Previewing Suit, GOP AGs Say FERC Lacks Gas Act Power To Curb GHGs

January 11, 2022
GOP attorneys general (AGs) from 19 states are charging that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) lacks authority to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the natural gas projects it regulates, previewing a likely major legal battle if the panel moves forward with more aggressive climate requirements for the infrastructure. “FERC does not stand for the Federal Energy and Environment Regulatory Commission,” the AGs argue in Jan. 7 comments to FERC. “Indeed, the only environmental concerns that are expressly granted to...

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