Items Tagged with 'nepa'


Piceance Drilling Plans Violated NEPA, Court Rules

The Bureau of Land Management violated the National Environmental Policy Act by not taking a hard look at the indirect impacts from onshore oil and natural gas production when it approved drilling on nearly 20,000 acres in the Piceance Basin, a federal judge in Colorado ruled Wednesday. Read More

Environmental Group Appeals FERC's New Market Project Decision for Ignoring NEPA Obligations

Arguing that FERC "arbitrarily and capriciously" ignored its obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act in deciding the fate of Dominion Transmission Inc.'s New Market project earlier this year, the environmental group Otsego 2000 has challenged the order in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC) Circuit. Read More

DOE Panel Recommends Expedited LNG Exports, NEPA Review

A task force at the Department of Energy has come up with a list of four recommendations for the department to follow, including expediting approval of small-scale liquefied natural gas exports, and conducting a review of National Environmental Policy Act regulations and how they are implemented. Read More

New White House GHG Guidance Broader Than Last

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Thursday released updated and expanded draft guidance on how federal agencies should consider greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change when weighing development under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Read More