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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...

Oberlin, Ohio v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit remanded to FERC for further explanation of its order authorizing a company to construct an interstate natural gas pipeline through Michigan and Ohio and to use eminent domain to acquire any necessary rights-of-way. A...

Allegheny Defense Project v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit upheld FERC's approval of a natural gas pipeline that would run from northern Pennsylvania to Alabama. Environmental groups and landowners argued that FERC violated NEPA by failing to factor downstream greenhouse gas...