No. 73-3478.

503 F.2d 844 (1974)

STATE OF LOUISIANA, Louisiana Municipal Association and Parish of Cameron, et al., Petitioners, v. FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied December 13, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Arnold D. Berkeley, Washington, D. C., William J. Guste, Atty. Gen., Baton Rouge, La., for State of Louisiana, Louisiana Municipal Assn. and Parish of Cameron.

Richard M. Merriman, Peyton G. Bowman, III, Washington, D. C., Sherwood W. Wise, Richard B. Wilson, Jr., Wise, Carter, Child, Steen & Caraway, Jackson, Miss., for Mississippi Power and Light Co.

John T. Miller, Jr., Washington, D. C., Richard W. Duesenberg, Monsanto Co., St. Louis, Mo., for Monsanto Co.

John T. Miller, Jr., Washington, D. C., George W. Hugo, Texasgulf, Inc., Houston, Tex., for Texasgulf, Inc.

John T. Miller, Jr., Washington, D. C., Richard Sexton, Vice President & Gen. Counsel, SCM Corp., New York City, for Allied Paper Inc.

John F. Harrington, George J. Meiburger, Christopher T. Boland, Robert G. Hardy, Gallagher, Connor & Boland, Washington, D. C., Robert O. Koch, Steve H. Finch, Owensboro, Ky., for Texas Gas Transmission Corp.

J. Evans Attwell, William P. Pannill, Vinson, Elkins, Searls, Connally & Smith, and Jack D. Head, Texas Eastern Transmission Corp., Houston, Tex., Platt W. Davis, III, Washington, D. C., for Texas Eastern Transmission Corp.

Nelson Jones, Clayton L. Orn, Anderson, Brown, Orn, Pressler & Jones, Houston, Tex., for New Orleans Public Service, Inc.

Wm. Warfield Ross, Wald, Harkrader & Ross, Washington, D. C., Stanley Plettman, Orgain, Bell & Tucker, Beaumont, Tex., for Gulf States Utilities Co.

William B. Cassin, Vice President and General Atty., United Gas Pipe Line Co., Houston, Tex., W. DeVier Pierson, Peter J. Levin, Washington, D. C., for United Gas Pipe Line Co.

William A. Smith, Harry L. Albrecht, Birmingham, Ala., for Southern Natural Gas Co.

William W. Bedwell, John J. Mullally, Bedwell & Mullally, Washington, D. C., James H. Wuller, Secretary & General Atty., Mississippi River Transmission Corp., St. Louis, Mo., for Mississippi River Transmission Corp.

Norman A. Flaningam, Charles R. Brown, Washington, D. C., David E. Weatherwax, Philip L. Jones, Clarksburg, W. Va., James E. Wright, Jr., New Orleans, La., Henry P. Sullivan, Richard B. Gordon, Pittsburgh, Pa., for Consolidated Gas Supply Corp.

Edward J. Grenier, Jr., Richard P. Noland, Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, Washington, D. C., Ross L. Malone, William A. Vaughan, General Motors Corp., Detroit, Mich., George Mabry, Johns-Manville Corp., Denver, Colo., for General Motors Corp. and Johns-Manville Corp.

Sheldon A. Zabel, Raymond P. Buschmann, Schiff, Hardin & Waite, Chicago, Ill., for Illinois Power Co.

Joseph M. Wells, Paul E. Goldstein, Chicago, Ill., for Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America.

John S. Schmid, Glendening & Schmid, Washington, D. C., for Boston Gas Co.

Michael R. W. Green, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, New York City, for St. Regis Paper Co.

J. David Mann, Jr., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Washington, D. C., for Laclede Gas Co.

William A. Wood, Jr., William G. Riddoch, Thomas G. Johnson, Houston, Tex., for Shell Oil Co.

Bryce Rea, Jr., John R. Bagileo, Washington, D. C., for Willmut Gas and Oil Co.

Jerome Ackerman, James R. McCotter, Washington, D. C., for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., American Cyanamid Co., International Paper Co., Scott Paper Co., and Stauffer Chemical Co.

Robert J. Haggerty, Charles E. McGee, John T. Ketcham, McGee & Ketcham, Washington, D. C., for Algonquin Gas Transmission Co.

Albert J. Feigen, Washington, D. C., Paul G. Borron, Jr., Borron & Delahaye, Plaquemine, La., for American Sugar Cane League of the U. S. A., Inc.

J. Parker Connor, Mullin, Connor & Rhyne, Washington, D. C., for First Chemical Corp.

Richard A. Solomon, Wilner & Scheiner, Washington, D. C., Peter H. Schiff, Albany, N. Y., for Public Service Commission for the State of New York.

Michael J. Manning, Fulbright, Crooker & Jaworski, Washington, D. C., Jefferson D. Giller, Fulbright, Crooker & Jaworski, Houston, Tex., for United Gas, Inc.

Howard E. Wahrenbrock, Washington, D. C., John M. Kuykendall, Jr., Jackson, Miss., for Mississippi Valley Gas Co.

Howard E. Wahrenbrock, Washington, D. C., John M. Kuykendall, Overstreet & Kuykendall, Jackson, Miss., for Three City Gate Customers, Mobile Gas Service Corp., Mississippi Valley Gas Co., and Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas Dist.

Carroll L. Gilliam, Grove, Jaskiewicz & Gilliam, Washington, D. C., for Industrial Gas Users.

Jerome Ackerman, James R. McCotter, Washington, D. C., for International Paper Co.

Andrew P. Carter, New Orleans, La., for Louisiana Power & Light Co.

John W. Glendening, Jr., Washington, D. C., for Boston Gas Co.

Leo E. Forquer, Gen. Counsel, George W. McHenry, Jr., Acting Sol., Federal Power Commission, Washington, D. C., for Federal Power Commission.

John J. Hill, Atty. Gen., Larry F. York, First Asst. Atty. Gen., Austen H. Furse, J. Milton Richardson, Asst. Attys. Gen., Austin, Tex., for State of Texas, amicus curiae.

Evelle J. Younger, Atty. Gen., Robert H. O'Brien, Sr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Richard A. Haft, Deputy Atty. Gen., Jane Chatten, Los Angeles, Cal., for State of California, amicus curiae.

Before GEWIN, THORNBERRY and COLEMAN, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied December 13, 1974.

THORNBERRY, Circuit Judge:

I. Introduction

In this case we review Opinions 6471 and 647-A,2 in which the Federal Power Commission approved a final curtailment plan for United Gas Pipe Line Company (United).* In essence this appeal is a bitter economic struggle in which each party seeks to minimize the losses...


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