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Department of Justice Launches Comprehensive Environmental Justice Strategy

USA - May 9 2022 On May 5, 2022, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced a series of new environmental justice ("EJ") actions, including a new comprehensive…

Chris Bowman, Eric Rothenberg, John Rousakis

FERC Issues Pause in Natural Gas Pipeline Policy Statements as the White House Announces an Initiative for Increasing LNG Exports to Europe and the D.C. Court of Appeals Provides Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

USA - March 25 2022 Further to our recent client alert on this subject,1 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on March 24, 2022, pausing…

Hugh E. Hilliard, Monica Hwang, Eric Rothenberg, John Rousakis

FERC Issues New Policies for Review of Applications for New and Modified Natural Gas Pipelines, Including Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Pipeline and LNG Facilities

USA - February 22 2022 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued two policy statements on February 18, 2022 that could significantly affect the approval…

Hugh E. Hilliard, Monica Hwang, Eric Rothenberg, John Rousakis

US Department of Interior Reverses Trump Administration Policy on Incidental Deaths of Migratory Birds

USA - March 30 2021 On March 8th, 2021, the US Department of Interior withdrew its December 2017 Trump-era determination that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”) is…

Junaid Chida, Eric Rothenberg

CEQ Proposes Revisions to NEPA Rules

USA - January 22 2020 On January 10, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (the “CEQ”) published a proposed rule that would significantly revise its regulations…

Eric Rothenberg