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Date Case Circuit Attorney
11/15/19 Enable Miss. & SFPP v. FERC and USofA pdf
Nos. 18-1252 and 18-1254

Policy Statement on treatment of income taxes; guidance on treatment of Accumulated Deferred Income Taxes (ADIT) where the income tax allowance is eliminated from cost-of-service rates.  Inquiry Regarding the Commission’s Policy for Recovery of Income Tax Costs, 162 FERC ¶ 61,227 (2018), order on reh’g, 164 FERC ¶ 61,030 (2018). 
D.C. Cir. S. Ediger/
E. Rylander
10/29/19 Cal. Trout v. Hoopa Valley Tribe and FERC pdf
No. 19-257

Opposition to petition for certiorari, seeking Supreme Court review of 1/25/2019 D.C. Circuit decision that states waived their Clean Water Act section 401 conditioning authority when license applicant repeatedly withdrew and then resubmitted its application for state water quality certificate; comprehensive settlement agreement as to relicensing and removal of hydroelectric developments on the Klamath River. PacifiCorp, 147 FERC ¶ 61,216 (2014), reh’g denied, 149 FERC ¶ 61,038 (2014).
S. Ct. C. Banta
10/29/19 Gulf South Pipeline Co., LP v. FERC pdf
No. 19-1074

Certificate to construct and operate Westlake Expansion Project in Louisiana; denial of proposed rate design (proposed separate incremental recourse reservation rate and usage rate for service on the Project). Gulf South Pipeline Co., LP, 163 FERC ¶ 61,124 (2018), reh’g denied, 166 FERC ¶ 61,089 (2019).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella/
C. Banta
10/16/19 North Carolina Utilities Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 19-42

Opposition to petition for a writ of certiorari seeking Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit decision in North Carolina Utilities Commission v. FERC, 761 Fed. App’x 9 (D.C. Cir. 2019) (unpublished), affirming FERC orders accepting initial recourse rates for several natural gas pipeline projects constructed and operated by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC.  Transco. Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, 156 FERC ¶ 61,092 (2016), order on reh’g, 161 FERC ¶ 61,211 (2017); Transco. Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, 156 FERC ¶ 61,022 (2016), order on reh’g, 161 FERC ¶ 61,212 (2017); Transco. Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, 158 FERC ¶ 61,125 (2017), order on reh’g, 161 FERC ¶ 61,250 (2017).
S. Ct. J. Fish
10/15/19 City of Oberlin, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 18-1248 and 18-1261

Respondent’s Opposition to Petitioner’s Motion for Attorney Fees
D.C. Cir. C. Banta/
R. Kennedy
10/08/19 Allegheny Defense Project, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1098, et al.

Response in opposition to petition for rehearing en banc.
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
09/30/19 Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 18-1128, et al.
(Supplemental Brief)

Conditional certificate authorizing construction and operation of the PennEast Pipeline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PennEast Pipeline Co., LLC, 162 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2018), order on reh’g, 164 FERC ¶ 61,098 (2018).
D.C. Cir. A. Viswanathan/
S. Ediger/J. Fish
09/20/19 Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1224, et al.
(Supplemental Brief)

Conditional certificate authorizing construction and operation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,042 (2017), order on reh’g, 164 FERC ¶ 61,100 (2018).
D.C. Cir. S. Chu/
L. Perry/
B. Pacella
08/20/19 Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office v. FERC pdf
No. 19-1009

Certificate authorizing construction and operation of Tennessee’s Connecticut Expansion Project in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut; denial of late intervention. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., L.L.C., 162 FERC ¶ 61,013 (2018) (and earlier 4/12/17 notice to proceed), reh’g denied, 165 FERC ¶ 61,170 (2018).
D.C. Cir J. Fish
07/24/19 Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1224, et al.

Conditional certificate authorizing construction and operation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,042 (2017), order on reh’g, 164 FERC ¶ 61,100 (2018).
D.C. Cir S. Chu/
L. Perry/
B. Pacella/
R. Kennedy
07/10/19 Nebraska Public Power Dist. v. FERC pdf
No. 19-1553

Revisions to Southwest Power Pool tariff, to incorporate Tri-State Generation and Transmission as a SPP transmission owner; allocation of costs among SPP zones. Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Op. No. 562, 163 FERC ¶ 61,109 (2018), reh’g denied, Op. No. 562-A, 166 FERC ¶ 61,019 (2019).
8th Cir. M. Estes
07/08/19 N. Va. and Old Dominion Elec. Coop. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 17-1262, et al.

Calculation of incremental costs related to placing three transmission lines underground in Virginia; allocation of incremental costs to wholesale transmission customers outside of Virginia. Old Dominion Elec. Coop., et al. v. Virginia Elec. and Power Co., 146 FERC ¶ 61,200 (2014), reh’g denied, 161 FERC ¶ 61,055 (2017); Opinion No. 555, 161 FERC ¶ 61,054 (2017), order on reh’g & compl., 164 FERC ¶ 61,006 (2018).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander
06/12/19 American Whitewater, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-70765

Supplemental brief at direction of Court addressing caselaw and amended statutory authority on issues of mootness and proper remedy; appeal of order granting 2-year stay of construction deadline for Enloe Hydro Project and denying late intervention. Pub. Util. District No. 1 of Okanogan County, Wash., 160 FERC ¶ 61,094 (2017), reh’g denied, 162 FERC ¶ 61,040 (2018).
9th Cir. S. Ediger/
A. Viswanathan
06/11/19 Baltimore Gas & Elec. Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1298

Order rejecting proposed revisions to BG&E formula transmission rate, seeking to recover previously-incurred tax amounts. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 161 FERC ¶ 61,163 (2017), order on reh’g & clar., 164 FERC ¶ 61,173 (2018).
D.C. Cir. J. Fish
06/06/19 Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 18-1128, et al.

Conditional certificate authorizing construction and operation of the PennEast Pipeline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PennEast Pipeline Co., LLC, 162 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2018), order on reh’g, 164 FERC ¶ 61,098 (2018).
D.C. Cir. A. Viswanathan/
S. Ediger/J. Fish
05/09/19 INEOS USA LLC v. FERC and USofA pdf
Nos. 18-1081 and 18-1200

Orders on tariff revisions; finding that certain revisions are outside FERC jurisdiction (abandonments of service) or do not raise material issues of fact requiring suspension or hearing. Leveret Pipeline Co. and Mid-America Pipeline Co., 160 FERC ¶ 62,020 (2017), order on tariff filings and denying reh’g, 162 FERC ¶ 61,038 (2018), reh’g denied, 163 FERC ¶ 61,180 (2018).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
04/01/19 City of Mackinac Island v. FERC pdf
No. 18-983

Opposition to a petition for a writ of certiorari seeking Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit decision in Verso Corp. v. FERC, 898 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2018), affirming FERC orders on refunds and surcharges of previously-allocated costs associated with the operation of System Support Resource generating units, located in the American Transmission Co. service territory, under the MISO tariff. Pub. Serv. Comm’n of Wisc. v. Midcontinent Indep. Sys. Oper., Inc., et al., order on complaint & reh’g, 148 FERC ¶ 61,071 (2014), order on reh’g & compl., 150 FERC ¶ 61,104 (2015), order on reh’g & clar., 156 FERC ¶ 61,205 (2016); order on tariff rev’ns, 152 FERC ¶ 61,216 (2015), order on reh’g & compl., 155 FERC ¶ 61,134 (2016). [Brief filed by the Solicitor General of the United States].
S. Ct. H. Cafer
03/29/19 San Diego Gas & Electric Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1433

Response in opposition to petition for rehearing of court’s 1/15/19 decision, affirming (by 2-1 vote) FERC orders on recovery of development and construction costs associated with transmission upgrade (SOCRE project), if abandoned or cancelled for reasons beyond SDG&E’s control. San Diego Gas & Electric Co., 154 FERC ¶ 61,158 (2016), reh’g denied, 157 FERC ¶ 61,056 (2016).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
03/29/19 City of Oberlin, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 18-1248 and 18-1261

Conditional certificate authorizing construction and operation of NEXUS pipeline project in Ohio and Michigan. NEXUS Gas Transmission LLC, et al., 160 FERC ¶ 61,022 (2017), order on reh’g, 164 FERC ¶ 61,054 (2018).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
03/18/19 FERC v. Powhatan Energy Fund, et al. pdf
No. 18-2326

Appeal from 9/24/18 district court ruling (Judge Lauck, E.D. Va.), denying motion to dismiss, that FERC enforcement action is not barred by federal statute of limitations.
4th Cir. A. Viswanathan/
S. Backfield/OE/OGC team
03/11/19 El Paso Natural Gas Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1183

Orders, following hearing and ALJ decision, on various ratemaking issues (raised by both pipeline and shippers) in El Paso general rate case. El Paso Natural Gas Co., Op. No. 528, 145 FERC ¶ 61,040 (2013), order on reh’g and compl., 154 FERC ¶ 61,120 (2016), order on compl. and reh’g, 163 FERC ¶ 61,079 (2018).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella/
L. Perry
02/26/19 In re: Siskiyou County Water Users Ass’n pdf
No. 18-1316

Response in opposition to petition for a writ of mandamus, seeking to direct the Commission to act immediately on 4/24/18 motion to dismiss (for lack of FERC jurisdiction) application to transfer Klamath River hydroelectric project license for the purpose of removing lower Klamath River dams.
D.C. Cir. N. Gladd
01/25/19 Otsego 2000, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1188

Order authorizing construction and operation of certain compression and related natural gas facilities (the New Market Project) in various counties within New York. Dominion Transmission, Inc., 155 FERC ¶ 61,106 (2016), reh’g denied, 163 FERC ¶ 61,128 (2018).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
01/25/19 Lori Birckhead, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1218

Order authorizing construction and operation of gas compression facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee, and W. Virginia, referred to as the Broad Run Expansion Project. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., L.L.C., 156 FERC ¶ 61,157 (2016), reh’g denied, 163 FERC ¶ 61,190 (2018).
D.C. Cir. S. Ediger
01/09/19 Missouri River Energy Services v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1166

Finding that Missouri River, Basin Electric, and Heartland are not eligible for an exemption from congestion charges and marginal losses (carve-out treatment) under the Southwest Power Pool open access tariff. Southwest Power Pool, Inc., 160 FERC ¶ 61,115 (2017), reh’g denied, 163 FERC ¶ 61,063 (2018).
D.C. Cir. J. Fish
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/2018 Adorers of the Blood of Christ, United States Province, et al. v. FERC, et al. pdf
No. 18-548

Response in opposition to petition for certiorari seeking review of Adorers of the Blood of Christ v. FERC, 897 F.3d 187 (3d Cir. 2018). The Third Circuit decision affirmed a district court dismissal of religious exercise claims concerning the Commission’s certification of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, 160 FERC ¶ 61,125 (2017) and 161 FERC ¶ 61,250 (2017). [Brief filed by the Solicitor General of the United States].
S. Ct. S. Chu
12/21/18 Southwest Airlines Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1134, 18-1136, 18-1137 and 18-1138

Orders on complaints by shippers concerning index rate increases for certain SFPP lines. HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing LLC, et al. v. SFPP, L.P., 149 FERC ¶ 61,097 (2014), on reh’g, 157 FERC ¶ 61,186 (2016), on reh’g, 162 FERC ¶ 61,232 (2018).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander/
A. Viswanathan
12/2018 Orus Ashby Berkley, et al. v. FERC, et al. pdf
No. 18-561

Response in opposition to petition for certiorari seeking review of Berkley v. FERC, 896 F.3d 624 (4th Cir. 2018). The Fourth Circuit decision affirmed a district court dismissal of constitutional claims concerning the Commission’s certification of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, 161 FERC ¶ 61,043 and 163 FERC ¶ 61,197. [Brief filed by the Solicitor General of the United States].
S. Ct. S. Chu
12/20/18 Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC pdf
(Brief)
Nos. 17-1271, et al.

Conditional certificate authorizing construction and operation of Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia. Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2017), order on reh’g, 163 FERC ¶ 61,197 (2018).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry/
B. Pacella/
R. Kennedy
12/20/18 Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC pdf
(Addendum)
Nos. 17-1271, et al.

Conditional certificate authorizing construction and operation of Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia. Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2017), order on reh’g, 163 FERC ¶ 61,197 (2018).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry/
B. Pacella/
R. Kennedy
11/14/18 Old Dominion Electric Cooperative v. FERC pdf
No. 18-333

Response in opposition to petition for certiorari, seeking Supreme Court review of 6/25/18 decision of the D.C. Circuit, Old Dominion Elec. Coop. v. FERC, 892 F.3d 1223 (D.C. Cir. 2018). The D.C. Circuit decision upheld the Commission’s denial of a petition for waiver, seeking recovery of natural gas costs associated with Jan. 2014 cold weather. Old Dominion Elec. Coop., 151 FERC ¶ 61,207 (2015), reh’g denied, 154 FERC ¶ 61,155 (2016). [Brief filed by the Solicitor General of the United States].
S. Ct. S.Chu/
E.Rylander
11/13/18 Enable Mississippi River Transmission, et al. and SFPP, L.P. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 18-1252 and 18-1254

Reply in support of motion to dismiss. Inquiry Regarding the Commission’s Policy for Recovery of Income Tax Costs, 162 FERC ¶ 61,227 (2018), order on reh’g, 164 FERC ¶ 61,030 (2018).
D.C. Cir. S. Ediger
11/09/18 Delaware Riverkeeper, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1108

Conditional certificate authorizing construction and operation of pipeline facilities (the Orion Project) in Pennsylvania. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., L.L.C., 158 FERC ¶ 61,110 (2017), reh’g denied, 162 FERC ¶ 61,167 (2018).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
10/24/18 Enable Mississippi River Transmission, et al. and SFPP, L.P. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 18-1252 and 18-1254

Motion to dismiss petitions for review. Inquiry Regarding the Commission’s Policy for Recovery of Income Tax Costs, 162 FERC ¶ 61,227 (2018), order on reh’g, 164 FERC ¶ 61,030 (2018).
D.C. Cir. S. Ediger
10/09/18 Verso Corp., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1098, et al.

Response in opposition to petition for rehearing of 7/31/18 decision of the D.C. Circuit, affirming FERC orders on refund of previously-allocated costs associated with the operation of System Support Resource generating units, located in the American Transmission Co. service territory, under the MISO tariff. Pub. Serv. Comm’n of Wisc. v. Midcontinent Indep. Sys. Oper., Inc., et al., order on complaint & reh’g, 148 FERC ¶ 61,071 (2014), order on reh’g & compl., 150 FERC ¶ 61,104 (2015), order on reh’g & clar., 156 FERC ¶ 61,205 (2016); order on tariff rev’ns, 152 FERC ¶ 61,216 (2015), order on reh’g & compl., 155 FERC ¶ 61,134 (2016).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
10/09/18 American Whitewater, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-70765

Order granting 2-year stay of construction deadline for Enloe Hydro Project; denial of late intervention. Pub. Util. District No. 1 of Okanogan County, Wash., 160 FERC ¶ 61,094 (2017), reh’g denied, 162 FERC ¶ 61,040 (2018).
9th Cir. A. Viswanathan
10/09/18 Gregory and Beverly Swecker v. FERC pdf
No. 17-5208

Appeal of order of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judge Cooper), dismissing for lack of jurisdiction a complaint alleging that FERC unlawfully refused to initiate an enforcement action against several utilities under PURPA. Swecker v. Midland Power Coop., 253 F.Supp.3d 274 (D.D.C. 2017); Swecker v. Midland Power Coop., 155 FERC 61,237 (2016).
D.C. Cir. A. Viswanathan
10/04/18 Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 18-153

Response in opposition to petition for certiorari, seeking Supreme Court review of 3/6/18 decision of the D.C. Circuit, LPSC v. FERC, 883 F.3d 929 (D.C. Cir. 2018), upholding FERC order on remand from LPSC v. FERC, 772 F.3d 1297 (D.C. Cir. 2014), concerning denial of refunds. Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n, et al. v. Entergy Corp. and Entergy Services, Inc., 155 FERC ¶ 61,120 (2016), reh’g denied, 156 FERC ¶ 61,221 (2016). [Brief filed by the Solicitor General of the United States].
S. Ct. C. Banta
10/01/18 Utility Workers Union Local 464 v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1068, et al.

Response in opposition to petition for rehearing of 7/24/18 D.C. Circuit decision, dismissing (on standing grounds) FERC review of results of 9th and 10th ISO-NE Forward Capacity Auctions. ISO New England, Inc., 151 FERC ¶ 61,226 (2015), reh’g denied, 153 FERC ¶ 61,378 (2015); 155 FERC ¶ 61,273 (2016), reh’g denied, 157 FERC ¶ 61,060 (2016).
D.C. Cir. J. Fish/
S. Chu
09/20/18 In Re: Boyce Hydro Power LLC pdf
No. 18-1255

Response to emergency motion seeking to stay order revoking license for the Edenville hydroelectric project pending rehearing. Boyce Hydro Power, LLC, 164 FERC ¶ 61,178 (2018).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
09/04/18 North Carolina Utils. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
Nos. 18-1018, et al.

Rate of return for incremental recourse rates and calculation of lease payments associated with Transco Atlantic Sunrise, Virginia Southside Expansion, and Dalton Expansion Projects. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, 158 FERC ¶ 61,125 (2017), order on reh’g, 161 FERC ¶ 61,250 (2017); 156 FERC ¶ 61,022 (2016), reh’g denied, 161 FERC ¶ 61,212 (2017); 156 FERC ¶ 61,092 (2016), reh’g denied, 161 FERC ¶ 61,211 (2017).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
08/23/18 Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 17-1271, et al.

Response to emergency motion seeking to stay certificate orders regarding Mountain Valley pipeline project pending judicial review. Mountain Valley Pipeline Co., LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2017), on reh’g, 163 FERC ¶ 61,197 (2018).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
08/17/18 Exelon Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1275

Revisions to ISO-NE tariff that revise the Forward Capacity Market rules to provide a means for capacity suppliers to price the potential retirement of existing resources and to address the potential exercise of market power associated with the retirement of existing resources. ISO New England, Inc., 155 FERC ¶ 61,029 (2016), order on reh’g & compl., 161 FERC ¶ 61,115 (2017).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
08/16/18 Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 17-1271, et al.

Response to motion to expedite ruling on second motion seeking to stay certificate orders regarding Mountain Valley pipeline project pending judicial review. Mountain Valley Pipeline Co., LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2017), on reh’g, 163 FERC ¶ 61,197 (2018).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
08/13/18 Sierra Club, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 16-1329 and 16-1387

Response in opposition to motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act.
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
08/13/18 Town of Weymouth, Mass., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1135, et al.

Certificate to construct and operate the Atlantic Bridge Project, consisting of new pipeline and compression facilities in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Algonquin Gas Transm. and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, 158 FERC ¶ 61,061 (2017), order on reh’g, 161 FERC ¶ 61,255 (2017).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry/
A. Viswanathan
07/27/18 Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1271, et al.

Response in opposition to second motion seeking to stay certificate orders regarding Mountain Valley pipeline project pending judicial review. Mountain Valley Pipeline Co., LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2017), on reh’g, 163 FERC ¶ 61,197 (2018).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
06/29/18 Allegheny Defense Project, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1098, et al.

Certificate authorizing construction and operation of Atlantic Sunrise Project in mid-Atlantic and southern states. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, 158 FERC ¶ 61,125 (2017), order on reh’g, 161 FERC ¶ 61,250 (2017.
D.C. Cir.

B. Pacella

06/19/18 Bold Alliance and Bold Education Fund v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1533

Motion to dismiss, or, in the alternative, for transfer or abeyance of petition for review of notices to proceed with construction on Mountain Valley Pipeline, and rehearing order addressing same, 163 FERC ¶ 61,099 (May 4, 2018).
4th Cir. S. Chu
06/13/18 Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 18-1128 and 18-1144

Reply in support of motion to dismiss petitions challenging conditional approval of PennEast pipeline project. PennEast Pipeline Co., LLC, 162 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2018).
D.C. Cir. A. Viswanathan
06/11/18 State of North Carolina v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1243

New license for continued operation and maintenance of the Yadkin Project on the Yadkin River in North Carolina; transfer of new license. Alcoa Power Generating Inc. and Cube Yadkin Generation LLC, 156 FERC ¶ 62,210 (2016), order on reh’g, 160 FERC ¶ 61,097 (2017), order on reh’g, 160 FERC ¶ 61,098 (2017).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
06/08/18 Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC pdf
(Supplemental Brief)
No. 14-1271

Denial of petition for declaratory order concerning Klamath Hydroelectric Project, seeking declaration that licensee PacifiCorp has failed to diligently pursue relicensing of the Project, and that States have waived clean water certification. PacifiCorp, 147 FERC ¶ 61,216 (2014), reh’g denied, 149 FERC ¶ 61,038 (2014).
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
05/29/18 Village of Old Mill Creek, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 17-2433 and 17-2445

Amicus brief on behalf of the United States and FERC, filed at the invitation of the 7th Circuit, concerning whether the Federal Power Act preempts an Illinois law that provides for “zero emission credits” to certain qualifying renewable resources.
7th Cir. A. Viswanathan
05/29/18 Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 18-1128 and 18-1144

Motion to dismiss petition challenging conditional approval of PennEast pipeline project. PennEast Pipeline Co., LLC, 162 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2018).
D.C. Cir. A.
Viswanathan
05/29/18 Sunland Estate Homeowners Ass’n v. FERC pdf
No. 17-73060

Revision of project boundary to include property owned by licensee within a residential development. Pub. Util. District No. 2 of Grant County, Wash., 158 FERC ¶ 61,036 (2017), reh’g denied, 160 FERC ¶ 61,096 (2017).
9th Cir. E. Rylander/
S. Ediger
05/25/18 Arizona Public Service Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-73244

Order accepting APS notice of cancelation, rejecting APS proposal to pay SoCal Edison a negotiated reimbursement to be recovered in rates, and directing APS to file a 2015 expiration agreement. Arizona Pub. Serv. Co., 156 FERC ¶ 61,006 (2016), order on reh’g & clar., 161 FERC ¶ 61,022 (2017).
9th Cir. C. Banta
05/23/18 Bold Alliance, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1533

Response in opposition to motion for stay pending appeal of notices to proceed with construction on Mountain Valley Pipeline, and rehearing order addressing same, 163 FERC ¶ 61,099 (May 4, 2018).
4th Cir. S. Chu
05/03/18 Homeowners Against Land Takings -
Penn East, Inc. v. FERC
pdf
No. 18-1079

Reply in support of motion to dismiss petition challenging conditional approval of PennEast pipeline project. PennEast Pipeline Co., LLC, 162 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2018)
D.C. Cir. R. Kennedy
04/27/18 New Jersey Conservation Foundation v. FERC pdf
No. 17-11991

Reply in support of the motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a complaint by non-profit environmental organization challenging the PennEast pipeline certificate order.
D.N.J A. Viswanathan
04/23/18 Allegheny Defense Project, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1031

Reply in support of motion to dismiss petition for review that challenged conditional approval of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s Abandonment and Capacity Restoration Project. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., L.L.C., 160 FERC ¶ 61,144 (2017).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander
04/16/18 Homeowners Against Land Takings – PennEast, Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1079

Motion to dismiss petition challenging conditional approval of PennEast pipeline project. PennEast Pipeline Co., LLC, 162 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2018)
D.C. Cir. S. Chu
04/09/18 Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1069

Reply in support of motion to dismiss, for lack of jurisdiction, petition for review of order that denied late intervention in agency docket considering Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s Connecticut Expansion Project. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., L.L.C., 162 FERC ¶ 61,013 (2018).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander
03/23/18 Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1069

Motion to dismiss petition for review of order that denied late intervention in agency docket considering Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s Connecticut Expansion Project. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., L.L.C., 162 FERC ¶ 61,013 (2018).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander
03/15/18 Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 18-1114 and 18-1271

Response in opposition to petition and motion for stay pending appeal of non-final Certificate Order regarding Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project, 161 FERC ¶ 61,042 (Oct. 13, 2017).
4th Cir. S. Chu
03/15/18 Maine Council of the Atlantic Salmon Fed., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1003

Order amending licenses for three hydroelectric projects on the Kennebec River in Maine, to require protection plans for endangered Atlantic salmon and sturgeon. Merimil Limited Partnership and Brookfield White Pine Hydro, LLC, 155 FERC ¶ 61,185 (2016), reh’g dismissed, 157 FERC ¶ 61,089 (2016).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
03/14/18 Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1114

Reply in support of motion to dismiss, for lack of jurisdiction, petition seeking review of non-final Certificate Order regarding Atlantic Coast pipeline project. Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,042 (Oct. 13, 2017).
4th Cir. H. Cafer/
R. Fulton
03/05/18 Allegheny Defense Project, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1031

Motion to dismiss petition for review that challenged conditional approval of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s Abandonment and Capacity Restoration Project.
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander
03/02/18 Orus Berkley, et al. v. FERC, et al. pdf
No. 18-1042

Appeal of 12/11/17 decision of Judge Dillon (W.D. Va.) granting FERC motion to dismiss complaint of landowners opposing proposed Mountain Valley pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia, raising constitutional objection to exercise of eminent domain by certificate holder. Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,043 (2017), reh’g pending.
4th Cir. S. Chu
03/01/18 New Jersey Conservation Foundation v. FERC pdf
No. 17-11991

Motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a complaint by non-profit environmental organization challenging the PennEast pipeline certificate order.
D.N.J. A. Viswanathan
02/23/18 Sierra Club, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 16-1329 and 16-1387

Reply in Support of Motion to Stay Issuance of Mandate. Order authorizing, subject to conditions, Florida Southeast, Transco, and Sabal Trail to construct and operate natural gas pipeline projects to serve Florida and southeast markets. Florida Southeast Connection, LLC, et al., 154 FERC ¶ 61,080 (2016), order on reh’g, 156 FERC ¶ 61,160 (2016).
D.C. Cir. R. Fulton
02/16/18 Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 18-1114

Motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction of petition seeking review of non-final Certificate Order regarding Atlantic Coast pipeline project. Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,042 (Oct. 13, 2017).
4th Cir. R. Fulton
02/15/18 Coalition to Reroute Nexus, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-4302
City of Oberlin, Ohio v. FERC pdf
No. 17-4308

Reply in support of motion to dismiss Motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction petitions seeking review of non-final Certificate Order regarding NEXUS pipeline project, NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, 160 FERC ¶ 61,022 (Aug. 25, 2017).
6th Cir. C. Banta
02/15/18 City of Oberlin, Ohio v. FERC pdf
No. 17-4302

Response in opposition to motion for stay pending appeal of non-final Certificate Order regarding NEXUS pipeline project, NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, 160 FERC ¶ 61,022 (Aug. 25, 2017).
6th Cir. C. Banta
02/13/18 Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. FERC pdf
No. 17-5084

Appeal of Mar. 22, 2017 district court dismissal of Riverkeeper complaint, challenging funding of natural gas pipeline reviews and fairness of certificate process, for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. FERC, D.D.C. 1:16-cv-00416 (J. Chutkin).
D.C. Cir. R. Fulton
02/12/18 Coalition to Reroute Nexus, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-4302
City of Oberlin, Ohio v. FERC pdf
No. 17-4308

Motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction petitions seeking review of non-final Certificate Order regarding NEXUS pipeline project, NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, 160 FERC ¶ 61,022 (Aug. 25, 2017).
6th Cir. C. Banta
02/12/18 Coalition to Reroute Nexus, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-4302

Response in opposition to motion for stay pending appeal of non-final Certificate Order regarding NEXUS pipeline project, NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, 160 FERC ¶ 61,022 (Aug. 25, 2017).
6th Cir. C. Banta
02/06/18 Sierra Club, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 16-1329 and 16-1387

Motion to Stay Issuance of Mandate. Order authorizing, subject to conditions, Florida Southeast, Transco, and Sabal Trail to construct and operate natural gas pipeline projects to serve Florida and southeast markets. Florida Southeast Connection, LLC, et al., 154 FERC ¶ 61,080 (2016), order on reh’g, 156 FERC ¶ 61,160 (2016).
D.C. Cir. R. Fulton
02/01/18 Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 2:17-cv-0246

Reply in support of motion to dismiss, complaint challenging FERC’s interim approval of new transmission rate for Bonneville Power Administration’s Southern Intertie.
E.D. Cal. E. Rylander
02/01/18 NextEra Energy Resources, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1110

Order accepting, with conditions, revisions to ISO-NE tariff to establish a system-wide sloped demand curve and related parameters for use in Forward Capacity Market; exemption for certain renewable resources from minimum offer price rule. ISO New England, Inc. and New England Power Pool Participants Comm., 147 FERC ¶ 61,173 (2014), order on reh’g & clar., 150 FERC ¶ 61,065 (2015), order on remand, 155 FERC ¶ 61,023 (2016), order on reh’g, 158 FERC ¶ 61,138 (2017).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
01/29/18 Bold Alliance, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-cv-01822

Reply in support of motion to dismiss district court complaint raising challenges to Commission grant of certificates to Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline applications.
D.D.C. A. Viswanathan
01/26/18 Allegheny Defense Project, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1263, et al.

Response in opposition to motion for stay of construction and operation of Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. Transcon. Gas Pipe Line Co., 158 FERC ¶ 61,125 (Feb. 3, 2017); order on reh’g, 161 FERC ¶ 61,250 (Dec. 6, 2017).
D.C. Cir. A. Viswanathan
01/26/18 Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1271, et al.

Motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction petitions seeking review of non-final Certificate Order regarding Mountain Valley pipeline project, Mountain Valley Pipeline Co., LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,043 (Oct. 13, 2017).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
01/26/18 Ameren Servs. Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1141, et al.

Consolidated cases concerning real-time revenue sufficiency guarantee rate: inclusion of some or all virtual supply offers in rate for generator make-whole payments, and decisions not to order refunds. Midwest Indep. Transm. System Operator, et al., 117 FERC ¶ 61,113 (2006), on reh’g, 118 FERC ¶ 61,212 (2007), on reh’g, 121 FERC ¶ 61,131 (2007); on compl., 121 FERC ¶ 61,132 (2007), on reh’g, 127 FERC ¶ 61,241 (2009), on reh'g, 155 FERC ¶ 61,126 (2016). Ameren Servs. Co. v. Midwest Indep. Transm. System Operator, 127 FERC ¶ 61,121 (2009), on reh'g, 155 FERC ¶ 61,124 (2016).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta/
E. Rylander
01/22/18 Appalachian Voices, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 17-1271, 18-1002 and 18-1006

Response in opposition to motions and All Writs Act petition seeking to stay Certificate Order regarding Mountain Valley pipeline project, pending Commission rehearing of order granting certificate. Mountain Valley Pipeline Co., LLC, 161 FERC ¶ 61,043 (Oct. 13, 2017).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
01/18 City of Rockingham, North Carolina, et al. v. FERC, et al. pdf
No. 17-526

Opposition to a petition for a writ of certiorari seeking Supreme Court review of the Fourth Circuit’s decision affirming Commission orders issuing a new license for the 108 MW Yadkin-Pee Dee Hydroelectric Project on the Yadkin and Pee Dee Rivers in North Carolina. Duke Energy Progress, Inc., 151 FERC ¶ 62,004 (2015), order on reh’g and clar., 153 FERC ¶ 61,056 (2015). [Brief filed by the Solicitor General of the United States]. [Brief filed by the Solicitor General of the United States].
S. Ct. H. Cafer
01/11/18 Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 2:17-cv-0246

Response to motion for preliminary injunction, complaint challenging FERC’s interim approval of new transmission rate for Bonneville Power Administration’s Southern Intertie.
E.D. Cal. E. Rylander
01/11/18 Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 2:17-cv-0246

Motion to dismiss, for lack of jurisdiction, complaint challenging FERC’s interim approval of new transmission rate for Bonneville Power Administration’s Southern Intertie.
E.D. Cal. E. Rylander
01/11/18 New York State DEC, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-3770

Conditional certificate for construction and operation of Millennium (Valley Lateral) pipeline; waiver (through delay) of state Clean Water Act authority. Millennium Pipeline Co., L.L.C., 160 FERC ¶ 61,065 (2017), reh’g denied, 161 FERC ¶ 61,186 (2017); 157 FERC ¶ 61,096 (2015), reh’g denied, 161 FERC ¶ 61,194 (2017).
2nd Cir. H. Cafer
/R. Fulton
01/08/18 Boyce Hydro Power, LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1270

Response in opposition to emergency motion.
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/22/17 Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Dists. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-71380

Denial of complaint, alleging that PG&E breached certain interconnection agreements, concerning coordination of transmission systems, between the Districts and PG&E. Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Dists. v. Pacific Gas and Elec. Co., 152 FERC ¶ 61,016 (2015), reh'g denied, 154 FERC ¶ 61,215 (2016).
9th Cir. R. Fulton/
S. Chu
12/21/17 Bold Alliance, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-cv-01822-RJL

Motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ amended complaint raising challenges in district court to Commission grant of certificates to Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline applications.
D.D.C. A.
Viswanathan/
N. Gladd/
S. Chu
12/11/17 Verso Corp., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1098, et al.

Refund of previously-allocated costs associated with the operation of System Support Resource generating units, located in the American Transmission Co. service territory, under the MISO tariff. Pub. Serv. Comm’n of Wisc. v. Midcontinent Indep. Sys. Oper., Inc., et al., order on complaint & reh’g, 148 FERC ¶ 61,071 (2014), order on reh’g & compl., 150 FERC ¶ 61,104 (2015), order on reh’g & clar., 156 FERC ¶ 61,205 (2016); order on tariff rev’ns, 152 FERC ¶ 61,216 (2015), order on reh’g & compl., 155 FERC ¶ 61,134 (2016).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer/
N. Gladd
11/22/17 Adorers of the Blood of Christ, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-3163

Appeal of Sept. 28, 2017 dismissal by federal district court (E.D. Pa. No. 5:17-cv-03163 (Judge Schmehl)) of challenge by landowners who allege that the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline will adversely affect their religious freedom. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., 158 FERC
¶ 61,125 (2017), reh'g pending.
3rd Cir. S. Chu
11/21/17 New Jersey Bd. of Pub. Utils., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 17-1101, et al.

Tariff provisions relating to the allocation of Auction Revenue Rights and Financial Transmission Rights. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 156 FERC ¶ 61,180 (2016), order on reh’g & compl., 158 FERC ¶ 61,093 (2017).
D.C. Cir. A. Viswanathan
11/20/17 N.Y. State Dept. of Environmental Conservation v. FERC pdf
Nos. 17-3503 and 17-3770

Response in opposition to emergency motion and All Writs Act petition seeking to stay construction and operation of Millennium’s Valley Lateral project, pending appellate review of Commission orders finding that the N.Y. Department waived its authority over the project under the Clean Water Act. Millennium Pipeline Co., LLC, 160 FERC ¶ 61,065 (Sept. 15, 2017), reh’g denied, 161 FERC ¶ 61,186 (Nov. 15, 2017).
2nd Cir. L. Perry
K. Larson
11/16/17 Sierra Club v. FERC pdf
Nos. 17-1236 and 17-1240

Response in opposition to emergency motion and All Writs Act petition seeking to stay construction and operation of the NEXUS pipeline project, pending Commission rehearing of order granting certificate. NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, 160 FERC ¶ 61,022 (Aug. 25, 2017).
D.C. Cir. N. Gladd
11/01/17 Allegheny Defense Project, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 17-1098, 17-1127 and 17-1128

Response in opposition to emergency motion for stay of construction and operation of Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project, pending Commission rehearing of order granting certificate, Transcon. Gas Pipe Line Co., 158 FERC ¶ 61,125 (Feb. 3, 2017).
D.C. Cir. A. Viswanathan
10/24/17 Old Dominion Elec. Coop., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1040, et al.

Allocation of costs – local or regional – of new PJM reliability transmission projects. PJM Interconn., L.L.C., et al., 154 FERC ¶ 61,097 (2016), order on reh’g and compl., 157 FERC ¶ 61,191 (2017); 154 FERC ¶ 61,096 (2016), order on reh’g and clar., 157 FERC ¶ 61,192 (2017).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
10/20/17 Bold Alliance, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 17-cv-01822

Motion to dismiss district court complaint raising challenges to Commission grant of certificates to Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline applications.
D.D.C.

A.
Viswanathan/
N. Gladd/
S. Chu

10/10/17 Adorers of the Blood of Christ, et al. pdf
No. 17-3163

Response in opposition to motion for injunction pending appeal of District Court’s dismissal of complaint under Religious Freedom Restoration Act regarding route of natural gas pipeline. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, 158 FERC ¶ 61,125 (2017).
3d Cir. S. Chu
10/06/17 Sierra Club, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 16-1329 and 16-1387

Petition for Panel Rehearing. Order authorizing, subject to conditions, Florida Southeast, Transco, and Sabal Trail to construct and operate natural gas pipeline projects to serve Florida and southeast markets. Florida Southeast Connection, LLC, et al., 154 FERC ¶ 61,080 (2016), order on reh’g, 156 FERC ¶ 61,160 (2016).
D.C. Cir. R. Fulton/
N. Gladd
09/26/17 Big Bend Conservation Alliance v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1002

Order authorizing Trans-Pecos Pipeline to site, construct, and operate a border-crossing facility (Presidio Border Crossing Project) for the import and export of natural gas at the international boundary between the US and Mexico. Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC, 155 FERC ¶ 61,140 (2016), order on reh’g, 157 FERC ¶ 61,081 (2016).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
09/19/17 Adorers of the Blood of Christ, et al. v. FERC, et al. pdf
No. 5:17-cv-03163-JLS

Reply in support of motion to dismiss complaint bringing claims under Religious Freedom Restoration Act regarding route of natural gas pipeline
E.D. Pa. S. Chu
09/15/17 San Diego Gas & Electric Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1433

Recovery of development and construction costs associated with transmission upgrade (SOCRE project), if abandoned or cancelled for reasons beyond SDG&E’s control. San Diego Gas & Electric Co., 154 FERC ¶ 61,158 (2016), reh’g denied, 157 FERC ¶ 61,056 (2016).
D.C. Cir. R. Fulton
08/31/17 Orus Ashby Berkley, et al. v. Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, et al. pdf
No. 7:17-cv-00357-EKD

Motion to dismiss district court complaint raising challenges to Commission review of pending Mountain Valley Pipeline certificate application.
W.D. Va. B. Pacella
08/25/17 Eastern Hydroelectric Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-11667

Revocation of license for East Juliette Hydroelectric Project, on Ocmulgee River near Juliette, Georgia, for Eastern Hydro’s failure to comply with license conditions and FERC orders requiring addition of fishway to project. Eastern Hydroelectric Corp., 149 FERC ¶ 61,036 (2014), reh’g denied, 150 FERC ¶ 61,099 (2015).
11th Cir. E. Rylander
08/24/17 Bordentown and Chesterfield, NJ v. FERC pdf
No. 17-1047

Order authorizing Transco to construct Garden State Expansion Project (compressor, stations, and appurtenant facilities) in New Jersey. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, 155 FERC ¶ 61,016 (2016), reh’g denied, 157 FERC ¶ 61,095 (2016). v. FERC, 862 F.3d 108 (D.C. Cir. 2017).
3rd Cir. R. Fulton/
R. Sherman
08/18/17 NRG Marketing LLC, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 15-1452 and 15-1454

(Petition for Panel Rehearing) Revisions to PJM capacity market Minimum Offer Price Rule, concerning buyer-side market power mitigation. PJM Interconnection, LLC, 143 FERC ¶ 61,090 (2013), order on reh'g & compl., 153 FERC ¶ 61,066 (2015), reversed sub nom. NRG Power Mktg., LLC v. FERC, 862 F.3d 108 (D.C. Cir. 2017).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta/
N. Gladd
08/17/17 Adorers of the Blood of Christ, et al., v. FERC, et al. pdf
No. 5:17-cv-03163-JLS

Motion to dismiss complaint bringing claims under Religious Freedom Restoration Act regarding route of natural gas pipeline. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, 158 FERC ¶ 61,125 (2017).
E.D. Pa S. Chu
07/26/17 Laura D. Urban, et al. v. FERC, et al. pdf
No. 5:17-cv-01005-JRA

Reply in support of motion to dismiss complaint concerning the Commission’s review of Nexus Gas Transmission’s pending application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity under the Natural Gas Act.
N.D. Ohio S. Chu/ N. Gladd
07/17/17 Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1382

Order on remand from LPSC v. FERC, 772 F.3d 1297 (D.C. Cir. 2014), concerning denial of refunds. Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n, et al. v. Entergy Corp. and Entergy Services, Inc., 155 FERC ¶ 61,120 (2016), reh’g denied, 156 FERC ¶ 61,221 (2016).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
07/13/17 Town of Weymouth, Mass., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 17-1135 and 17-1139

Reply in support of motion to dismiss appeals of certificate to construct and operate the Atlantic Bridge Project, consisting of new pipeline and compression facilities in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Algonquin Gas Transmission and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, 158 FERC ¶ 61,061 (2017), reh'g pending, (tolling order issued).
D.C. Cir

N. Gladd

07/06/17 United Airlines Inc., et al. v. FERC, et al. pdf
No. 16-1245

Order granting in part complaints, alleging that Enterprise has violated a settlement by no longer accepting nominations for the transportation of jet fuel or distillates, and establishing limited hearing on the issue of damages.
CHS Inc., et al. v. Enterprise TE Products Pipeline Co., LLC; Chevron Products Co. v. Enterprise TE Products Pipeline Co., LLC, 145 FERC ¶ 61,056 (2013), order on reh’g, 155 FERC ¶ 61,178 (2016).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander/ S. Chu
06/30/17 American Rivers v. FERC & Sec. of Interior pdf
No. 16-1195, et al.

Relicensing for the continued operation and maintenance of the Coosa River hydroelectric project; consideration of dissolved oxygen levels for the protection of aquatic species, and other issues. Alabama Power Co., 143 FERC ¶ 61,249 (2013), order on reh’g & clar., 155 FERC ¶ 61,080 (2016), reh’g denied, 156 FERC ¶ 61,171 (2016).
D.C. Cir A. Viswanathan
06/30/17 Town of Weymouth, Mass., et al. pdf
Nos. 17-1135 and 17-1139

Motion to dismiss appeals of certificate to construct and operate the Atlantic Bridge Project, consisting of new pipeline and compression facilities in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Algonquin Gas Transmission and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, 158 FERC ¶ 61,061 (2017), reh'g pending, (tolling order issued).
D.C. Cir. N. Gladd
06/26/17 Utility Workers Union Local 464 v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1068, et al.

Results of 9th and 10th ISO-NE Forward Capacity Auctions; bidding behavior and retirement of Brayton Point facility. ISO New England, Inc., 151 FERC ¶ 61,226 (2015), reh’g denied, 153 FERC ¶ 61,378 (2015); 155 FERC ¶ 61,273 (2016), reh’g denied, 157 FERC ¶ 61,060 (2016).
D.C. Cir. N. Gladd
06/20/17 Urban, et al. v. FERC, et al. pdf
No. 5:17-cv-01005-JRA

Summary: Complaint and motion for preliminary injunction concerning the Commission’s review of Nexus Gas Transmission’s pending application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity under the Natural Gas Act.
D.C. Cir. S. Chu/
N. Gladd
06/12/17 Arkansas Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1305

Allocation of proceeds from a settlement agreement between Union Pacific and Entergy Arkansas, following withdrawal of Entergy Arkansas from Entergy System Agreement. Entergy Services, Inc., Opinion No. 547, 154 FERC ¶ 61,173 (2016), order on reh’g and compl., 156 FERC ¶ 61,112 (2016).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
05/24/17 ANR Storage Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1285

Denial of market-based rate authority for natural gas storage service. ANR Storage Co., Opinion No. 538, 153 FERC ¶ 61,052 (2015), order on reh’g, 155 FERC ¶ 61,279 (2016).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
05/15/17 Allegheny Defense Project, et al. pdf
No. 17-1098

Reply in support of motion to dismiss appeal of certificate authorizing construction and operation of Atlantic Sunrise Project in mid-Atlantic and southern states. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, 158 FERC ¶ 61,125 (2017), reh’g pending [tolling order issued].
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
04/28/17 Allegheny Defense Project, et al. pdf
No. 17-1098

Motion to dismiss appeal of certificate authorizing construction and operation of Atlantic Sunrise Project in mid-Atlantic and southern states. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, 158 FERC ¶ 61,125 (2017), reh’g pending [tolling order issued].
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
04/21/17 ESI Energy, LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1342

Assignment of costs of constructing network upgrade to interconnecting generator, based on tariff language and cost allocation policy; which version of PJM tariff to use. PJM Interconn., L.L.C., 153 FERC ¶ 61,327 (2015), order on reh’g, compl. & clar., 156 FERC ¶ 61,090 (2016).
D.C. Cir. N. Gladd
04/21/17 Ameren Services Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1075, et al.

MISO tariff provisions for funding of network upgrades by interconnecting generators; compliance filing to MISO tariff to allow transmission owner to provide initial funding of network upgrades with mutual agreement of interconnection customers. Otter Tail Power Co. v. Midcontinent Indep. Sys. Op., Inc., 151 FERC ¶ 61,220 (2015), order on reh’g & clar., 153 FERC ¶ 61,352 (2015), reh’g denied, 156 FERC ¶ 61,099 (2016); on compl., Midcontinent Indep. Sys. Op., Inc., 156 FERC ¶ 61,098 (2016), reh’g denied, 157 FERC ¶ 61,013 (2016).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
04/17/17 NRG Power Marketing, LLC v. FERC pdf
Nos. 16-1027

Filing by MISO to revise its resource adequacy construct. Midwest Indep. Transm. System Operator, 139 FERC ¶ 61,199 (2012), order on reh’g, 153 FERC ¶ 61,229 (2015).
D.C. Cir B. Pacella/A.
Viswanathan
03/13/17 MISO Transmission Owners v. FERC pdf
No. 16-3791

Financial obligations of a transmission owner withdrawing from MISO, for costs of regionally planned transmission projects. Midwest Indep. Transm. System Operator, et al., Op. No. 539, 153 FERC ¶ 61,101 (2015), reh'g denied, 155 FERC ¶ 61,174 (2016).
6th Cir. C. Banta
03/09/17 Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1296

Issuance of new license to continue operation and maintenance of 819 MW Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project, located on the Catawba and Wateree Rivers in North Carolina and South Carolina. Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, 153 FERC ¶ 62,134 (2015), order on reh’g and clar., 156 FERC ¶ 61,010 (2016).
D.C. Cir. S. Chu
03/07/17 Sierra Club, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1329

Order authorizing, subject to conditions, Florida Southeast, Transco, and Sabal Trail to construct and operate natural gas pipeline projects to serve Florida and southeast markets. Florida Southeast Connection, LLC, et al., 154 FERC ¶ 61,080 (2016), order on reh’g, 156 FERC ¶ 61,160 (2016).

D.C. Cir. R. Fulton/N. Gladd
02/27/17 NorthWestern Corp. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1176

Order, after hearing, affirming ALJ on recovery of fixed and variable revenue requirement for the Gates Station generating facility, through monthly demand and energy charges. NorthWestern Corp., Op. No. 530, 147 FERC ¶ 61,049 (2014), reh’g denied, 155 FERC ¶ 61,158 (2016).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
02/16/17 Arkansas Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1193

Entergy Arkansas’ responsibility for making bandwidth payments, despite withdrawal from Entergy System Agreement. Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. Entergy Services, Inc., 153 FERC ¶ 61,032 (2015), order on reh’g & clar., 155 FERC ¶ 61,118 (2016).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
02/06/17 Ameren Services Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1150

Compliance with inter-regional transmission coordination and cost allocation requirements of Order No. 1000. Midcontinent Indep. System Operator, Inc., et al., 150 FERC ¶ 61,045 (2015), order on reh’g & compl., 153 FERC ¶ 61,247 (2015), order on reh’g & compl., 154 FERC ¶ 61,227 (2016).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander/
N. Gladd
02/01/17 Ameren Services Co., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-531

Opposition to a petition for a writ of certiorari seeking Supreme Court review of April 6, 2016 decision of the Seventh Circuit upholding Commission orders finding that a pre-existing right of first refusal in the MISO Transmission Owners Agreement was not entitled to the Mobile-Sierra presumption of reasonableness. Midwest Indep. Transm. System Op., Inc.; MISO Transm. Owners, et al., 142 FERC ¶ 61,215 (2013), order on reh’g & compl., 147 FERC ¶ 61,127 (2014). [Brief filed by the Solicitor General of the United States].
S. Ct. L. Perry
01/17/17 Kansas Corp. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
Nos. 16-1027

Level of the base return on equity; application of that return to other, yet-to-be-formed affiliates; transmission formula rate template and protocols for projects developed in Southwest Power Pool transmission planning process. . Transource Kansas, LLC, 151 FERC ¶ 61,010 (2015), order on reh’g & compl., 154 FERC ¶ 61,011 (2016); Kansas Transm., LLC, 152 FERC ¶ 61,209 (2015), reh’g denied, 155 FERC ¶ 61,167 (2016).
D.C. Cir. S. Chu/A. Viswanathan
01/10/17 Advanced Energy Alliance, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 16-1234, et al.

Conditional acceptance of PJM’s proposal to establish a Capacity Performance Resource, on a phased-in basis, to provide greater assurance of delivery of energy and reserves during emergency conditions. PJM Interconn., L.L.C., et al., 151 FERC ¶ 61,208 (2015), order on reh’g and compl., 155 FERC ¶ 61,157 (2016).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
Date Case Circuit Attorney
12/22/16 City of Clarksville, Tenn. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1244

Service area determinations for natural gas distribution facilities that extend across the Tennessee/ Kentucky border into Kentucky. City of Clarksville, Tenn., 146 FERC ¶ 61,074 (2014), reh’g denied, 155 FERC ¶ 61,184 (2016).
D.C. Cir. R. Fulton
12/15/16 City of Boston, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1081, et al.

Order authorizing construction and operation of Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline project, consisting of 37.4 miles of pipeline and appurtenant facilities in NY, CT, RI, and MA. Algonquin Gas Transm., LLC, 150 FERC ¶ 61,163 (2015), reh’g & stay denied, 154 FERC ¶ 61,048 (2016).
D.C. Cir. R. Fulton
12/07/16 Old Dominion Electric Cooperative v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1111

Denial of petition for waiver, seeking recovery of natural gas costs associated with Jan. 2014 cold weather. Old Dominion Elec. Coop., 151 FERC ¶ 61,207 (2015), reh’g denied, 154 FERC ¶ 61,155 (2016).
D.C. Cir. S. Chu
11/28/16 New England Power Generators Ass’n v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1023 and 16-1024

Proposals to address resource performance problems in ISO-NE Forward Capacity Market; denial of complaint that Peak Energy Rent mechanism, which mitigates incentives to create price spikes in the energy market through economic or physical withholding, had become unjust and unreasonable. ISO New England and New England Power Pool, 147 FERC ¶ 61,172 (2014), reh’g denied, 153 FERC ¶ 61,223 (2015); New England Power Generators Ass’n v. ISO New England, 150 FERC ¶ 61,053 (2015), reh’g denied, 153 FERC ¶ 61,222 (2015).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
11/14/16 BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 16-1013, et al.

Order on ALJ Initial Decision, addressing various issues concerning 2009 and 2010 rate filings for service on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc., et al., 153 FERC ¶ 61,233 (2015).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
11/02/16 Sierra Club, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1329

Commission's opposition to a motion for emergency stay of natural gas pipeline construction and motion for expedited review.
D.C. Cir. R. Fulton/
A.
Viswanathan
10/31/16 Pub. Utils. Comm’n of Cal., et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 01-71934, et al.

California energy crisis orders, calculating mitigated market clearing price and adjusting for fuel allowances and cost offsets. San Diego Gas & Electric Co., et al., 97 FERC ¶ 61,275 (Dec. 19, 20001), and later orders.
9th Cir. B. Pacella
10/25/16 NE Power Generators Ass’n, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 15-1071 and 16-1042

Orders on complaints, alleging that certain provisions in ISO-NE tariff, governing operation of Forward Capacity Market, are unjust, unreasonable, and unduly discriminatory. New England Power Generators Ass’n v. ISO New England Inc., 146 FERC ¶ 61,039 (2014), order on reh’g & clar., 150 FERC ¶ 61,064 (2015); Exelon Corp. and Calpine Corp. v. ISO New England Inc., 150 FERC ¶ 61,067 (2015), reh’g denied, 154 FERC ¶ 61,005 (2016).
D.C. Cir. R. Fulton
10/18/16 State Corp. Comm’n of Kansas v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1447

Integration of additional transmission-owning utilities – Western-UGP, Basin Electric, and Heartland Power Dist. – into Southwest Power Pool.  Southwest Power Pool, Inc., 149 FERC ¶ 61,113 (2014), order on reh’g & clar., 153 FERC ¶ 61,051 (2015).
D.C. Cir. B. Pacella
10/17/16 Catskill Mountainkeeper, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-345, et al.

Commission authorization to construct and operate 125 miles of pipeline and related facilities in Pennsylvania and New York. Constitution Pipeline Co. and Iroquois Gas Transmission System, 149 FERC ¶ 61,199 (2014), reh’g denied, 154 FERC ¶ 61,046 (2016).
2nd Cir. H. Cafer
10/14/16 Gregory Swecker and Beverly Swecker v. Midland Power Cooperative, Central Iowa Power Cooperative and FERC pdf
No. 1:16-cv-01434 (CRC)

Motion to dismiss complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
D.D.C. A. Viswanathan
10/11/16 Ass’n of Oil Pipe Lines v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1059

Resetting of oil pipeline index level to Producer Price Index for Finished Goods (PPI-FG) + 1.23 percent, based on FERC Form No. 6 data and filings. Five-Year Review of the Oil Pipeline Index, 153 FERC ¶ 61,312 (2015).
D.C. Cir. S. Chu
10/11/16 Duke Energy Corp., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1133

Denial of complaint, alleging that PJM failed to fulfill obligation to indemnify Duke for losses incurred to implement a PJM directive. Duke Energy Corp., et al. v. PJM Interconn., et al., 151 FERC ¶ 61,206 (2015), reh'g denied, 154 FERC ¶ 61,156 (2016).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander
10/06/16 City of Boston Delegation, et al. pdf
Nos. 16-1081, 16-1098, 16-1103

Commission's opposition to a stay of natural gas pipeline construction, filed by Petitioner after Petitioner submitted its merits brief.
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer/
R. Fulton
09/27/16 Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1015

Calculation o f headwater benefits assessments, based on benefits that Great Sacandaga Lake Project provides to downstream beneficiary projects. Hudson River-Black River Regulating Dist., et al., 152 FERC ¶ 62,124 (2015), order on reh’g, 153 FERC ¶ 61,218 (2015).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander
09/27/16 NRG Power Marketing LLC, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 15-1452 and 15-1454

Revisions to PJM capacity market Minimum Offer Price Rule, concerning buyer-side market power mitigation. PJM Interconnection, LLC, 143 FERC ¶ 61,090 (2013), order on reh'g & compl., 153 FERC ¶ 61,066 (2015).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
09/20/16 PJM Power Providers Group, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 15-1453 and 15-1455

Revisions to PJM capacity market demand curve (Variable Resource Requirement Curve) and related inputs. PJM Interconnection, LLC, 149 FERC ¶ 61,183 (2014), order on reh'g & compl., 153 FERC ¶ 61,035 (2015).
D.C. Cir. A. Viswanathan
09/19/16 California Public Utilities Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 16-70481

Approval of 50 basis point return on equity for PG&E’s continued participation in the California ISO. Pacific Gas and Electric Co., 148 FERC ¶ 61,245 (2014), reh’g denied, 154 FERC ¶ 61,119 (2016); 152 FERC ¶ 61,252 (2015), reh’g denied, 154 FERC ¶ 61,118 (2016).
9th Cir. A. Viswanathan
09/12/16 Delaware Riverkeeper v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1092

Order authorizing construction and operation of the Leidy Southeast pipeline project, consisting of 30 miles of pipeline and compression facilities in PA and NJ. Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., 149 FERC ¶ 61,258 (2014), reh’g denied, 154 FERC ¶ 61,166 (2016).
D.C. Cir. Holly Cafer/
L. Luftig
08/25/16 NextEra Desert Center Blythe, LLC v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1003

Denial of complaint by NextEra, requesting that the California ISO allocate to NextEra congestion revenue rights. NextEra Desert Center Blythe, LLC v. Cal. Indep. Sys. Operator Corp., 151 FERC ¶ 61,198 (2015), reh’g denied, 153 FERC ¶ 61,208 (2015).
D.C. Cir. R. Fulton
08/24/16 City of Rockingham, NC, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-2535

Issuance of new license for the continued operation and maintenance of the 108 MW Yadkin-Pee Dee Hydroelectric Project on the Yadkin and Pee Dee Rivers in North Carolina. Duke Energy Progress, Inc., 151 FERC ¶ 62,004 (2015), order on reh’g and clar., 153 FERC ¶ 61,056 (2015).
4th Cir. H. Cafer
08/18/16 TNA Merchant Projects, Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1008, et al.

Rates for reactive power service to Bonneville Power Administration; continued treatment of filing as a rate change subject to suspension and refund. Chehalis Power Generating L.P., 134 FERC ¶ 61,112 (2011), reh’g denied, 141 FERC ¶ 61,116 (2012), on remand, 145 FERC ¶ 61,052 (2013), on reh’g, 152 FERC ¶ 61,050 (2015), on reh’g, 153 FERC ¶ 61,194 (2015).
D.C. Cir. S. Chu
08/18/16 Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 16-1014

Dismissal of complaint concerning depreciation component of bandwidth formula rate in Entergy System Agreement; Entergy’s proposed depreciation rates for Entergy Arkansas. Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. Entergy Corp., et al., Op. 519, 139 FERC ¶ 61,107 (2012), reh’g denied, 153 FERC ¶ 61,188 (2015); Entergy Services, Inc., Op. 523, 142 FERC ¶ 61,022 (2013), reh’g denied, 153 FERC ¶ 61,184 (2015).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
07/07/16 Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. FERC pdf
Civ. Action No. 16-cv-416 (TSC)

Reply in support of motion to dismiss complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.
D.D.C. R. Fulton/
Lisa Luftig
06/24/16 Allco Renewable Energy v. Mass. Elec., et al. pdf
No. 15-13515

Amicus brief, filed at the invitation of the district court, concerning regulations of the Mass. Dept. of Pub. Utils. and whether they conflict with FERC rules implementing PURPA and the purchase obligations (avoided cost rate; term of purchase contract) of local utility to qualify facility.
D. Mass. J. Kirstein/
S.L. Higginbottom/
E. Rylander
06/21/16 Orangeburg, South Carolina v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1274

Conditional acceptance of joint dispatch agreement following Duke/Progress merger; whether agreement and NC Commission favor native load sales to the disfavor of sales to Orangeburg. Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy, Inc.; Carolina Power & Light Co., 139 FERC ¶ 61,193 (2012), order on reh'g, 151 FERC ¶ 61,242 (2015).
D.C. Cir. K. Larson
06/17/16 El Paso Natural Gas Co., L.L.C. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1323

Orders, following hearing and ALJ decision, on various reserved ratemaking issues in El Paso general rate case. El Paso Natural Gas Co., 139 FERC ¶ 61,095 (2012), order on reh’g and compl., 152 FERC ¶ 61,039 (2015).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
06/14/16 Transm. Agency of N. Cal., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1057, et al.

Denial of complaint, alleging an anticipatory breach of PG&E’s obligations under agreement providing for coordinated operation of high-voltage transmission line (California-Oregon Intertie). Transmission Agency of Northern Cal. v. Pacific Gas and Electric Co., 148 FERC ¶ 61,150 (2014), reh’g denied, 150 FERC ¶ 61,133 (2015).

Termination of Comprehensive Agreement between PG&E and Cal. DWR, and replacement agreements for continued interconnection of DWR generation to PG&E's transmission system. Pacific Gas and Electric Co.; Cal. Independent System Operator, 149 FERC ¶ 61,276 (2014), reh’g denied, 151 FERC ¶ 61,252 (2015).
D.C. Cir. S. Chu
06/13/16 Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1450

Order on complaint, concerning interpretation and application of FPL open access transmission tariff provision concerning charges for energy imbalance service. Seminole Elec. Coop., Inc. v. Florida Power & Light Co., 139 FERC ¶ 61,254 (2012), order on reh'g, 153 FERC ¶ 61,037 (2015).
D.C. Cir. L. Luftig
06/09/16 Portland General Electric, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1237, et al.

Order granting complaint to the extent utility has an obligation to purchase wind facility’s entire net output at avoided cost rates. PáTu Wind Farm, LLC v. Portland General Electric Co.; PáTu Wind Farm, LLC, 150 FERC ¶ 61,032 (2015), reh’g denied, 151 FERC ¶ 61,223 (2015).
D.C. Cir. E. Rylander
05/26/16 MPS Merchant Services, Inc, et al. v. FERC pdf
Nos. 15-73803, et al.

Order in California Refund Proceeding, following evidentiary hearing and ALJ Initial Decision, finding that certain sellers during California energy crisis engaged in tariff violations impacting the market clearing price, and directing disgorgement of amounts received above the marginal cost-based proxy price. San Diego Gas & Elec. Co. v. Sellers of Energy, et al., Opinion No. 536, 149 FERC ¶ 61,116 (2014), order on reh’g, 153 FERC ¶ 61,144 (2015).
9th Cir. B. Pacella
05/20/16 Emera Maine, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1139, et al.

Order on ISO-NE compliance with transmission planning and cost allocation requirements of Order No. 1000 rulemaking. ISO New England, Inc., 143 FERC ¶ 61,150 (2013), order on reh’g & compl., 150 FERC ¶ 61,209 (2015).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta
05/17/16 LSP Transmission Holdings, et al. FERC pdf
No. 15-1157

Filing by Southwest Power Pool in compliance with transmission planning and cost allocation requirements of Order No. 1000; cost-effectiveness and efficiency, and consideration of state laws and rights-of-way, in the competitive bidding process. Southwest Power Pool, Inc., et al., 144 FERC ¶ 61,059 (2013), order on reh’g & compl., 149 FERC ¶ 61,048 (2014), order on reh’g & compl., 151 FERC ¶ 61,045 (2015).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
05/03/16 Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. FERC, et al. pdf
No. 16-cv-416 (TSC)

Motion to dismiss complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.
D.D.C. R. Fulton
L. Luftig
04/27/16 Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC pdf
No. 14-1063

Order on remand from LPSC v. FERC, 522 F.3d 378 (D.C. Cir. 2008), concerning whether to order refunds and when to implement bandwidth remedy. Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. Entergy Services, Inc., 137 FERC ¶ 61,047 (2011), order on reh’g, 146 FERC ¶ 61,152 (2014).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
04/26/16 Emera Maine, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1118, et al.

Complaint challenging New England transmission owners’ return on equity, reflected in ISO New England open access transmission tariff. Martha Coakley, Mass. Attorney General, et al. v. Bangor Hydro-Electric Co., et al., Op. No. 531 and 531-A,147 FERC ¶ 61,234 (2014) and 149 FERC ¶ 61,032 (2014), order on reh'g, Op. No. 531-B, 150 FERC ¶ 61,165 (2015).
D.C. Cir. L. Perry
04/01/16 New Energy Capital Partners v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1277, et al.

Denial of late intervention, and rejection of motion to reopen record, in relicensing proceeding for Yadkin Hydroelectric Project in North Carolina. Alcoa Power Generating Inc., 144 FERC ¶ 61,218 (2013) (denying rehearing of 5/30/13 notice denying late intervention); 152 FERC ¶ 61,040 (2015) (denying rehearing of 3/3/15 notice rejecting motion to reopen record).
D.C. Cir. H. Cafer
03/14/16 El Paso Electric Co. v. FERC pdf
No. 14-60822

Filing, by members of WestConnect, in compliance with transmission planning and cost allocation requirements of Order No. 1000, requesting that regional cost allocation be categorically inapplicable to any project providing benefits to a transmission owner not enrolled in the WestConnect region – including public power utilities. Public Service Co. of Colorado, et al., 142 FERC ¶ 61,206 (2013), order on reh’g & compl., 148 FERC ¶ 61,213 (2014), order on reh’g & compl., 151 FERC ¶ 61,128 (2015).
5th Cir. R. Fulton
E. Rylander
02/25/16 EarthReports, Inc. v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1127, et al.

Order authorizing Dominion Cove Point LNG to export LNG from existing Cove Point import terminal and to construct and operate related facilities; consideration of project impacts. Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP, 148 FERC ¶ 61,244 (2014), reh’g & stay denied, 151 FERC ¶ 61,095 (2015).
D.C. Cir. K. Larson
02/12/16 Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc., et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 16-345

Commission’s opposition to motion to stay tree clearing and construction of 125-mile greenfield pipeline.
2nd Cir. K. Larson
02/05/16 United Airlines, et al. v. FERC and USofA pdf
No. 11-1479, et al.

Opinion, after hearing and ALJ initial decision, addressing reasonableness of increased rates for shipment on SFPP’s West Line; various cost of service rate issues. SFPP, L.P., Opinion 511, 134 FERC ¶ 61,121 (2011), order on reh’g and compl., Opinion 511-A, 137 FERC ¶ 61,220 (2011), order on reh’g and compl., Opinion 511-B, 150 FERC ¶ 61,096 (2015).
D.C. Cir. L. Luftig
E. Rylander
Jan. 2016 Hughes, et al. v. PPL Energy Plus, LLC pdf
No. 14-614, et al.

Merits brief for the United States as amicus curiae regarding petitions for writ of certiorari filed by W. Kevin Hughes, et al. (in their official capacities as the then Chairman and Commissioners of the Maryland Public Service Commission) and CPV Maryland, LLC, seeking review of the Fourth Circuit’s finding that Maryland’s Generation Order is preempted by the Federal Power Act.   [Brief filed by the Solicitor General of the United States].
S. Ct. C. Banta
K. Larson
L. Luftig
R. Fulton
01/15/16 Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. FERC pdf
No. 13-1015

Commission response opposing motion to enforce the Court’s mandate.
D.C. Cir. K. Larson
01/12/16 Sierra Club v. FERC pdf
No. 15-1133

Order authorizing Corpus Christi Liquefaction to site, construct, and operate LNG export and import facilities on Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, and to construct and operate related pipeline and compressor facilities. Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC, et al., 149 FERC ¶ 61,283 (2014), reh’g denied, 151 FERC ¶ 61,098 (2015).
D.C. Cir. C. Banta