Posts by: Montina Cole

Pipeline Case Brief: FERC Enables Environmental Injustice

April 15, 2019 by Montina Cole, Senior Attorney Several parties filed an appeal recently in the D.C. Circuit challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The ACP, a 600-mile, $7.5 billion (and counting) project slated for West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, is controversial for lots of reasons: it’s a duplicative project that…

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NRDC, 61 Other Orgs to FERC: Reform Gas Pipeline Reviews

July 27, 2018 by Montina Cole, Senior Attorney and Gillian Giannetti, Staff Attorney, Sustainable FERC Project NRDC, the Sustainable FERC Project (in which NRDC is a member), and 60 other public interest organizations sent a clear message this week to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): it’s time for FERC to reform the way it evaluates applications for new interstate gas pipeline infrastructure.…

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FERC to Revisit Outdated Pipeline Review Process

January 19, 2018 by Montina Cole, Senior Attorney  The new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently announced plans to review its decades-old approach for evaluating proposals for interstate gas pipelines. The announcement came just weeks after the release of a groundbreaking report commissioned by NRDC, discussed here, which found that FERC’s pipeline policy has not kept pace with changes in the energy landscape. Natural…

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