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Sierra Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin further construction of a 429-mile natural gas pipeline in Texas. An environmental group sought to halt work on the pipeline at 129 water crossings, arguing the Army Corps of...

United States Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Ass'n

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court held, 7-2, that the Forest Service had authority under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) to issue a special use permit that granted a right-of-way for a segment of a natural gas pipeline to be constructed beneath the...

Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Sunoco Pipeline L.P.

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a challenge to a pipeline company's failure to seek a CWA permit for construction of a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania. A conservation group argued the company violated the CWA by failing to obtain an...

Gulf South Pipeline Co., LP v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit vacated FERC's refusal to allow a natural gas pipeline company to impose incremental-plus rates to cover the costs of an expansion project. The company argued that FERC should have approved the incremental-plus rates...

Austin v. Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, LLC

ELR Case

A district court denied local government entities' and landowners' request to temporarily halt construction of a 430-mile natural gas pipeline in Texas. Plaintiffs argued that allowing construction without an incidental take permit...

Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC v. Nelson Co. Board of Supervisors

ELR Case

A district court granted a pipeline company's motion for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit concerning a Virginia county board's denial of the company's request to traverse floodplains to construct an interstate natural gas pipeline...

Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit dismissed a Native American tribe's petition to review a FERC order denying the tribe's motion to intervene in the Commission's proceeding over construction of a natural gas pipeline in Massachusetts. The tribe argued...

Friends of Buckingham v. State Air Pollution Control Board

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit vacated the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board's approval of a permit for construction of a compressor station associated with a natural gas pipeline in an historically African-American community. Environmental...

H.R. 4910

ELR Congressional Update

Wild Virginia v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit granted a motion to stay FWS' issuance of a biological opinion and incidental take statement for a proposed 300-mile natural gas pipeline running through Virginia and West Virginia, and to hold in abeyance litigation...

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