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BLM Considers Large Acreage Protection For Sage Grouse

In a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) published in the Federal Register on Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offered the possibility of setting aside 10 million acres in six western states to protect greater sage grouse habitat.

December 30, 2016
FERC DEIS for Mountain Valley Pipeline Needs Work, Federal Agencies Say

FERC DEIS for Mountain Valley Pipeline Needs Work, Federal Agencies Say

FERC’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) is incomplete or insufficient, a number of participating federal agencies told the Commission last week.

December 28, 2016
Federal Agencies Critique ‘Incomplete’ MVP DEIS

Federal Agencies Critique ‘Incomplete’ MVP DEIS

FERC’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) is incomplete or insufficient, a number of participating federal agencies told the Commission last week.

December 27, 2016
Green Group Asks FERC to Prepare Supplemental DEIS For Nexus Pipeline

Green Group Asks FERC to Prepare Supplemental DEIS For Nexus Pipeline

Environmental group Sustainable Medina County (SMC) filed a motion Monday asking FERC to complete a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Nexus Gas Transmission LLC pipeline.

October 18, 2016

Climate Change-Minded EPA Calls FERC on Greenhouse Gas Carpet

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told FERC on Tuesday it still is not satisfied with the “climate change analysis” behind the Commission’s environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Leach Xpress and Rayne Xpress Expansion projects. The agency asked for a “headquarters level” meeting to straighten out disagreements over climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

October 12, 2016

Enviros Call on FERC to Revise Atlantic Sunrise DEIS

A coalition of environmental groups on Monday asked FERC to redo its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the Marcellus-to-Southeast Atlantic Sunrise expansion, a project of Williams Partners’ Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco).

October 11, 2016

EPA, National Park Service Object to FERC’s PennEast Pipeline DEIS

The National Park Service (NPS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday detailed their concerns with FERC’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the PennEast Pipeline, with both saying that a significant amount of information is missing from the document that could better help the public understand it.

September 13, 2016

Interior Testing Interest by Oil, NatGas Industry for Alaska’s Cook Inlet

The energy industry has, for now, eschewed interest in exploring and developing oil and natural gas reserves offshore Alaska, but a federal environmental review is underway regardless for Cook Inlet offshore the south-central coast, to determine whether to proceed with a scheduled auction next June.

July 18, 2016
Nexus Pipeline Takes Another Step, Gets Favorable DEIS from FERC

Nexus Pipeline Takes Another Step, Gets Favorable DEIS from FERC

The Nexus Gas Transmission LLC pipeline and related Texas Eastern Appalachian Lease (TEAL) project received a favorable draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) from FERC Friday, bringing Appalachian Basin producers a step closer to more westward takeaway.

July 11, 2016
EPA Gives Leach, Rayne XPress DEIS A Thumbs-Down

EPA Gives Leach, Rayne XPress DEIS A Thumbs-Down

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in comments filed with FERC on Monday that the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for Columbia Pipeline Group Inc.’s Leach and Rayne XPress pipeline projects is insufficient, recommending that additional information be included in the final version.

June 15, 2016