PennEast becomes the latest to scuttle a natural gas pipeline project, Globe and Mail ($)

SCOTT DISAVINO , REUTERS, PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 PennEast Pipeline said on Monday it would stop developing a proposed pipeline from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, the latest in a series of natural gas lines to run aground due to legal and regulatory challenges. The project was one of several proposed in recent years to draw gas

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PennEast has stopped pursuing gas pipeline project due to N.J. regulatory hurdles, Lehighvalleylive.com

Updated: 2:54 p.m. | Published: 11:50 a.m., September 27, 2021, by Pamela Sroka-Holzmann | For lehighvalleylive.com and Rudy Miller | For lehighvalleylive.com Despite a U.S. Supreme Court victory allowing PennEast Pipeline to condemn land in New Jersey over the objections of state government, a consortium of energy companies behind the project announced Monday it would cease the project

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Supreme Court Feud Set To Shake Up Eminent Domain, Gas, E&E News

Niina H. Farah, E&E News reporter • Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 The Supreme Court today will wade into a battle over construction of the PennEast natural gas pipeline that has escalated into a clash over federal energy law and states’ rights. The justices will hear oral arguments this morning on whether PennEast Pipeline Co.

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New Jersey’s Gas Pipeline Veto, Wall Street Journal (Editorial Board) ($)

The Supreme Court hears Trenton’s claim to regulatory supremacy. By The Editorial Board • April 26, 2021 6:37 pm ET The Biden Administration is no fan of fossil fuels. But even it disagrees with New Jersey’s slick argument in a case the Supreme Court will hear Wednesday that the Constitution gives states a veto over interstate

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will cost Canadians billions, SFU study shows, Globe and Mail ($)

Emma Graney • Energy Reporter • Published April 1, 2021 EDMONTON The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion stands to lose Canada between $3.2-​billion and $18.5-billion, according to a new benefit-cost analysis study from a group of British Columbia researchers. Researchers from Simon Fraser University examined close to 20 business scenarios for the pipeline expansion, but didn’t find any in which it generates a net

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will lead to $11.9B in losses for Canada, study says, CBC

SFU team says several factors mean project should be shelved but industry expert disagrees Bethany Lindsay · CBC News · Posted: Mar 31, 2021 1:00 AM PT | Last Updated: April 1 A new study from researchers in B.C. estimates that Canada will lose $11.9 billion because of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, but some industry experts question

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Alaska files to defend Tongass exemption from Roadless Rule, Seattle Times ($)

By The Associated Press • March 27, 2021 at 8:35 am | Updated March 27, 2021 at 8:36 am JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska and several other groups have filed to defend the Tongass National Forest’s exemption from a rule that limits development on federal land. The filing fights back against a group of

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Unpacking the US CLEAN Future Act, World Resources Institute

By Dan Lashof, Devashree Saha, Karl Hausker, Greg Carlock, Kevin Kennedy and Tyler Clevenger • March 12, 2021  U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, together with subcommittee chairs Bobby Rush and Paul Tonko, introduced the CLEAN Future Act on March 2, 2021. While numerous climate bills are introduced in each Congress, this proposal deserves special attention: It is

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The Biden era of climate-aware forest policy, The Hill

By Mike Dombeck And Jim Furnish, Opinion Contributors • 03/04/21 04:30 PM ESTThe Views Expressed By Contributors Are Their Own And Not The View Of The Hill One of the most egregious acts of the previous administration’s public lands agenda was the October decision to revoke protections for 9 million acres of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, one

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House Democrats introduce bill with pathway to 100% clean energy by 2035, Utility Dive

By Catherine Morehouse • Published March 3, 2021 Dive Brief: House Democrats unveiled legislation on Tuesday that would bring economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net-zero by 2050, and cut emissions 50% below 2005 levels by 2030 or sooner. The CLEAN Future Act proposes a national Clean Energy Standard that would require all retail electric providers to generate 100% of their

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Biden Cancels Keystone XL Pipeline and Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement, New York Times ($)

In a burst of climate orders, the president also ordered federal agencies to begin the process of reinstating environmental regulations reversed under the Trump administration. By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman • Published Jan. 20, 2021 Updated Feb. 19, 2021 WASHINGTON — President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, the international accord

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Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline in Inauguration Day Executive Order, New York Times ($)

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office, quickly reversing his predecessor’s approval of a project to move oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico long opposed by environmentalists, according to a person familiar with Mr. Biden’s plans. Opponents of the nearly

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Trans Mountain project remains on safety stand down, Kamloops This Week

In addition to an Oct. 27 death in Edmonton and a Dec. 15 serious injury in Burnaby, there have been 91 confirmed cases of COVID-19 along the construction route, with 12 of those cases being active as of Dec. 28. Christopher Foulds / Kamloops This Week When the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project shut down earlier than

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B.C. restricts pipeline, dam restarts due to COVID-19 risk, Northern Sentinel

Tom Fletcher • Coastal GasLink, Trans Mountain, Rio Tinto, Site C slowed for holidays B.C. public health officials are extending a holiday season slowdown on major northern B.C. construction projects to break the cycle of COVID-19 infections at large work camps. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has posted a new order setting out a

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The Trans Mountain project faces a year of challenges and opportunity, CBC News

Safety concerns, Keystone XL uncertainties and unresolved Indigenous ownership questions linger over pipeline David Thurton • CBC News After a hiatus of about two weeks, construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected to resume today, but with a restricted workforce. The return to work marks the beginning of a critical year for the federal government-owned pipeline. In 2021,

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Canada Energy Regulator projects there may be no need for Trans Mountain expansion or Keystone XL, Financial Post ($)

Report says if more climate policies put in place, oil output will grow until 2039, but only enough to need Line 3 Mia Rabson • The Canadian Press • Nov 24, 2020  •  3 minute read OTTAWA — A new report from the Canada Energy Regulator projects that if Canada strengthens its climate policies to cut more

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Canada Energy Regulator projects there may be no need for Trans Mountain expansion or Keystone XL, Financial Post ($)

Report says if more climate policies put in place, oil output will grow until 2039, but only enough to need Line 3 Mia Rabson • Nov 24, 2020 OTTAWA — A new report from the Canada Energy Regulator projects that if Canada strengthens its climate policies to cut more greenhouse-gas emissions, neither the Trans Mountain

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Trump Administration Lifts Protections For Largest National Forest In US, NPR

Emily Kwong, Madeline K. Sofia, and Rebecca Ramirez • November 17, 2020, 4:00 AM ET The Trump administration has eliminated federal protections for the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. In late October, the U.S. Forest Service, part of the Department of Agriculture, cleared the way for

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Trump Rolled Back 100+ Environmental Rules. Biden May Focus on Undoing Five of the Biggest Ones, Inside Climate News

Together, the five regulations, if not reversed, would release an additional 1.8 billion to 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by 2035. By Marianne Lavelle • November 17, 2020 Even if President-elect Joe Biden can reassemble the pieces of climate policy shattered by President Donald Trump, it is not likely to be

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PennEast Cert Petition Challenging Third Circuit Opinion Remains Pending, Law.com, The Legal Intelligencer

PennEast Pipeline Co. continues to await a decision on its petition for certiorari challenging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s opinion in In re PennEast Pipeline, 938 F.3d 96 (3d Cir. 2019). By Megan S. Haines and Emily Davis • November 12, 2020 at 01:03 PM PennEast Pipeline Co. continues to await a decision on

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Biden EPA likely to confront tough Clean Air Act choices for US power sector, S&P Global Market Intelligence

By Zack Hale • 10 Nov, 2020 With razor-thin control of the U.S. Senate resting on the outcome of two special elections in January 2021, President-elect Joe Biden will likely be forced to pursue much of his energy and climate agenda through executive orders and administrative rulemakings. And that may require the U.S. Environmental Protection

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The Trump Administration Is Reversing More Than 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List, New York Times ($)

By Nadja Popovich, Livia Albeck-ripka and Kendra Pierre-louis • Updated Jan. 20, 2021 Over four years, the Trump administration dismantled major climate policies and rolled back many more rules governing clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. In all, a New York Times analysis, based on research from Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School and other sources, counts

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Colorado Coal Mine Road Construction Blocked by Tenth Circuit, Bloomberg Law ($)

Mountain Coal Co. LLC can’t continue road work as part of a coal mine expansion in western Colorado, the Tenth Circuit ruled in a win for environmental groups who argued the Arch Resources Inc. subsidiary was violating the court’s mandate. The Sierra Club, WildEarth Guardians, Center for Biological Diversity, and others sought an injunction after

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In Colorado, Federal Judges Block Coal Mining Construction in Protected Roadless Forest, Earthjustice Press Release

Victory: The injunction prevents Mountain Coal from further destruction of the roadless forest in the West Elk Mountains until a challenge from conservation groups is resolved DENVER, CO The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today blocked further construction for a coal-mine expansion in the Sunset roadless area of Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest. The injunction prevents Mountain Coal,

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Federal Judge Denies Bid to Halt Work on Keystone XL, Pipeline & Gas Journal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Native American tribes to halt construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada over worries about potential spills and damage to cultural sites.  Work started this spring on the long-stalled pipeline that would carry oil sands crude from Hardisty, Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska.

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could be at least two months late, National Observer ($)

By E. McIntosh | News, Energy, Politics, Ottawa Insider Last week, Trans Mountain said its pipeline expansion project is on schedule to be done by the end of 2022. But the environmental non-profit Wilderness Committee says it appears Trans Mountain has missed its window to start key construction work in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, meaning the project is at

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Trump Administration Releases Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging, New York Times ($)

The effort to open the Alaskan wilderness area, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years. By Coral Davenport • Published Sept. 24, 2020 | Updated Dec. 1, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday finalized its plan to open about nine million acres of the pristine woodlands of Alaska’s Tongass National

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In a decarbonizing world, does it still make sense to spend taxpayer dollars on oil pipelines? Globe and Mail ($)

Thomas Gunton, Carolyn Fischer and David Wheeler • Published September 22, 2020 | Updated September 30, 2020 Thomas Gunton is professor and director of the Resource and Environmental Planning Program at Simon Fraser University. Carolyn Fischer holds the Canada 150 Research Chair in Climate Economics, Innovation, and Policy at the University of Ottawa. David Wheeler

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on schedule, on budget: CEO, Global News

By Dan Healing • The Canadian Press A year after construction was allowed to restart on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, its chief executive says the project is on budget and on schedule for completion by the end of 2022. The project is advancing as expected despite challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic, a global slump in demand for fuel, a $5.2-billion

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FERC environmental report on PennEast gas pipe project under attack, S&P Global Platts ($)

Author Maya Weber • 03 Sep 2020 | 21:56 UTC • Washington Washington — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s favorable environmental assessment for the phased-in PennEast Pipeline project generated hundreds of critical comments from environmental groups and residents opposed to one of the only large Northeast gas pipeline projects still pending at the commission. The roughly 118-mile,

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Washington Ecology finds new climate impacts from Kalama methanol plant, OPB

New analysis projects more emissions from natural gas and methanol fuel markets By Cassandra Profita (OPB) • Sept. 2, 2020 6:07 p.m.PORTLAND, ORE An environmental analysis released Wednesday by the Washington Department of Ecology found additional sources of greenhouse gas emissions from the $2 billion methanol project proposed on the lower Columbia River. Ecology found the project would

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PennEast Pipeline Receives Favorable Environmental Review from Regulators, Pipeline & Gas Journal

By Jason Cockerham (P&GJ) — The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released a favorable environmental statement for a revised construction proposal for Enbridge’s PennEast Pipeline.  Once completed, the final 118-mile natural gas pipeline project will transport up to 1.1 Bcf/d of gas from the Marcellus Shale play to markets in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and

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US FERC releases favorable environmental review for PennEast Pipeline, S&P Global Platts ($)

Author Maya Weber • 04 Aug 2020 | 18:41 UTC • Washington Washington — In a step forward for the stalled PennEast Pipeline project, staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has found the developers’ new plan to divide the project into two phases would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the environment. The roughly

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Is This the End of New Pipelines? New York Times ($)

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change. By Hiroko Tabuchi and Brad Plumer • Published July 8, 2020 | Updated Jan. 18, 2021 They are among the nation’s most significant infrastructure projects: More than 9,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines in the United States are currently

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Supreme Court Won’t Block Ruling to Halt Work on Keystone XL Pipeline, New York Times ($)

But the justices stayed the rest of a federal trial judge’s ruling striking down a permit program, allowing construction of other pipelines around the nation. By Adam Liptak • July 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from the Trump administration to allow construction of parts of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that

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Supreme Court Won’t Block Ruling to Halt Work on Keystone XL Pipeline, New York Times ($)

But the justices stayed the rest of a federal trial judge’s ruling striking down a permit program, allowing construction of other pipelines around the nation. By Adam Liptak • Published July 6, 2020 | Updated Jan. 18, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from the Trump administration to allow construction of parts of the Keystone XL

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Supreme Court Reinstates Permit 12 but Excludes Keystone XL, Pipeline & Gas Journal

By Jeff Awalt, Executive Editor HOUSTON (P&GJ) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reinstated the Army Corps of Engineers’ use of Nationwide Permit 12 but refused to let TC Energy resume construction of its Keystone XL pipeline under the fast-track permit. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris of Montana ruled in April that the Corps violated federal law

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High Court Wants White House View on PennEast Pipeline Case, Bloomberg Law ($)

Ellen M. Gilmer • June 29, 2020, 9:45 AM | Updated: June 29, 2020, 11:46 AM PennEast, New Jersey disagree over state land seizure Industry alleges broad disruptions from lower court ruling The U.S. Supreme Court wants the Trump administration’s views on a major energy case that could decide the fate of the proposed PennEast pipeline.

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Supreme Court asks US solicitor to weigh in on PennEast pipeline case, Oil & Gas Journal

The Supreme Court, unready to decide whether it will review the legal fight between PennEast Pipeline and New Jersey, asked US Solicitor General Noel Francisco to file a brief offering the Justice Department’s views on the pipeline right-of-way case. Alan Kovski • Jun 29th, 2020 The Supreme Court, unready to decide whether it will review

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Coal company says its freshly bulldozed road in roadless area near Paonia is legal, Colorado Sun

Colorado mining regulators this week ordered Mountain Coal to stop building roads after a federal court ruling blocked the West Elk Mine from expanding into the Sunset Roadless Area. Jason Blevins • 4:20 AM MDT on Jun 20, 2020 Mountain Coal Co. says the road it blazed into the Sunset Roadless Area below Kebler Pass is legal

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The Supreme Court should remind New Jersey why the U.S. discarded the Articles of Confederation, Washington Post ($)

Opinion by George F. Will • June 19, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. EDT The Supreme Court justices might be bemused, or depressed, by this question they implicitly will consider in Thursday’s conference: Should they review — the answer is yes — a decision by a lower court that evidently skipped history class the day the teacher explained that a huge defect

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Trump Weakens Major Conservation Law to Speed Construction Permits, New York Times ($)

By Lisa Friedman • Published July 15, 2020 | Updated Aug. 4, 2020   WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday unilaterally weakened one of the nation’s bedrock conservation laws, the National Environmental Policy Act, limiting public review of federal infrastructure projects to speed up the permitting of freeways, power plants and pipelines. In doing so, the Trump administration claimed it would

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What you need to know about Trans Mountain expansion, Globe and Mail ($)

Darryl Dyck • The Canadian Press The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has been cast as the saviour of Alberta’s energy sector – the single project that can lift the province’s economy out of a persistent slump and send oil prices rebounding. For Ottawa, it is a key test of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s long-standing promise

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NJ tells high court not to bite on ‘overstated’ impacts in pitch from PennEast, S&P Global Platts ($)

Author Maya Weber • 03 Jun 2020 | 19:06 UTC • Washington Washington — The State of New Jersey has told the US Supreme Court that PennEast Pipeline exaggerated the industrywide harms likely to result from a federal appeals court decision blocking condemnation of property in which the state holds an interest. The June 2 brief from

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Alberta gears up for another legal battle over Keystone XL after Biden vows to pull permissions, Financial Post ($)

Next U.S. president has the power to force TC Energy to dig up the pipeline, says one legal scholar By Geoffrey Morgan CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he is prepared to go to court anf file a free-trade lawsuit alongside TC Energy Corp. if Joe Biden becomes president and follows through with his

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NJ, NY reject Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement project, Oil & Gas Journal

OGJ editors The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have rejected Williams’ 400-MMcfd Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have rejected Williams’ 400-MMcfd Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project. The

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Joe Biden vows to cancel Keystone XL if he wins presidency, National Post ($)

Alberta’s Jason Kenney has already committed to $1.1 billion on the project The Canadian Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign says the former vice-president will rip up President Donald Trump’s approvals for the Keystone XL pipeline if he takes over the White House next year. Campaign officials made Biden’s first policy pronouncements on the controversial

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Biden says he’d cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit if elected, CBC

Alexander Panetta, Katie Simpson • CBC News • May 18, 2020 2:17 PM ET | Last Updated: May 18 Joe Biden will cancel the Keystone XL pipeline if he’s elected president of the United States, his campaign said Monday in a potential death blow for the delay-plagued Canada-U.S. oil project. His staff said he would withdraw the permit

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Governor Cuomo Rejects The Williams Pipeline — #CleanEnergyWillWin, CleanTechnica

The Williams Pipeline was just rejected by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. It would have carried natural gas that had been fracked from Pennsylvania to parts of New York City. This pipeline would have also trapped New York into several decades of dependence on fracked gas. We need to ease off fossil fuels, in my opinion —

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