The four sitting members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission fielded a barrage of questions this week about how the agency incorporates climate change considerations in their decision making. At the June 12 hearing before Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Committee Chairman Frank Paollone (D-NJ) stated: “To date, FERC’s efforts to account for greenhouse gas emissions in the pipeline review process leaves much to be desired.” Subcommittee Chair Bobby Rush (D-IL) added: “Consumers are demanding this type of change, and it is important that FERC works as a partner to make this happen, rather than as another obstacle standing in the way,”
For more about the hearing, click here. A livestream of the complete hearing can be viewed by clicking here.
In a separate hearing on June 13, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis of the U.S. House of Representative held a hearing on “Solving the Climate Crisis: Ramping Up Renewables.” For more on that hearing click here and for a livestream recording of the hearing, click here.