Description: Challenge to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approvals of the Alaska LNG Project, which includes a liquefied natural gas terminal in Alaska, an 807-mile gas pipeline, and other related infrastructure.
Center for Biological Diversity v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/21/2020 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Environmental Groups Challenged FERC Approval of Alaska LNG Project of “Unprecedented” Scale. Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club filed a petition in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for review of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) actions authorizing the Alaska LNG Project, which includes a liquefied natural gas terminal in southcentral Alaska, an 807-mile gas pipeline, a gas treatment plant on the North Slope, and other related transmission lines. Issues raised by Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club before FERC included failure to meaningfully consider an alternative that would avoid the project’s greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution, failure to take a hard look at the project’s greenhouse gas emissions, and failure to take a hard look at impacts of the project’s greenhouse gas emissions on polar bear recovery. The organizations also contended that FERC failed to consider how the project—the size of which they described as “unprecedented”—would exacerbate climate change in its public interest analysis under the Natural Gas Act.