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Wyoming Governor to Review Sage Grouse Habitat Program

Wyoming Governor to Review Sage Grouse Habitat Program

Wyoming’s Republican Gov. Mark Gordon indicated Wednesday he would review an ongoing program to protect sage grouse habitat, but he said the program’s primary elements and protections would remain unchanged.

April 3, 2019
New York Regulators to Analyze Downstate Natural Gas Shortages

New York Regulators to Analyze Downstate Natural Gas Shortages

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) said this week it plans to analyze and report on the changing market conditions that prompted Consolidated Edison Co. (Con Ed) to impose a moratorium on new natural gas customers in Westchester County.

January 30, 2019

Six States Want FERC to Reconsider Course Shift on Environmental Reviews

FERC should set aside plans to limit climate reviews when considering natural gas pipeline project applications, according to a court filing by six states and the District of Columbia (DC).

December 5, 2018
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The Trump administration plans to complete a court-ordered review of the controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline before the end of the year.

September 6, 2018
Environmental Challenge to FERC Review of Trans-Pecos Pipeline Falls Short

Environmental Challenge to FERC Review of Trans-Pecos Pipeline Falls Short

A federal appeals court panel recently rejected an environmental group’s objection to FERC’s approval last year of facilities to carry natural gas from West Texas to Mexico, saying the regulatory agency had fulfilled its obligation to review the project’s impacts.

July 25, 2018

FERC Initiates Inquiry into Pipeline Certification Process

FERC on Thursday issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) that could lead to a revision of its policies regarding the review and authorization of interstate natural gas transportation facilities under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act.

April 19, 2018

Faster Infrastructure Permitting Signaled by DOE, EPA, Interior and Other Agencies

Eight months after President Trump called for the federal government to expedite its review and permitting of major infrastructure projects, 12 agencies agreed Monday to follow permitting timetables designed to complete the reviews within two years.

April 10, 2018

McIntyre’s Tenure at FERC to Begin With Review of the Pipeline Certification Process

FERC will review a decades-old policy that governs how it evaluates natural gas pipeline proposals, Kevin McIntyre said Thursday during his first monthly meeting as chairman of the regulatory agency.

December 21, 2017
Sierra Club Drops Legal Challenge of Nexus Gas Transmission

Sierra Club Drops Legal Challenge of Nexus Gas Transmission

The Sierra Club on Monday filed in federal court to drop both its appeal of the Nexus Gas Transmission project and an emergency motion to stop construction, saying it no longer has the support of affected landowners.

November 20, 2017

FERC’s Chatterjee Calls for Shorter NatGas Pipeline Permitting Process

FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee said he wants to see the Commission significantly reduce its review process for natural gas pipelines, and described the Department of Energy (DOE) proposal to provide reliability and resiliency compensation to coal and nuclear baseload generators as “a conversation we need to have.”

October 18, 2017
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