Sierra Club Files Court Appeal of Dominion Cove Point LNG Export Authorizations

Sierra Club has filed a court appeal of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) orders authorizing long-term exports of LNG to nations without a Free Trade Agreement with the United States from the Dominion Cove Point LNG export terminal under construction at Lusby, Md.  The appeal was filed June 15, 2016 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  In the case before DOE, DOE rejected Sierra Club’s arguments that, among other things, approval of the LNG exports would increase production of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing and that DOE did not adequately analyze the environmental impacts of such increased production. Read more in the Law360 article.


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