Description: Challenge to authorization to export liquefied natural gas from terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to non-free trade agreement nations.
Sierra Club v. U.S. Department of Energy
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 01/30/2018 Order Download Motion for voluntary dismissal granted. D.C. Circuit Granted Sierra Club’s Motion for Voluntary Dismissal of Remaining LNG Export Challenge. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Sierra Club’s motion for voluntary dismissal of its petition challenging the U.S. Department of Energy’s authorization for increased exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to non-free trade agreement nations from a terminal in Louisiana (the Sabine Pass terminal). The D.C. Circuit previously denied Sierra Club’s petition seeking review of a previous authorization of LNG exports from the Sabine Pass terminal. Sierra Club’s arguments in the instant case, which concerned alleged violations of the Natural Gas Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, were similar to its arguments in the earlier case. 05/17/2017 Brief Download Brief filed by intervenor-respondent Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC 05/10/2017 Brief Download Answering brief filed by Department of Energy. 04/10/2017 Brief Download Opening brief filed by petitioners.