Michael Pincus advises clients on all aspects of the siting and operation of interstate natural gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As an attorney at Van Ness Feldman, and previously at FERC, Michael has in-depth understanding with a wide range of issues under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), including pipeline certificate and abandonment proceedings and LNG terminal and export authorizations. Michael also has experience with natural gas storage facility authorizations, presidential permits, limited jurisdiction certificates, blanket certificates, market-based rate determinations, and rate and tariff issues.
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Van Ness Feldman’s Natural Gas & Oil Pipelines Practice Group is recognized by the National Law Review as a Go-To Thought Leader for the group’s analysis of environmental legislation and public policy including developments from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and it’s Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) and Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) , the Department of Transportation (DOT), OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) regulatory group and the Pipeline Association for Public Awareness. Van Ness Feldman’s involvement in two of the largest natural gas pipeline projects ever constructed in North America provides a unique insight related to regulatory matters and litigation impacting environmental interest holders, refiners, offshore exploration groups and production companies, offshore drilling companies, and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal developers. The following Van Ness Feldman attorney authors are the most frequent contributors on pipeline safety news: Marco Bracamonte, Jacob I. Cunningham, Michael Diamond, Bryn S. Karaus, Susan A. Olenchuk and Michael R. Pincus.