Former Official Blasts FERC’s Bid To Regulate Pipeline Projects’ GHGs

June 13, 2022
As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) weighs comments on its controversial draft policy for assessing greenhouse gas emissions when permitting natural gas projects, a former Trump-appointed commissioner is sharply criticizing the notion that the agency has authority and expertise to issue such a measure. The proposed policy, which is backed by environmental groups but has been criticized by the gas sector, would stray from the Natural Gas Act’s (NGA) definition of “public interest,” argued former FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee...

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