Gas Groups, Mont. Urge the judge to register the national license


By Clark Mindock (May 31, 2022, 7:45 p.m. EDT) – Gas industry groups and the state of Montana want a federal court to leave in place a key Clean Water Act permit used to streamline construction of pipelines, arguing that there are many safeguards to protect environmental interests despite activists’ claims to the contrary.

In two separate briefs filed Friday, state and industry groups including the American Gas Association and the American Petroleum Institute defended the permit, arguing that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had fulfilled its obligations under the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy. Take action when the license is reissued. They say it’s good enough to keep the…

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