The Forest Service returned with draft supplemental environmental impact statements in 2008 and 2010, each generating over 10,000 public comments, before issuing its FSEIS, in which it reduced grazing to mitigate the risk of domestic sheep spreading disease throughout the bighorn sheep population.
Next, Idaho Wool Growers alleged that the Forest Service erred by not supplementing the FSEIS with the results of new research from the 2010 "Lawrence Study," which examined disease transmission between domestic and bighorn sheep.
The EPA also argued that the FSEIS concluded construction of Keystone XL could change the economics of oil sands development and result in increased production and GHGs if oil prices remain low.
The FSEIS concluded that the oil sands would be developed regardless of whether the pipeline was built.
The Department of State's FSEIS
concluded denial of Keystone XL would not impact the amount of oil produced or refined in North America and they are right.
The 1999 FSEIS also met resistance from the states of Washington and Oregon.
NWEA filed amended complaints arguing that 1) the Corps' 2003 FSEIS and 1998 Dredged Material Management Plan did not sufficiently assess project impacts as mandated by NEPA 2) the Corps was required to prepare a SEIS under NEPA and 3) NOAA Fisheries' revised BiOp failed to comply with applicable law.
approval in the FSEIS, PacifiCorp faced the task of obtaining the
The removal alternative FERC endorsed in the 2002 FSEIS will
Both will provide TransCanada's reaction to the release of the FSEIS
and respond to media questions regarding this very important report.
Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS
) for the Clarification of Language