UNOPPOSED MOTION OF THE INTERSTATE NATURAL GAS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS
The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (“INGAA”) respectfully moves under Local Civil Rule 7(o) for leave to file a brief as amicus curiae in support of defendants the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and the Commissioners of FERC in their official capacities.
INGAA is a trade association that advocates regulatory and legislative positions of importance to the interstate natural gas pipeline industry in North America. INGAA represents the vast majority of interstate natural gas transportation pipeline companies operating in the United States, as well as comparable companies in Canada. Its members transport much of the nation’s natural gas through a network of approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines and operate many interstate natural gas storage facilities. INGAA’s members are regulated by FERC under the Natural Gas Act. INGAA and its individual members have a substantial interest in pipeline development, continued investment in energy infrastructure, and ensuring predictable, consistent, rational, and fair law and policy affecting natural gas transportation. To advance those interests, INGAA regularly participates as an amicus in cases, such as this one, that could affect the proper regulation of the industry.