TITLE

South Coast Air Quality Management District v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Ninth Circuit Holds Reliance on Problematic State Agency Standard Satisfies NEPA

AUTHOR(S)
Bandza, Alexander J.
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Ecology Law Quarterly;2011, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p579
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the court case wherein the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held the use of a problematic state natural gas quality standard to meet environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The South Coast Air Quality Management District asserts that FERC should have analyzed the air-quality impact resulting from consumption of foreign-sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG). The FERC court had rejected District's arguments.
ACCESSION #
66612360

 

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