DC Circ. Told FERC Can't OK Changes To Contested LNG Plan

By Morgan Conley (June 2, 2021, 4:43 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unlawfully approved design changes to NextDecade's proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in South Texas while a fight over the project's final approval is still playing out in court, project challengers told the D.C. Circuit.

The Sierra Club, the city of Port Isabel and two community groups argued in a brief Tuesday that FERC stepped on the D.C. Circuit's toes by allowing Rio Grande LNG LLC to alter a design plan that is the subject of ongoing litigation. The project challengers argued that the developer was wrongfully permitted to reduce the amount of equipment it will use to...

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