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    FERC Approves PennEast Pipeline: Opponents Look to Clean Water Act to Stop ‘Dangerous and Unneeded’ Project

    FERC Approves PennEast Pipeline: Opponents Look to Clean Water Act to Stop ‘Dangerous and Unneeded’ Project

    A controversial natural gas pipeline project with a proposed route through New Jersey can move forward, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruled Friday. Owners of the proposed $1.2 billion PennEast Pipeline, which would carry shale gas from Pennsylvania through New Jersey, said they are planning to begin construction this year following the certificate of […]

    Victory: Constitution Pipeline Request Denied by FERC

    Victory: Constitution Pipeline Request Denied by FERC

    Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a decision, which spells bad news for the proposed Constitution Pipeline, a 124-mile natural gas pipeline slated to run through New York State and Pennsylvania. Constitution Pipeline went to FERC and asked them to invalidate the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) denial for a necessary […]

    FERC Rejection of Coal and Nuclear Bailout Is Big Win for Renewable Energy

    FERC Rejection of Coal and Nuclear Bailout Is Big Win for Renewable Energy

    By Alex Formuzis Federal regulators’ rejection Monday of the White House’s scheme to prop up the coal and nuclear power industries is a big win for electricity customers and renewable energy, said Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied a petition by Energy Sec. Rick Perry to require […]

    ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Brings Freezing Weather as Grid Debate Intensifies

    ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Brings Freezing Weather as Grid Debate Intensifies

    Temperatures continue in their second week of freezing lows in much of the U.S. as the Northeast braces for an intense “bomb cyclone” storm expected to hit Thursday. Science studies and models report that the outbreak of arctic air bringing freezing temperatures to the lower U.S. is consistent with a warming planet, while researchers also […]

    In Major Climate Decision, DC Circuit Rejects Federal Approval of Sabal Trail Pipeline

    In Major Climate Decision, DC Circuit Rejects Federal Approval of Sabal Trail Pipeline

    By Elly Benson Last week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) attempts to downplay the massive climate impacts of the Southeast Market Pipelines Project, a $3.5 billion project that includes the 515-mile Sabal Trail pipeline. FERC and the pipeline companies argued that even though the project’s purpose is […]

    Court Rules FERC Failed to Adequately Review Environmental Impacts of Sabal Trail Pipeline

    Court Rules FERC Failed to Adequately Review Environmental Impacts of Sabal Trail Pipeline

    The U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Tuesday saying that the Federal Environmental Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) failed to adequately review the environmental impacts of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the fracked gas Sabal Trail pipeline, which runs more than 500 miles through Alabama, Georgia and Florida. “Today, the D.C. Circuit rejected FERC’s […]