Description: Challenge to FERC approvals of liquefied natural gas facilities in Texas.
Sierra Club v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/04/2016 Judgment Download Judgment issued denying petition for review. D.C. Circuit Denied Another LNG Facility NEPA Challenge. In a two-page unpublished judgment, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Sierra Club’s petition for review challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) environmental review for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Corpus Christi, Texas. The court said that it had explicitly rejected Sierra Club’s arguments regarding consideration of indirect and cumulative effects in its earlier opinion in Sierra Club v. FERC, No. 14-1275 (D.C. Cir. 2016), another challenge by Sierra Club to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review for an LNG project. The court also said it had already rejected Sierra Club’s arguments regarding the social cost of carbon and regarding use of projects’ consistency with federal greenhouse gas emission reduction goals as a tool.