The Firm

GreenSpring Legal, LLC primarily engages in public interest advocacy and litigation. We primarily represent private citizens, nonprofit groups, and civic advocacy associations on issues related to water quality, environmental health, land use, zoning, and open government. Beyond our core practice, we also handle general administrative and contract law matters. We pride ourselves on responsiveness, attention to detail, and flexibility in accommodating our clients’ needs.

We look forward to working with you to enforce the law and advance the public interest in a clean environment and a transparent government.

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D.C. Circuit Rules that FERC, In Some Circumstances, Must Consider Downstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions Resulting from Projects It Approves

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Sierra Club, et al. v. FERC, No. 16-1329. The case primarily concerned the analyses of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental justice in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) Sabal Trail Project National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. Writing for the majority, Judge Griffith announced an update to the Court’s black-letter NEPA jurisprudence:
“We conclude that at a minimum, FERC should have estimated the amount of power-plant carbon emissions that the pipelines will make possible.”

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