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FERC Members Disagree Over Regulating Gas Project Carbon Impacts

Nov. 19, 2021, 5:58 PM

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has legal authority to weigh “reasonably foreseeable” greenhouse gas emissions as it reviews proposed natural gas projects, commission chairman Richard Glick said Friday.

“I think what we’re doing here is creating greater certainty for industry,” said Glick, a Democrat, at the start of a daylong technical conference. He cited the “numerous” recent court decisions that have vacated or remanded the commission’s natural gas certificates.

But Glick’s Republican colleague, James Danly, called the move to broaden the scope of greenhouse gas reviews a “drastic departure” from 83 years of legal certainty for industry under the Natural ...

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