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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...

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...

Pacific Gas & Elec. Co. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court dismisses petitions for review of two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) orders concerning the calculation of settlement statements relating to the California energy crisis. The California Independent System Operator...

National Comm. for the New River v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court dismisses an environmental group's petition for review of seven Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) orders concerning a natural gas pipeline extension from Virginia to North Carolina. The group lacked standing to...

California Power Exch. Corp. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court denies a California public utility's petition for a writ of mandamus staying various aspects of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order addressing the crisis surrounding California's restructuring of its...

Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court holds that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could require a hydroelectric power company, as part of its Federal Power Act (FPA) license, to implement a wild rice enhancement plan on a lake bordering federal...

Conservation Law Found. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court denies petitions to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) relicensing of a hydroelectric project in Maine. The petitioners argue that FERC's rejection of minimum flow requirements in a branch of the...

Centralia, Wash., City of v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court grants a city's petition for review and reverses the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) order requiring the city to conduct a study of the effects of the Yelm Hydroelectric Project on the anadromous fish in the...