Skeptical Courts May Undermine Trump's Energy Project Push

By Keith Goldberg (August 23, 2017, 10:11 PM EDT) -- Recent court rulings ordering federal agencies to analyze the climate change impacts of fossil fuel projects highlight the legal hurdles facing President Donald Trump's executive orders encouraging faster approvals of energy infrastructure, and experts say that judges' willingness to acknowledge global warming may mean those executive orders end up slowing down — not speeding up — project development.

On Tuesday, a D.C. Circuit panel vacated the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of the $3.5 billion Southeast Market Pipelines project and directed the agency to analyze the impacts of downstream greenhouse gas emissions that will result from Florida power plants burning the...

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!


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?
Ask a question!