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Sierra Club, et al. v. FERC  

D.C. Cir. No. 20-1512, et al. Orders granting requests for extension of time to complete pipeline construction, and partially lifting stop work order and allowing certain construction to proceed.  Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, 173 FERC ¶ 61,026 and 61,027 (2020), orders on reh’g, 173 FERC ¶ 61,222 (2020), and 173 FERC ¶ 61,252 (2020). 
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Peregrine Oil & Gas II, LLC v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 21-1106 Order affirming ALJ Initial Decision, that Texas Eastern did not violate the Natural Gas Act, its tariff or Commission regulations, and acted reasonably in repairing outages in 2014 and 2016 on Texas Eastern’s offshore pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico.  Peregrine Oil & Gas II, LLC v. Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, 173 FERC ¶ 61,246 (Dec. 17, 2020), reh’g denied by operation of law, 174 FERC ¶ 62,114 (Feb. 19, 2021).
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American Clean Power Association v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 20-1499 Order accepting new Facility Service Agreement, governing interconnection funding in MISO. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., 171 FERC ¶ 61,075 (2020), order on reh’g, 173 FERC ¶ 61,037 (2020).
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Vistra Corporation, et al. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. Nos. 21-1214, et al. Answer Of Respondent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission In Opposition To Motion To Expedite Consideration
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California State Water Resources Control Board, et al. v. FERC

9th Cir. No. 20-72432, et al. Waiver of state authority under section 401(a)(1) of the Clean Water Act to issue water quality certification regarding the relicensing of various hydroelectric projects.  Nevada Irrigation District, 171 FERC ¶ 61,029 (2020), order on reh’g, 172 FERC ¶ 61,082 (2020); Yuba County Water Agency, 171 FERC ¶ 61,139 (2020), order on reh’g, 172 FERC ¶ 61,080 (2020); Merced Irrigation District, 171 FERC ¶ 61,240 (2020), reh’g denied by operation of law, 172 FERC ¶ 62,098 (2020).  
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Gulfport Energy Corporation v. FERC

5th Cir. No. 21–60017, et al.
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Solar Energy Industries Ass’n v. FERC 

No. 20-72788, et al.  Order revising PURPA regulations concerning utility purchase obligations, avoided cost calculations, and QF eligibility.  Qualifying Facility Rates and Requirements; Implementation Issues Under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, Order No. 872, 172 FERC ¶ 61,041 (2020), order on reh’g, Order No. 872-A, 173 FERC ¶ 61,158 (2020), 85 Fed. Reg. 86,656 (2020).
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Consolidated Edison Company of New York, et al. v. FERC

No. 15-1183, et al. Consolidated appeals of 10 Commission orders addressing initial and revised cost responsibility for specific transmission projects approved through PJM’s Regional Transmission Expansion Plan, determined using PJM’s solution-based distribution factor method.  Linden VFT, LLC v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 155 FERC ¶ 61,089 (2016), reh’g denied, 170 FERC ¶ 61,122 (2020), and related orders.
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Coalition of MISO Customers v. FERC   

D.C. Cir. No. 20-1421 Order denying complaint, alleging that MISO’s current location-based cost allocation method in the MISO tariff for Baseline Reliability Projects (BRPs) is not just and reasonable because it does not identify the beneficiaries of each BRP in a manner that is roughly commensurate with the BRP benefits received.  Coalition of MISO Transmission Customers v. Midcontinent Indep. Sys. Operator, Inc., 172 FERC ¶ 61,099 (2020), reh’g denied by operation of law, 172 FERC ¶ 62,179 (2020).  
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Louisiana Public Service Commission v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 20-1024 Response to LPSC petition for rehearing (panel and en banc) of D.C. Circuit 8/20/21 affirmance of FERC orders on implementation of Entergy bandwidth formula and applicability of 2009 tariff amendment. Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n, v. Entergy Services, Inc., 167 FERC ¶ 61,186 (2019), reh’g denied, 169 FERC ¶ 61,247 (2019).  
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Bohon, et al. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 20-5203 [Supplemental Brief] Appeal of federal district court (D.D.C. Judge Boasberg) dismissal, for lack of jurisdiction, of challenge by landowners to exercise of eminent domain authority by Mountain Valley Pipeline, alleging improper delegation of eminent domain authority from Congress to FERC under Natural Gas Act and improper sub-delegation from FERC to private entities.
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American Clean Power Ass’n v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 20-1499 Order accepting new Facility Service Agreement, governing interconnection funding in MISO. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., 171 FERC ¶ 61,075 (2020), order on reh’g, 173 FERC ¶ 61,037 (2020).
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United Power Inc. v. FERC 

No. 20-1256, et al. Order on Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s petition for declaratory order, seeking guidance from the Commission to provide certainty regarding Tri-State’s jurisdictional status and the Commission’s exclusive regulatory jurisdiction over Tri-State, and as to whether state regulatory proceedings are preempted. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Ass’n, Inc., 170 FERC ¶ 61,224 (2020), and 172 FERC ¶ 61,173 (2020), order on reh’g, 173 FERC ¶ 61,097 (2020).
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LSP Transmission Holdings, et al. v. FERC

No. 20-1465, et al. Order Denying Complaint.  LSP Transmission Holdings II, LLC, et al. v. Midcontinent Indep. Sys. Operating, Inc., 172 FERC ¶ 61,098 (2020), order on reh’g, 173 FERC ¶ 61,202 (2020); Order on cost allocation for Market Efficiency Projects and selection process for Immediate Need Reliability Projects.  Midcontinent Indep. Sys. Operating, Inc., 172 FERC ¶ 61,095 (2020), order on reh’g, 173 FERC ¶ 61,203 (2020).
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American Municipal Power, Inc. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 20-1249, et al. Order accepting planning procedures of PJM Transmission Owners, to apply to a limited subset of Supplemental Projects designed to mitigate the risk associated with critical transmission stations and substations identified pursuant to NERC reliability standard CIP-014-2 — Physical Security. Appalachian Power Co. and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., Order Accepting Tariff Revisions, 170 FERC ¶ 61,196 (2020), order on reh’g, 173 FERC ¶ 61,157 (2020).
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Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 20-1315, et al. Consideration of tax gain portion of the accumulated deferred income tax associated with the sale and leaseback of 9.3% of Entergy Louisiana, LLC’s ownership interest in the Waterford 3 nuclear plant recorded in the fifth (2010 test year), sixth (2011 test year), and seventh (2012 test year) bandwidth calculations. Louisiana Public Service Comm’n v. Entergy Corp., Opinion No. 560, 162 FERC ¶ 61,234 (2018), order on reh’g, 171 FERC ¶ 61,044 (2020), order on reh’g, 173 FERC ¶ 61,152 (2020).
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Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. FERC

D.C. Cir. Nos. 20-1104 and 20-1356 [Supplemental Brief] Order denying complaint and on initial decision, concerning alleged off-system sales that Entergy Arkansas made (1) in 2000, from its share of Grand Gulf, and (2) from 2000 to 2005, as Opportunity Sales that were later converted to Joint Account Sales.  Louisiana Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. Entergy Corp., 169 FERC ¶ 61,113 (2019), order on reh’g, 172 FERC ¶ 61,056 (2020); Louisiana Public Serv. Comm’n v. Entergy Corp., 165 FERC ¶ 61,022 (2018), reh’g denied, 169 FERC ¶ 61,179 (2019).
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Resale Power Group of Iowa v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 16-1088 Orders granting 50 basis point adder to base return on equity to independent transmission company.  Midcontinent Indep. System Operator, Inc., 150 FERC ¶ 61,252 (2015), order on reh’g & compl., 154 FERC ¶ 61,004 (2016).  
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Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency, et al. v. FERC

D.C. Cir. Nos. 19-1236, et al.  Order removing a market power mitigation measure imposed to resolve horizontal market power concerns originating from 1998 utility merger and 2006 withdrawal from Midcontinent ISO.  Louisville Gas and Elec. Co. and Kentucky Utils.
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City of Oberlin, Ohio v. FERC

D.C. Cir. No. 20-1492 Order on remand, from decision in City of Oberlin v. FERC, 937 F.3d 599 (D.C. Cir. 2019), concerning need for pipeline project. NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, et al., 172 FERC ¶ 61,199 (2020), and notice of denial of reh’g by operation of law, 174 FERC ¶ 62,068 (2021).