The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent government agency, officially organized as part of the Department of Energy. The purpose of the FERC is to protect the public and energy customers, ensuring that regulated energy companies are acting within the law.
FERC is responsible for the following regarding the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline proposed by Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline:
- Regulating the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity;
- Approving the construction of interstate natural gas pipelines, storage facilities, and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals.
Whose side is the FERC on?
Those impacted by the proposed NED pipeline or any other pipeline often wonder if the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is really protecting citizens. Pipeline companies may promise local benefit but often their pipelines primarily pass through communities. This means a project’s justification of “need” and “public good” may not be local or even domestic. Below is a multi-chapter reporting of some of those findings.
Fix FERC First
By Nick Miller
» Chapter 1: An Introduction
» Chapter 2: FERC’s Faulty Definition Of Need
» Chapter 3: FERC Allows The Public To Be Misled
» Chapter 4: FERC Is Short-Sighted
» Chapter 5: The “R” Is For Regulatory Not Rubberstamp
» Chapter 6: What Others Are Saying About FERC
» Chapter 7: Conclusion