2nd Circ. Backs Limited FERC Review Of Marcellus Pipeline

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a 39-mile natural gas pipeline in northeast Pennsylvania, reinforcing FERC and industry arguments that the commission need not examine whether a proposed pipeline would spark significant new natural gas development in the region.

A three-judge panel ruled that FERC wasn’t obligated to consider the broader effects of increased drilling in its environmental assessment of the Marc I Hub Line Project, delivering a rebuke to environmental groups that argued that the commission’s review was...
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