FERC Chair Throws Cold Water On Project Climate Reviews

Law360 (April 10, 2019, 3:35 PM EDT) -- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee insisted Wednesday that the commission doesn't have the legal authority to deeply review the climate change impacts of pipelines and other natural gas infrastructure, though federal courts have already and may continue to say otherwise.

"From my vantage point, I don't believe the Natural Gas Act gave us that authority," Chatterjee told reporters following remarks at the 2019 Columbia Global Energy Summit in New York. "Congress would need to make changes to the Natural Gas Act to give us that authority, in my view."

Still, Chatterjee acknowledged the D.C. Circuit's 2017 ruling that directed...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!