Environmental Impact Assessment

Del. Riverkeeper Network v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n

Del. Riverkeeper Network v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n, No. 13-1015 (D.C. Cir. 2014)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

A gas pipeline owner submitted four proposals to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to upgrade different portions of a pipeline that carries natural gas.  The upgrades collectively amounted to a complete overhaul of the pipeline system. 

S.P. Muthuraman v. Union of India

"This is an entirely unworkable system and is even contrary to the federal structure of the Constitution. If this approach and procedure is allowed to be followed then any builder/Project Proponent would complete his project causing irreversible damage to the environment and will then seek post-facto Environmental Clearance from the authorities making it a fait accompli situation.

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