Virginia Tech University and the Niskanen Center, a Washington, DC-based think tank that has been involved in pipeline issues, are partnering on a survey to gather information about pipeline-affected residents’ experiences with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The results of the survey will be used in a report submitted to FERC as part of the agency’s consideration of public input on its new Office of Public Participation.
- – The Highlands Voice – 9/1/20
The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA) is pleased to announce an exciting new program: The Conservation Hub. ABRA’s Conservation Hub program promotes responsible resource management by providing data-focused tools that enhance a project’s transparency, strengthen its accountability to regulatory agencies and facilitate public participation in its evaluation process.
- – Virginia Mercury – 5/11/20
- -Virginia Mercury – 5/5/20
- – The New York Times – 1/10/20
- – Virginia Mercury – 6/24/19
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation on May 15 to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Public Engagement at FERC Act, S. 1477, will assist residential and small commercial energy consumers in participating in FERC proceedings,
- – CBS19 News – 4/25/18
This week’s Virginia gubernatorial primaries generated national attention (see article below from The Hill and Politico). Among the issues that received prominent attention, particularly in the Democrat primary, was the issue of proposed natural gas pipelines.