FERC Issues COVID-19 Response to Address Filing Deadlines and Conferences

by Kelly A. Daly In an effort to ensure Americans have access to reliable energy during this unprecedented time, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has identified a COVID-19 point of contact and instituted additional procedures to make sure regulated … Continue reading

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FERC Adopts Favorable Buckeye XPress Environmental Assessment; Greenhouse Gas Emissions Not A Prohibitive Factor

By Kelly Daly, Farris Gillman, and Fabian Eichentopf On January 23, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adopted the Office of Environmental Projects’ (OEP) Environmental Assessment (EA) of Buckeye XPress, concluding that the project will have “no significant impact” … Continue reading

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FERC Asserts Authority: Declaratory Order Says Eminent Domain Exempted From State Sovereign Immunity

By Kelly Daly, Farris Gillman, and Fabian Eichentopf In a recent declaratory order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) asserted the right of its certificate holders to “exercise eminent domain authority over state-owned land.”  The Natural Gas Act (“NGA”) provides … Continue reading

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FERC to Consider Updating PURPA: May Signal Big Changes Without New Legislation

by Farris J. Gillman The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced at its most recent monthly conference that it is taking a new look at PURPA. The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) was enacted in 1978 in response to … Continue reading

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DC Circuit Rules that FERC Must Consider Global Warming in Approving New Natural Gas Pipelines

by Timothy J. Sabo The United States has one of the most extensive natural gas pipeline networks in the world.  This vast network enables the ongoing switch away from coal-fired generation and toward a renewables and natural gas-based electric system.  … Continue reading

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