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 Sierra Club v Bostick - AGA Moves to Intervene in Support of Streamlined Utility Wetlands Permit (July 30, 2012) 

On June 29, 2012, Sierra Club filed a complaint in federal district court in Oklahoma challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetlands permits for sections of the Keystone oil pipeline to be constructed by AGA pipeline member TransCanada in Oklahoma and Texas. Sierra Club, Inc. v. Bostick, 5:12-cv-00742 (W.D. Okla. 2012).  Importantly, Sierra Club seeks not only to block this particular project but also to have the court strike down the streamlined wetlands permit-by-rule program for utility line construction projects under Nationwide Permit (NWP) 12, including natural gas pipelines and distribution mains.  This is a priority issue for AGA.  Our members use NWP 12 every day to facilitate their infrastructure projects. 

On July 30, 2012, AGA and a coalition of several energy associations filed a motion to intervene in support of the government and NWP 12.  The motion and supporting brief are available in the links below. 

 

The Sierra Club Complaint is available below:

Complaint of Sierra Club (June 29, 2012)

On August 1, 2012, Sierra Club opposed the Utility Intervenors Motion to Intervene, but the Court disagreed and granted our motion:

Sierra Club Opposition to AGA/Utility Intervenors Motion to Intervene (Aug. 1, 2012)
Court Order Granting Intervention by AGA and Utility Intervenors (Aug. 1, 2012)

 

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