FERC Ignored LNG Projects' Community Harm, DC Circ. Told

Law360 (July 30, 2020, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Community and environmental groups have urged the D.C. Circuit to vacate the approval of two liquefied natural gas projects on the Texas Gulf Coast, claiming federal regulators ignored the combined pollution impacts on nearby and largely low-income Hispanic and Latino communities.

The Sierra Club, along with community groups, local residents and the city of Port Isabel, told the circuit court Wednesday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission failed to take a required hard look at the environmental impacts of the Texas LNG and Annova LNG export terminals in the south of Texas.

The challengers claim FERC failed to account for disproportionate harm...

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