• Rio Grande LNG Files Response to Opposing Parties
  • June 24, 2016
  • Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office
  • Rio Grande LNG and Rio Bravo Pipeline Company, LLC (together, RGLNG) have filed an answer with FERC opposing various entities’ motions to intervene, protests and comments regarding RGLNG’s application to construct and operate a liquefaction and LNG export terminal along Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas, and an interconnected pipeline. RGLNG requests that FERC (1) reject approximately 90 motions to intervene filed by various individuals and organizations as procedurally deficient; (2) reject the joint protest of Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife because, among other things, it contains generalized assertions on the presumed harmful environmental effects of induced natural gas production and increased emissions that will follow LNG exports even though FERC has rejected these arguments in similar cases; and (3) reject the other remaining protests since the issues they raise were addressed during the scoping phase of RGLNG’s proposal.