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DC Circ. Backs Narrow FERC Review Of US-Mexico Pipeline

Law360 (July 17, 2018, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday rejected an environmental group's challenge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a portion of a Texas gas pipeline leading to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the agency correctly determined an expanded environmental review of the entire pipeline wasn't necessary.

An appeals court panel backed FERC's conclusion that it only had jurisdiction to review a 1,093-foot pipeline that crosses beneath the Rio Grande to the U.S.-Mexico border and not the 148-mile, Texas-only Trans-Pecos pipeline it connects with. The panel rejected the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Big Bend Conservation Alliance v. FERC

Case Number



Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit


Date Filed

January 3, 2017

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