The rest of the country needs the gas.
This does not look good for other people fighting FERC cases.
cases appealing any FERC decision.
Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge WILKINS.
"Given the choice, almost no one would want natural gas infrastructure
built on their block. "Build it elsewhere," most would say. The sentiment
is understandable. But given our nation's increasing demand for natural gas
... it is an inescapable fact that such facilities must be built somewhere.... "
12-1481 Minisink Residents for Enviro. v. FERC 08/15/2014
To recap other recent cases involving FERC:
The DRN v. FERC case was very important because the Court admonished FERC that they cannot
segment cases in violation of NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act), despite the fact
that the projects involved are already built and in-service;
or other laws all they want to! But citizens cannot bring petition for review
unless they have suffered actual injury-in-fact (in this case, health impacts
but by the very industry they regulate. They have a mission to
2: FERC's Environmental Impact Statements leave out upstream and downstream
impacts, as well as many other concerns raised by people during the scoping process.
3: Neither the President nor Congress have oversight over FERC's operations.
(Although Congress could TAKE control by changing the law).
but it required a massive movement of people.
all over the country... I suggest we find more ways to join together and fight
these battles collectively.
& groups fighting pipelines in the Northeast... this looks like the meeting
may be December. Contact me if your group wants to get involved here
infrastructure projects destroying communities. If you were not on the call
today and want to keep informed, again let me know and I will try
to get your group connected to this effort.