States Urge FERC To Reject Most Gas Pipelines Over Climate Concerns

June 4, 2021
A group of Democratic state attorneys general is urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reject the proposed construction of new interstate natural gas pipelines, with some exceptions, because they would be contrary to national and state-level emission reduction targets and climate policy goals. “The States urge the Commission to incorporate consideration of new national greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets into all future assessments of national emissions and adopt a general presumption that additional investment in gas pipeline infrastructure...

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