Energy Practice defends pipeline client in compression station dispute

Energy Practice defends pipeline client in compression station dispute
Agencies Missed Substitute To Pa. Pipeline, 3rd Circ. Hears
July 13, 2017
Law 360

John Stoviak, Pamela Goodwin, Elizabeth Witmer, and Patrick Nugent, members of Saul Ewing’s Energy Practice, are mentioned in this article in Law 360 for their representation of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. The article explains that an environmental group is arguing that the company did not properly evaluate the environmental impact of a compression station as part of a pipeline expansion project. The argument stems from wording in a draft of the environmental assessment that was prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Based on the wording of the draft, the environmental group argues that Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is only requesting one compressor station, however, John Stoviak insists “that the compressor alternative actually would have needed two compressor stations, resulting in an substantial environmental impact that outweighed the footprint of the pipeline project, which followed an existing pipeline for 99 percent of its length.”

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