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FERC Urges SCOTUS to Skip Petition to Restore Spire STL Approval

March 10, 2022, 4:34 PM

There’s no need to consider whether FERC’s approval of Spire STL’s pipeline in Missouri was proper, especially because the pipeline secured a temporary certificate allowing operations to continue, the federal government and an environmental group told the U.S. Supreme Court.

Spire STL Pipeline and Spire Missouri filed the high court petition after the D.C. Circuit tossed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s certificate order for the pipeline. FERC ignored evidence of self-dealing and failed to weigh the need for the project, the court said in June.

Spire argues the commission’s approval should stay in place, especially as its decision can be ...