Spire STL Seeks High Court Review Over Tossed Pipeline Approval

Dec. 3, 2021, 8:54 PM

Spire STL Pipeline and Spire Missouri want the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the potentially “life-threatening consequences” of a lower court’s decision tossing the federal government’s approval of its pipeline in Missouri, according to a petition filed Friday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s decision deepens a circuit split on the standard for whether to remand without vacating an agency decision, the petition says. The appeals court also ignored the factors weighing in favor of keeping the federal government’s decision in place, Spire argues.

The court’s decision puts hundreds of thousands of households and businesses in the ...

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