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natural gas pipeline

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...

Defenders of Wildlife v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit vacated a biological opinion and incidental take statement issued by FWS in connection with a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run from West Virginia to North Carolina. Environmental groups argued that FWS...

Birckhead v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition to review FERC's decision authorizing the construction and operation of a new natural gas compression facility in Tennessee. Landowners and business owners argued that FERC violated NEPA by failing to...

National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. v. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

ELR Case

The Second Circuit vacated a decision by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denying a state water quality certification for construction of a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Pennsylvania and western...

Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC v. 6.56 Acres of Land

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit affirmed district courts' injunction orders granting a pipeline company immediate possession of necessary easements along its FERC-approved pipeline route by eminent domain. Landowners argued that the district courts...

Davilla v. Enable Midstream Partners L.P.

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court's decision in a challenge to a natural gas pipeline company's expired easement on tribal land. The pipeline company appealed the district court's granting of summary...