DC Circ. Eyes Pols, Enviros' Right To Pursue Pipeline Suit

Law360, New York (October 11, 2017, 1:48 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit has asked for supplemental briefs on whether a group including Boston Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh, environmental groups and landowners has standing to bring a legal challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a $971 million pipeline that runs through New England and New York.

On Monday, in a one-page order, the court asked for the parties to file briefs on two issues: whether the city of Boston delegation has authority to bring "parens patriae" claims — to protect citizens — under...
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