» FERC climate reviews in limbo as Glick departsFERC enters 2023 with a new leader, a vacant seat and an agenda topped by transmission and grid reliability
By Ethan Howland, Utility Dive
January 24, 2023

» FERC climate reviews in limbo as Glick departs
By Miranda Willson, E&E News
December 15, 2022

» Sidestepping a New Climate Commitment, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Greenlights a Mammoth LNG Project in Louisiana
The agency contends that it lacks the means to assess the climate impact of the project’s greenhouse gas emissions—and that its decisions must hinge on “the public interest.”
By James Bruggers, Inside Climate News
December 2, 2022

» Manchin Spat With FERC Chair Splits Energy Industry Groups
By Daniel Moore, Bloomberg Law
November 28, 2022

» Senate panel eyes Nov. hearing for FERC chair renomination
By Jeremy Dillon, E&E News
October 27, 2022

» N.J. pipeline project could shake up FERC gas reviews
By Niina H. Farah and Miranda Willson, E&E News
August 17, 2022

» Could Supreme Court ruling thwart FERC’s clean energy plans?
By Miranda Willson, E&E News
July 6, 2022

» FERC’s EJ counsel says agency can bolster gas oversight
By Miranda Willson, E&E News
June 2, 2022

» Chairman Glick Concurrence Regarding ISO New England Inc. Tariff Revisions
By FERC News
May 27, 2022

» FERC enforcement ramp-up spurs pipeline wars
By Miranda Willson andMike Soraghan, E&E News
May 25, 2022

» FERC’s Glick says he’s ‘bullish’ on energy storage, aims to prioritize regulations for hybrid projects
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
May 18, 2022

» FERC must stand strong against industry pressure to weaken climate and environmental justice policies
By Moneen Nasmith, Utility Dive | Opinion
April 20, 2022

» FERC retreats on gas policies as chair pursues clarity
By Miranda Willson, E&E News
March 25, 2022

» FERC failed to adequately review a gas pipeline project’s effect on carbon emissions: appeals court
By Ethan Howland, Utility Dive
March 14, 2022

» Federal regulators to reconsider controversial Springfield compressor station
By Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
March 11, 2022

» 14 states urge FERC to tighten accounting rules to prevent utilities from recouping lobbying expenses
By Ethan Howland, Utility Dive
February 23, 2022

» How FERC, courts may change pipeline industry in 2022
By Niina H. Farah, Miranda Willson, and Carlos Anchondo, E&E News
January 20, 2022

» FERC Chair Glick calls for tougher reviews of natural gas projects as commission staff reject EPA advice
By Ethan Howland, Utility Dive
September 30, 2021

» Biden taps DC regulator Phillips to fill FERC’s 5th seat; ‘a gift to corporate utilities,’ says critic
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
September 10, 2021

» Biden taps D.C. utility regulator Phillips for FERC
If confirmed by the Senate, Willie Phillips would give Democrats a 3-2 majority on FERC.
September 9, 2021

» FERC Nominee Fails the Climate Test
White House nominee Phillips has deep ties to fossil fuel and utility industries
By Food and Water Watch
September 9, 2021

» President Biden Intends to Nominate Willie L. Phillips, Jr. as a Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
By The White House, Press Release
September 9, 2021

» FERC requests more evidence of reliability impacts as Spire STL pipeline seeks temporary approval
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
August 10, 2021

» DC Circuit orders FERC to analyze climate, environmental justice more thoroughly
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
August 4, 2021

» Energy Transfer’s Gulf Run Pipeline to Export Fracked Gas from Louisiana set to Begin Construction
But FERC’s business-as-usual approach to fossil fuel projects during the climate crisis looks increasingly shaky, casting new doubt on the industry’s prospects.
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
July 1, 2021

» FERC Establishes Office of Public Participation
Press release, FERC
June 24, 2021
» Office of Public Participation (OPP) website
» FERC report on OPP

» ‘Seismic shift’ at FERC could kill natural gas pipelines
By Arianna Skibell, E&E News
April 13, 2021

» Glick, Danly spar over gas pipeline reviews as FERC considers project’s climate impacts for first time
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
March 19, 2021

» FERC Revisits Review of Policy Statement on Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Proposals
By FERC, News Release
February 18, 2021

» FERC Establishes Paper Briefing to Examine Weymouth Compressor Station Concerns
By FERC, News Release
February 18, 2021

» How a pipeline-loving agency could be the key to Biden’s climate plan
By Zoya Teirstein, Grist
February 18, 2021

» New FERC Chair’s Focus: Environmental Justice and Climate Change Impacts
Glick’s priorities include fair treatment of new technologies and state policies, as well as transmission and interconnection reforms.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
February 15, 2021

» Environmental Groups Sue Federal Regulators Over Western Mass. Pipeline Plan
By Miriam Wasser, WBUR
February 12, 2021

» Climate on D.C. docket: BEAT lawsuit on emissions opens Friday
By Danny Jin, The Berkshire Eagle
February 11, 2021

» FERC Chairman Acts to Ensure Prominent FERC Role for Environmental Justice
February 11, 2021

» Glick named FERC chair, promises ‘significant progress’ on energy transition
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
January 21, 2021

» Federal Energy Regulatory Commission needs a reboot
By Ashish Solanki, Utility Dive / Opinion
January 8, 2021

» Christie Sworn in as Newest FERC Commissioner
FERC press release
January 4, 2021

» FERC Dissents Reveal Continued Political Tension on Clean Energy Policy
FERC’s sole Democrat blasts New England market and PURPA decisions, warns of legal challenges.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
November 20, 2020

» Glick vows to prioritize transmission, reassess capacity markets if named FERC Chair
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
November 18, 2020

» Trump Replaces FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee with Commissioner James Danly
Surprise switch at federal agency that’s passed market regulations opposed by states pursuing clean energy policies.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
November 6, 2020

» ‘Totally worth it’: Chatterjee speculates DER order, carbon pricing are behind Trump ousting him
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
November 6, 2020

» Trump Appoints Staunch Conservative as New FERC Chair
By Climate Nexus, in EcoWatch
November 6, 2020

» ‘Game-Changer’ FERC Order Opens Up Wholesale Grid Markets to Distributed Energy Resources
A huge opportunity for solar, batteries, EVs and other DERs — and a huge challenge to integrate utility grid operations with bulk energy markets.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
September 17, 2020

» Big changes may be ahead for natural gas pipelines, if FERC does its job
By Jessica Bell, Clean Energy Attorney in the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law, Utility Dive – Opinion
September 16, 2020

» FERC rejection of NYISO renewables plan could prompt state-managed capacity market, advocates say
The commission’s lone Democrat dissented, saying FERC has “perverted” the New York ISO’s buyer-side market power mitigation rules to slow the state’s clean energy transition.
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
September 10, 2020

» FERC Order May Undermine Renewables, Energy Storage in New York’s Capacity Markets
Another setback for clean energy resources heightens tension in states considering alternatives to federally regulated markets.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
September 9, 2020

» FERC details carbon pricing conference as groups blast renewables, consumer and women exclusions
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
September 9, 2020

» FERC faces environmental justice reckoning
By Arianna Skibell and Niina H. Farah, E&E News reporters
July 31, 2020

» Trump makes two FERC nominations, potentially rebalancing commission
By Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill
July 27, 2020

» DC Circuit pipeline ruling could prompt dramatic shift in FERC power sector actions, attorneys say
The ruling could have major consequences for stakeholders requesting a rehearing from the commission in the gas and electricity sectors.
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
July 8, 2020

» NERA counters broad opposition to FERC net metering petition, reveals utility-linked member
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
July 2, 2020

» DC Circuit: FERC can’t indefinitely delay action on gas pipeline challenges
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
Updated July 1, 2020

» FERC prohibits pipeline construction, allows land seizures as court weighs ‘legal purgatory’ of rehearing delays
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
June 11, 2020

» 24 Congressional Democrats urge FERC to reject net metering overhaul
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
May 28, 2020

» The U.S. Government Has Been Rubber-Stamping New Oil and Gas Projects—This Lawsuit Hopes to Change That
By Amy Westervelt, Drilled News podcast
May 8, 2020

» DC Circuit grills FERC on use of tolling orders on Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, other natural gas projects
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
April 28, 2020

» Chatterjee defends how FERC treats protesting landowners
By Mike Soraghan, E&E News
April 28, 2020

» Groups launch new legal attack on FERC climate policy
By Niina H. Farah, E&E News
April 22, 2020

» Broad array of groups sue FERC over PJM MOPR decision as Chatterjee rejects cost, renewable concerns
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
April 22, 2020

» Bad news about FERC & Jordan Cove
By Drew Hudson, 198 Methods
March 20, 2020

» Senate Confirms Third Republican to FERC, Breaking With Precedent
James Danly’s confirmation breaks bipartisan norms at the federal energy regulator that’s already under fire for aiding fossil fuels in key decisions.
By Jeff St. John, Green Tech Media
March 12, 2020

» FERC deals blow to New York renewable, storage projects, adding hurdles to NYISO capacity market
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
February 21, 2020

» FERC sides with PennEast in opposing court decision that pipeline builder can’t use eminent domain to take public land
Tom Johnson, NPR State Impact, NJ Spotlight
January 31, 2020

» Trump bucks bipartisan tradition with plan to nominate Republican FERC commissioner
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
October 2, 2019

» Trump Administration Nominates Republican to FERC, Leaves Democrat Opening Unfilled
Adding a lawyer with scant energy industry experience could leave an unprecedented 3-1 Republican majority at FERC, threatening its independence, critics fear.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
October 1, 2019

» Court agrees with Oberlin, orders agency to explain pipeline decision
By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press
September 11, 2019

» FERC commissioner LaFleur to leave late August, restoring Republican majority
By Maya Weber, S&P Global
June 20, 2019

» The Supreme Court Should End Pipeline Companies “Build First, Pay Later” Use Of Eminent Domain
By Andrew Wimer, Institute For Justice (Contributor Group), Forbes Magazine
May 13, 2019

» Energy Regulators May Reconsider Rules Critics Say Fueled America’s Oil and Gas Pipeline Glut
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
May 13, 2019

» FERC approves controversial Williams fracked gas pipeline, putting fate of project in hands of NY Governor Cuomo and NJ Governor Murphy
By Lee Ziesche, Sane Energy
May 3, 2019

» FERC neglects minority communities in pipeline reviews, groups say
By Brianna Jackson, S&P Global
April 16, 2019

» FERC Revisiting its Policy for ROE Determinations and Seeking Comments
The National Law Review
March 22, 2019

» Ex-DOE attorney, utility exec seen as front runner for seat
By Rod Kuckro, E&E News
March 4, 2019

» Commissioners can’t reach consensus on gas projects
By Rod Kuckro, E&E News reporter
December 21, 2018

» FERC approves cost recovery for Exelon’s Mystic gas plant
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
December 21, 2018

» Protests greet McNamee at first meeting
Jeremy Dillon, E&E News
December 20, 2018

» Quoting ‘The Lorax,’ Court Pulls Permit For Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail
By Laurel Wamsley, NPR
December 14, 2018

» Senate Democrats press McNamee recusal on generation issues at FERC
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
December 13, 2018

» Glick predicts return to resilience debate as McNamee prepares to take FERC seat
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
December 11, 2018

» Senate confirms McNamee to FERC as coal recusal calls mount
By Gavin Bade @GavinBade
December 6 2018

» Grid operators file plans with FERC on integrating storage into wholesale markets
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
December 4, 2018

» FERC vacancy allows Democrats to win rare battle over ISO-NE market rules
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
December 4, 2018

» Senate committee to push ahead with McNamee vote despite Democrat objections
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
November 26, 2018

» FERC rejects generator proposal for CAISO capacity market
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
November 21, 2018

» FERC nominee McNamee slams renewables, green groups in Feb. video
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
Nov. 20, 2018
*Link to video in question

» Senate, Don’t Approve Trump’s Climate-Denying Appointee to Manage Our Energy Future
Karen Feridun, DailyKos.com
November 10, 2018

» Chatterjee blasts Clean Power Plan, praises EPA replacement in filed comments
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
November 5, 2018

» Chatterjee, changed: FERC watchers see a more focused, less political chairman
Industry sources applaud Chatterjee’s newfound independence, but also preach caution about the once and current chairman.
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
October 29, 2018

» Trump names Chatterjee FERC chair
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
October. 25, 2018

» Trump switches out energy commission chairman
By Timothy Cama, The Hill
October 24, 2018

» FERC’s LaFleur Sheds Light on Recent Natural Gas Pipeline Dissents
Jeremiah Shelor, Natural Gas Intelligence
October 16, 2018

» Climate analysis for pipelines to LNG projects a ‘divisive issue’ for FERC: adviser
By Corey Paul, S&P Global
September 27, 2018

» Dems question FERC over chief of staff role in coal, nuke bailout
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
August 23, 2018

» ‘Increasing Complexity’ to Natural Gas Industry’s Role in Climate Issue, Says FERC’s LaFleur
By Jeremiah Shelor, NGI
October 17, 2018

» Glick ‘at a loss’ over FERC role in Trump coal and nuclear bailout
The Democrat commissioner said he has no knowledge of FERC’s efforts to assist the Trump administration in supporting money-losing coal and nuclear plants.
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
August 16, 2018

» FERC halts Atlantic Coast, clears 3 other pipeline projects in busy Friday
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
August 13, 2018

» As Powelson steps down, greens call for FERC seat to stay vacant
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
August 10, 2018

» New FERC filing claims Atlantic Coast Pipeline unnecessary, duplicative
By JoAnn Snoderly, WVNews
August 9, 2018

» Report: Trump to nominate DOE policy head McNamee to FERC
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
August 8, 2018

» Split FERC approves Spire pipeline, brushing aside self-dealing concerns
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
August 6, 2018

» EPA tells energy regulators that previous offer of climate tools wasn’t Trump-approved
Political appointee walks back colleague’s comments on measuring climate impact.
Mark Hand, ThinkProgress
July 27, 2018   

» Appeals court tosses challenge to FERC eminent domain use
By Gavin Bade, UtilityDive
July 27, 2018

» 7 States Urge Pipeline Regulators to Pay Attention to Climate Change
FERC is considering revising how it approves natural gas pipeline projects. These states want it to focus more on costs to the environment and consumers.
By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News
July 26, 2018

» DOE’s Walker, Little under consideration for FERC seat, industry sources say
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
July 20, 2018

» Pipeline Builders Abuse Eminent Domain
How FERC denies landowners the right to meaningful appeal.
By Robert McNamara and David Bookbinder, Wall Street Journal
July 19, 2018

» Former FERC chair questions need for more New England lines
By Kallanish Energy Daily News & Analysis
July 17, 2018

» How FERC’s ‘unprecedented’ PJM order could unravel capacity markets
The landmark order echoes longstanding arguments from the coal and gas sector, but observers say it could end up a boon for renewables and nuclear.
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
July 3, 2018

» FERC Commissioner to Become Head of Water Privatization & Fracking Wastewater Lobby
By Derek Seidman, Littlesis.org
July 2, 2018

» Powelson upends FERC with his departure
By Rod Kuckro and Sam Mintz, E&E News reporters, Energywire
Friday, June 29, 2018

» Powelson to leave FERC deadlocked on gas pipelines, grappling with resilience
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
June 29, 2018

» Republican FERC commissioner Robert Powelson to resign amid fight over coal bailout
By Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner
June 28, 2018
The following article is relevant to Powelson’s resignation from FERC, as it says a lot about the link between the push for water privatization and fracking:
» Private Water and Fracking, a Dubious Duo
By Hugh MacMillan, Food and Water Watch
September 23, 2015

» EPA wades into FERC pipeline debate, offering GHG assessment tools
By Iulia Gheorghiu , Utility Dive
June 26, 2018

» Pipeline Regulator Feels the Heat on Climate Change
Courts, advocates push federal commission to consider broad environmental impact of natural gas infrastructure
By Ethan Howland, Roll Call
June 26, 2018

» Blockade by Pipeline Opponents Disrupts Work Day at FERC
By Anne Meador, DC Media Group
June 25, 2018

» FERC rejects Mountain Valley challenges, dividing again over climate, pipeline need
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
June 18, 2018

» LaFleur defies FERC majority, will consider broad climate impacts of pipelines
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
June 14, 2018

» FERC splits again on affiliates, climate in Florida pipeline approval
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
June 5, 2018

» Public Comments on Pipeline Plans May Be Slipping Through Cracks at FERC, Audit Says  An inspector general’s report also raises concerns about transparency and public access to information at FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News
May 31, 2018

» DOE IG report faults FERC pipeline reviews for lack of transparency
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
May 31, 2018

» In Renewed Push, Federal Power Regulators May Act on PURP
Revised policies to 1978 law could impact small renewable generating facilities
By Jacqueline Toth, Morningconsult.com
May 24, 2018

» Federal regulators vote to limit practice of measuring climate impact of pipelines: Democrats on the panel disagree with the decision to diminish greenhouse gas reviews.
By Mark Hand, Think Progress
May 19, 2018

» Message to FERC: Think Beyond Bulk Power to Achieve Grid Resilience
By Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge
May 18, 2018

» Court flags concerns about judicial review of FERC permits
By Ellen M. Gilmer, E&E News
May 14, 2018

» 4 Things To Watch As FERC Sets Sights On Pipeline Policies
By Keith Goldberg, Law360
May 14, 2018

» Notice of Inquiry for Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Facilities
(Docket No. PL18–1–000)
Federal Register Volume 83, Issue 80 (April 25, 2018)
*This announcement kicks off a 60-day comment period.
See PLAN-NE’s page
  for more info on how to participate.

» FERC, called a ‘rubber stamp’ by critics, begins policy review for approval of natural gas pipelines
By Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight (StateImpact / NPR)
April 23, 2018

» FERC issues NOI seeking comments on gas pipeline evaluations
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
April 20, 2018

» U.S. to Review Gas Pipeline Policy for First Time Since 1999
By Stephen Cunningham, Bloomberg
April 19, 2018

» FERC du Soleil
By Kelsey Tamborrino, Politico
April 19, 2018

» Is FERC bent on approving pipelines? Judges weigh claim
By Ellen M. Gilmer, E&E News reporter
March 23, 2018

» FERC pipeline review stokes divide between environmental groups
By John Siciliano, Washington Examiner
December 26, 2017

» Gas rush: FERC’s pipeline approvals underline persisting controversy over permitting
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
November 28, 2017

» Pipeline protesters return to FERC energized by recent wins, Trump backlash
By  Sean Sullivan, S&P Global Blog
September 20, 2017

» Legislation introduced to make FERC pipeline process more transparent
By News Staff, CBS19, Charlottesville, VA
June 7, 2017

» Trump’s Failure to Fill Key Government Posts is Stalling Key Pipeline Projects
By Jim Geraghty, National Review
April 5, 2017

» Exposed: Husband of FERC Official Responsible for Reviewing New Spectra Energy Pipelines Consults On Related Spectra Project
By Itai Vardi, DeSmog Blog
November 1, 2016

» FERC Chairman Used Not-Yet-Published Guidelines to Deny Wrongdoing in Hiring of Contractor for Spectra Pipeline
By Itai Vardi, DeSmogBlog
October 19, 2016

» Federal court rules FERC doesn’t have to review upstream impacts of LNG
By Susan Phillips, State Impact
July 1, 2016

» Former FERC Official Hired By Company With $1.8 Million Stake In Spectra Energy Pipeline Project He Had Reviewed
By Itai Vardi, DeSmog
June 6, 2016