FERC Signals Optimism Over Southern Pipeline

Law360, New York (February 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has preliminarily found that a proposed 500-mile natural gas pipeline that would stretch across several southern states can be constructed in an environmentally sound manner should its builder implement certain recommended features.

On Friday, FERC issued its draft environmental impact statement for the project, which has been proposed by Midcontinent Express Pipeline LLC. The statement is required by the National Environmental Policy Act.

“The FERC staff concludes that the proposed project, with the appropriate mitigation measures as recommended, would have limited...
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