President Donald Trump has chosen a longtime aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a state utility regulator to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Colette Honorable, who has served at FERC since late 2014, announced late Friday that she will leave the Commission when her term expires at the end of next month, a move that would leave the already quorumless panel with a single member — Acting Chairman Cheryl LaFleur.
Energy regulators’ review process for natural gas pipelines went under the microscope in federal court yesterday
Industry experts believe that increased use of gas for power generation and deference by regulators may result in a potential overbuild of pipeline infrastructure
Two natural gas pipeline companies will have to wait longer than they wanted for potential approval by the federal agency that authorizes and regulates pipeline projects.
It was a rare rebuke of a gas project by the federal government.
The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is suing the Federal Energy Regulator Commission, claiming the agency is biased to approve natural gas pipelines to protect its budget.
Two stark numbers illustrate the challenge the administration faces in ensuring pipeline safety while pressing ahead with new pipeline projects: 135 federal inspectors oversee 2.6 million miles of pipeline, which means each inspector is responsible for almost enough pipe to circle the Earth.
“Spectra neither cares for the public nor the workers. This is a fact. They do not care what happens as long as they flow gas.”
Source: Spectra Exposed
“Like every other company, Spectra gives a tremendous presentation about their commitment to safety, but their actions lack any kind of resolve. No one ever says, ‘Safety’s #2 here…’ At every turn when I made a safety suggestion, I was met with monumental resistance from the company on every level.”