Antitrust: A New Line Of Attack Against Pipelines

Law360, New York (February 13, 2017, 11:47 AM EST) -- David L. Wochner

Sandra E. Safro

John L. Longstreth Environmental groups have made little secret of their opposition to the continuing use of fossil fuels and the development of infrastructure to support that use. A new line in their multifront attack on fossil fuel-related projects is evidenced by the Sierra Club’s recent filings with federal regulatory agencies asserting that two natural gas pipeline projects violate antitrust law. Although styled as “complaints,” the filings do not initiate an adjudicatory proceeding, but rather appear to be requests for...
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