The Alberta Court of Appeal said the Impact Assessment Act (IAA), which assesses how major infrastructure projects in Canada like pipelines impact the environment, was a “classic example of legislative creep.”
The U.S. Department of Energy has plans to help fund offshore wind developers as they grow their operations in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, according to DOE program manager Jocelyn Braun-Saracino.
“There are positive things coming out of the Biden administration on the verbiage side…but if you look at the actions, they fall short,” Continental President and CEO Bill Berry said during a recent panel discussion.
Cyprus, Israel and Greece have been considering a pipeline connecting east Mediterranean gas discoveries to Europe, but the project took a setback when the U.S. pulled its political support for the project in January.
Several senators from natural gas producing states, including Democrat Joe Manchin and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, had called on FERC to kill the policy.
Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate’s top Republican, wants FERC to rescind rules it just issued in February that require pipeline project reviews to weigh the direct and indirect impacts of GHG emissions.
Environmental groups claim to have obtained an agreement from New Fortress to allow the proposed LNG plant’s air quality permit to expire in July, effectively halting the project in north-central Pennsylvania.
The Keystone XL pipeline would have carried 830,000 bbl/d of Canadian crude from Alberta to U.S. refineries but ran years of regulatory delays and fierce environmental opposition before ultimately being scrapped.