In a positive development for the oil and gas industry, but one that is also sure to generate legal challenges from environmental groups, the Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a narrowed definition about which waterbodies deserve protection under the federal Clean Water Act.
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FERC on Wednesday authorized Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) to resume construction on a portion of the route in Braxton County, WV, where work had been halted following a recent federal appeals court decision.
Another U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office has suspended authorization for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) to cross dozens more streams and wetlands in West Virginia, citing a federal appeals court decision earlier this month that vacated a key permit.
In yet another blow for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday suspended authorization for the project to cross hundreds of streams and wetlands in Virginia, citing a recent decision from a federal appeals court that vacated a key permit.
A federal judge in South Carolina on Thursday blocked the Trump administration from delaying enforcement of a controversial Obama-era definition of what constitutes Waters of the United States (WOTUS), issuing an injunction making the rule law in 26 states where the 2015 Clean Water Rule (CWR) has not already been stayed.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers said they plan to repeal, rather than modify, a controversial Obama-era definition of what constitutes Waters of the United States (WOTUS), arguing that the definition has led to regulatory uncertainty and runs afoul of previous rulings by the Supreme Court.
For the second time in one week, an appellate court panel in Philadelphia rejected an environmental group’s challenge to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC’s Orion Project, a looping project on its 300 Line designed to serve increasing demand in the Mid-Atlantic and New England.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday proposed rescinding the Clean Water Rule (CWR), which was designed by the Obama administration to clarify what constitutes Waters of the United States (WOTUS).
With industry, a U.S. senator and North Dakota state officials all focused on robust permitting applications for oil and natural gas development in the Bakken Shale, a new collaboration of federal agencies, the Bakken Federal Executives Group, is the latest attempt to streamline federal processes that are criticized for being too slow.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP) for its Northeast Upgrade Project after determining that it is in the public interest and would not adversely affect the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project is not necessary, in part because the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave its approval in May 2012 (see NGI, June 4, 2012). The Northeast Upgrade Project calls for expanding TGP’s existing 24-inch diameter 300 Line by building five, 30-inch diameter pipeline loops and modifying four existing compressor stations. The $400 million project would allow an additional 636,000 Dth/d of natural gas to be transported via the 300 Line to markets in the Northeast. An interconnection with the Algonquin Gas Transmission line also is to be built in Mahwah, NJ.