FERC News


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