FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s proposed 32-mile Cumberland Pipeline. The decision to give the green light to this dangerous methane gas pipeline project ignores the significant and long-lasting damage it will do to the climate, utility customers, and Tennessee communities.
Despite overwhelming public opposition, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a three-year extension of Mountain Valley Pipeline’s certificate for their Southgate extension.
Today, Gov. Cooper vetoed the Regulatory Reform Act of 2023 known as HB600 that, if passed, would benefit polluting entities at the expense of North Carolina’s water quality and vulnerable communities.
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued a stay of the biological opinion and incidental take statement under the Endangered Species Act for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
Today, the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) authorized all remaining construction for the disastrous Mountain Valley Pipeline.
Last night, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a debt ceiling deal that would expedite the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline, despite significant public opposition to the project and serious concerns about its impact on clean water, climate, and communities along the route. The bill would also needlessly undermine parts of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a bedrock environmental law and cap funding for agencies that protect our air, water, and the climate.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the DC Circuit granted environmental and community groups a partial victory in a case challenging several orders by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission related to the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
The Bad River Band’s emergency filing seeking to close Enbridge Energy’s dangerous Line 5 pipeline will help protect the Tribe from a catastrophic oil spill as well as the people and wildlife who depend upon the Great Lakes.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a new biological opinion and incidental take statement after the Fourth Circuit previously invalidated and suspended the authorizations twice already. Most recently, just last year, the court found that the agency failed to adequately analyze the project's environmental context when assessing the detrimental impacts to the Roanoke logperch and the candy darter, a species on the brink of extinction.
Topeka, KS – Just two months after the Keystone pipeline spilled almost 13,000 barrels of tar sands oil in Washington, Kansas, the pipeline’s operator TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) has now announced that the leak was due to construction flaws, including bending stress on the pipe and improper welding.
Montreal, Canada -- As negotiations on a new 10-year plan to reverse the accelerating loss of life on Earth wrap up at the 15th UN Conference of Parties (COP15), Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline continues to threaten biodiversity, health, and climate. Throughout COP15 in Montreal, water protectors and environmental advocates from the United States and Canada amplified the extraordinary threat Enbridge’s fossil fuel infrastructure poses to the Great Lakes and inherent Indigenous rights.
Clearwater County, MN – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that his office filed criminal charge against Enbridge, the Canadian pipeline company behind the Line 3 tar sands pipeline, over an aquifer breach that happened during construction of the controversial pipeline.