environmental Quality and the FederalContinue Reading

FERC Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rejected in DC Circuit

On August 3, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (DC Circuit) rejected the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) environmental analysis of a group of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) pipeline and export facilities near Brownsville, Texas, concluding that FERC had failed to adequately analyze both the greenhouse gas emissionsContinue Reading

FERC Considering GHG Emissions In Natural Gas Pipeline Analysis

On March 22, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order setting forth new standards it will use to evaluate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with natural gas pipeline projects. The order, which FERC publicly touts as a compromise approach, may help lay to rest questions about FERC’s treatment of GHGs in environmental analysisContinue Reading

FERC Focuses on Environmental Justice in Pipeline Certification Policy Statement | Morgan Lewis

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on February 18 seeking new information and comments on whether it should revise its policy statement on the certification of new interstate natural gas transportation facilities (Policy Statement). In light of environmental justice concerns raised in certificate proceedingsContinue Reading