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Rover Pipeline $20 Million Fine Challenge Should Wait, FERC Says

March 8, 2022, 8:49 PM

Rover Pipeline’s and Energy Transfer’s challenge to a $20 million fine for removing a historical farmhouse should wait until the U.S. Supreme Court’s resolution of another case, FERC told a Texas federal court.

The case cited by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is Axon Enterprise Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission. The Supreme Court will consider whether Congress stripped federal district courts from considering constitutional challenges to the FTC’s structure by giving appeals courts the ability to uphold, change, or set aside the commission’s cease-and-desist orders.

If the high court decides the FTC Act strips district courts of jurisdiction, then ...