In the Press
December 3, 2021

DC Circ. Probes Interference Risks Of SpaceX’s Starlink (Law360)


The D.C. Circuit probed Friday whether the Federal Communications Commission responsibly approved changes to SpaceX's Starlink broadband satellite constellation, with a three-judge panel homing in on whether the agency rightly concluded that an environmental review was unnecessary and whether it correctly relied on a forthcoming international compliance certification. Goodwin Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution partner William Jay, who argued on behalf of Viasat and the Balance Group, stated that SpaceX's massive constellation will absolutely have effects on what is indisputably the human environment, including side effects like light pollution that he argued fall squarely within NEPA. Read the Law360 article here.