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LNG Plant’s Environmental Impact May Need Closer Look: Court

Feb. 2, 2017, 11:17 PM

Federal appeals court judges questioned whether the Energy Department went far enough to analyze the environmental impacts of increased natural gas production tied to exports from a liquefied natural gas terminal in Texas (Sierra Club v. U.S. Dep’t of Energy, D.C. Cir., 15-1489, oral argument 2/2/17).

Nathan Matthews, a staff attorney at the Sierra Club, said during Feb. 2 oral arguments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that the Energy Department didn’t take a “hard look” at the environmental impacts of the additional natural gas production tied to the Freeport LNG ...