AGA Statement After Supreme Court Decided Not to Review D.C. Circuit Decision to Vacate Spire STL Pipeline’s FERC Certificate

News Release April 18, 2022

Washington, DC - American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Karen Harbert released the following statement after the Supreme Court decided not to review the D.C. Circuit’s decision to vacate the Spire STL Pipeline’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Certificate:

“AGA is disappointed that the Supreme Court will not review the matter and the precedent the D.C. Circuit’s decision sets for delivering essential energy to American homes and businesses. The fact that the lower court did not fully consider the disruptive consequences of its action on families and businesses in this community that rely on natural gas for affordable and reliable energy for warm meals, hot showers and comfortable homes is very concerning.”

The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 76 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 73 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than thirty percent of the United States' energy needs.