Description: Challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's grant of a request for an extension of time for construction and placement into service of a natural gas pipeline project in New York.
Sierra Club v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/06/2022 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Sierra Club Challenged FERC Grant of Additional Time for Natural Gas Pipeline Project in New York. Sierra Club filed a petition for review in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC’s) grant of a request for a 35-month extension of time for construction and placement into service of the Northern Access 2016 Project, which would involve construction of approximately 99 miles of natural gas pipeline in New York, a new compressor station, additional compression at an existing compressor station, and various appurtenant facilities. Arguments before FERC included that greater understanding of the impacts of climate change and the significance of greenhouse gas emissions constituted new information requiring updated environmental analysis.