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Fourth Circuit Vacates National Park Ser...

By Joel L. Greene, Gerit F. Hull and Andrea I. Sarmentero Garzón In another blow to construction of the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), certificated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on October 13, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on August 6: (1) vacated as arbitrary and capricious the National Park Service’s (NPS’s) right-of-way permit that...

FERC Receives Initial Comments on its Pr...

                In November 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) proposed a new policy statement that outlines the standards interstate natural gas pipelines would need to satisfy in order to recover the costs to modernize their facilities and infrastructure. Initial comments on the proposed policy were due by January 26,...

FERC Proposes Policy on Cost Recovery fo...

              Following its open meeting on November 20, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) is seeking comments on a proposed new policy statement (PL15-1-000) that will outline the standards interstate natural gas pipelines must satisfy in order to recover the costs of modernizing their facilities and infrastructure. Once...

FERC Clarifies Treatment of Pipeline’s D...

By Joel L. Greene In an order on rehearing issued March 15, 2012 in Texas Gas Transmission, LLC, 138 FERC ¶ 61,175, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) took the opportunity to reiterate, and in light of overly broad precedent, clarify the conditions a pipeline must satisfy in order to obtain a discount-type adjustment for negotiated rate transactions in a Natural Gas...

Rep. Terry: Boehner will link pipeline b...

By Ben Geman / The Hill House GOP leaders plan to attach legislation to speed up approval of the controversial Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to a broader package that extends unemployment insurance and payroll tax cuts, a Republican lawmaker said. Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.), the sponsor of the Keystone pipeline measure, told reporters that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the...

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