FERC Withdraws Rules That Would Stop Pipelines and LNG Projects

In late February, we alerted the industry to pending FERC rules that would require the Commission to consider a natural gas pipeline or LNG export project’s greenhouse gas impacts during construction, when in operation, and (much worse) when the natural gas it delivers is used or burned. That cost-benefit calculus would have become a key factor in FERC’s decision whether to grant the certificate necessary for construction. The policy would effectively give FERC’s majority a blank check to deny a project’s certificate on subjective, ideological or political grounds even if there is a clear market need for the natural gas it would deliver. DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE>>