The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) queue for deciding liquefied natural gas (LNG) applications is arbitrary and unlawful, said Center for Liquefied Natural Gas President Bill Cooper.
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In a major victory for pipelines, a federal court in western Oklahoma has denied a request by the Sierra Club and two other organizations to enjoin the construction of the Cushing, OK-to-Port Arthur, TX, portion of the Keystone Pipeline, which was slated to begin Monday (Aug. 6). It further rejected an attack on the legality of a water-crossing permit needed in pipeline construction.
Two conservation groups are suing the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) for allowing natural gas development in the watershed prior to a moratorium instituted last year. The plaintiffs have asked the court to have the drilled wells removed, “and the sites cleaned up and restored to natural conditions.”
New York may well face a significantly increased risk for a major blackout during the summer of 2007 due to an arbitrary and detrimental rule change that holds the potential to destroy or emasculate emergency demand response programs in New York City and the state, according to ConsumerPowerline (CPLN), a strategic energy asset management firm.