Discussions about expanding the Nord Stream system began in 2011.
Sanctions would target companies providing help to the project, including ship upgrades and insurance.
U.S. LNG developer Tellurian Inc. told federal energy regulators on Dec. 1 it wants to withdraw its application to build the Permian Global Access natural gas pipeline.
Confirmations return the commission to its full complement for the first time in two years.
Final state permits and authorizations are still needed.
Motion to stay a permit is rejected for the natural gas pipe.
If two Republican senators don’t win their seats in the January runoff, Ethan Bellamy expects oil to be a loser during Joe Biden’s administration.
The move would require the line to be shut by May 2021. Whitmer said that Enbridge has failed to protect the U.S. Great Lakes, where the pipeline runs, by preventing the line from being damaged.