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FERC Must Weigh Gas Projects’ Climate Impact, Court Says (1)

Aug. 3, 2021, 5:06 PM; Updated: Aug. 3, 2021, 6:33 PM

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission must further review the impacts of several newly approved liquefied natural gas projects in Texas to take into account climate change and the people living near the project sites, the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday.

Environmental groups and Port Isabel, Texas, challenged the agency’s decisions authorizing the construction and operation of three LNG export terminals and two pipelines built to carry gas to one of the terminals in Cameron County. The agency in 2019 approved projects by Texas LNG Brownsville LLC, Rio Grande LNG LLC, Annova LNG Common Infrastructure LLC, and Rio Bravo Pipeline Co.

Although ...

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