Ruling On FERC’s Tolling Orders Could Slow Pipelines

Law360 (February 12, 2020, 4:13 PM EST) -- On March 20, all of the members of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear arguments challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s use of so-called tolling orders. The court’s decision in this matter could have major impacts on FERC, which routinely fails to issue substantive orders on rehearing in a timely manner.

Parties that object to any FERC order have 30 days to file a request for rehearing of such decision. Congress statutorily requires FERC to issue orders addressing challenges to their initial orders within 30 days of the filing of requests for rehearing.

Both the Federal...

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