FERC Appeals Environmental Groups FOIA Win

Law360, New York (October 9, 2009, 4:49 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has filed an appeal to overturn an order for it to comply with two environmental groups' Freedom of Information Act requests in a battle over approval of a natural gas pipeline.

FERC filed notice of its appeal Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

The regulatory agency asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to scrap a decision by Oregon's Magistrate Judge Dennis Hubel, who ordered FERC to turn over mailing lists used to...
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