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Sierra Club v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, denied an environmental group's petition for review challenging FERC's approval of a proposed liquefied natural gas project in Texas. The group argued that FERC violated NEPA in its...

Petro Star Inc. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit granted a refining company's petition challenging FERC's methodology for determining payments to oil companies that use the Trans Alaska Pipeline System to transport oil in a commingled stream. Absent monetary...

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Committee

The D.C. Circuit vacated a FERC decision allowing a power company to use a regional transmission organization's (RTO's) transmission lines in order to join another RTO network. The two RTOs involved in this case had entered a joint...

Hoopa Valley Tribe v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied a Native American tribe's petition challenging FERC's decision declining to impose conditions on a utility's annual licenses for a hydroelectric plant in order to preserve the Klamath River's trout fishery....

South Coast Air Quality Management Dist. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The Ninth Circuit denied a petition for review of a FERC order approving the construction of new facilities to allow for the flow of natural gas from Mexico northbound into southern California. FERC's EIS contained a reasonably thorough...

America Gas Ass'n v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit ordered FERC to reconsider its reporting rules for interstate natural gas pipelines. During the public comment period, petitioners—a national trade association of gas utility companies—requested additional and more...

Eastern Niagara Pub. Power Alliance v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) decision to grant a state agency a new 50-year license to operate a hydroelectric facility near Niagara Falls. Several communities in western New York argued...

American Forest & Paper Ass'n v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) interpretation of the term "markets" as used in an amendment to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act that created exceptions to a...

Albany Eng'g Corp. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit reversed and remanded a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order allowing states to regulate the reimbursement of "headwater benefits" from downstream hydropower plants to upstream dam operators. To enable...

Duncan's Point Lot Owners Ass'n v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit held that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, or residents' due process rights in its...