American Rivers v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Citation: 48 ELR 20113
No(s). 16-1195 (D.C. Cir. Jul 6, 2018)

The D.C. Circuit vacated a license renewal that FERC granted for a power plant on the Coosa River. Environmental groups argued that the agency violated the Federal Power Act, NEPA, and the ESA when it issued the power company's license. The appellate court agreed, finding that the EA and biological ...