Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Rejects Preferential Rates and Capacity Rights for Committeed Shippers On Pre-Existing

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Rejects Preferential Rates and Capacity Rights for Committeed Shippers On Pre-Existing

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on March 20, 2014, rejecting Colonial Pipeline Company’s (Colonial) petition for a declaratory order (PDO) that, for the first time ever, would have allowed an interstate oil pipeline to grant preferential rates and capacity rights to shippers making volume commitments through an open season process conducted outside the context of a pipeline project. 

Court of Appeal Confirms AB 32 Target is Proper CEQA Significance Threshold

The strongly worded opinion in Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Case Number B245131)(CBD v. CDFW) by the Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District has confirmed that analyzing a project’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) via a threshold-of-significance derived from California’s GHG emissions reduction goals is appropriate.