In light of the recent decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Sierra Club v. FERC, No. 16-1329 (August 22, 2017), the Sierra Club wrote to FERC on September 18, 2017, submitting a new authority and request for FERC to revisit its impact analysis in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The Sierra Club writes that FERC should reopen the evidentiary record for the purpose of taking additional evidence regarding greenhouse gas emissions and climate impacts, and issue a Supplemental EIS. In the course of that process, FERC should also address previously identified deficiencies in the EIS, as well as new information received after the close of the comment period for the Draft EIS.
The 9-page Sierra Club letter, written on behalf of a number of organizations including Friends of Nelson, describes in detail the reasons why a Supplemental EIS is required and why it must also address new information and previously identified EIS deficiencies.
Appended to the letter is a copy of the August 22 decision issued by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.