October 2021, Vol. 248, No. 10


Top Federal Appeals Court Raps FERC’s Knuckles

By Stephen Barlas, Contributing Editor, Washington D.C. Not that it needed encouragement, but the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) received new legal leverage from a top federal appeals court to do a more thorough job calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and effects on minority communities when performing environmental impact statements (EIS) and environmental assessments for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and pipeline construction applications.   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is the court that assesses federal agency compliance with federal laws – in this case, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).   Among the proje

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