Description: Challenge to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authorization of the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline.
Appalachian Voices v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/21/2018 Order Download Appeal dismissed and stay denied. Fourth Circuit Dismissed Challenge to Atlantic Coast Pipeline for Lack of Jurisdiction as FERC Considered Rehearing Request. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed proceedings challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of the Atlantic Coast pipeline, a 604-mile gas pipeline extending from West Virginia to North Carolina. The court said it lacked jurisdiction to consider the appeal of the pipeline approval, for which FERC was still considering a rehearing request in which citizen groups argued, among other things, that FERC failed to adequately assess greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts. The Fourth Circuit also denied a motion for a stay and a separate petition for a writ staying FERC’s order. 03/08/2018 Motion Download Motion for stay of certificate order filed. 01/29/2018 Petition for Review Download Joint petition for review filed.