• DOE Denies Sierra Club's Request for Rehearing of Cameron LNG Export Orders
  • September 28, 2015
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an order denying Sierra Club’s request for rehearing of orders authorizing Cameron LNG to export LNG from its terminal under construction near Hackberry, La. to nations without a Free Trade Agreement with the United States. DOE rejected Sierra Club’s arguments that (1) the Natural Gas Act does not provide a rebuttal presumption that gas exports are in the public interest unless shown otherwise, and (2) regardless of whether FERC did or not, DOE should have analyzed the environmental impacts of potential increased natural gas production activities that would be induced by LNG exports.