FERC Defends Rejection of Claims of Induced Gas Production in Reviewing LNG Export Terminal Application
Law360 reports that in the court appeal of FERCs orders approving the Corpus Christi LNG export terminal, FERC stands by its policy that, in its environmental review of Corpus Christi LNGs export project application, FERC was not required to consider the environmental effects of potential increased gas production caused by the project. Sierra Club and other environmental groups have challenged FERCs policy on this issue and related issues. FERC argued in its brief that the location and timing of any future production are speculative. Without knowing where, in what quantity, and under what circumstances additional gas production will occur, the environmental impacts resulting from such activity are not reasonably foreseeable within the meaning of the [National Environmental Policy Act] regulations.
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