EPA: FERC’s Pipeline Environmental Impact Assessment Is Wrong





The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) did not properly account for

climate change

in its environmental impact assessment of a $1.4 billion natural gas pipeline, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


FERC found that the 160-mile pipeline would have a limited impact on the environment, but the EPA argues potential emissions from burning the natural gas transported by the pipeline need to be factored in.

In April, FERC found that the 160-mile pipeline would have a limited impact on the environment, but the EPA argues potential emissions from burning the natural gas transported by the pipeline need to be factored in.

The EPA’s statement comes just a few months after the Obama administration

called on federal agencies

to consider the

climate

impacts of their projects and at a time of increasing

pipeline protests

due to environmental justice and climate impacts.

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