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FERC Urged by Attorneys General to Halt Pipe Approvals in Crisis

May 7, 2020, 6:39 PM

Group of 11 attorneys general call on energy regulator to impose immediate moratorium on approving fossil-fuel projects until coronavirus crisis is over.

  • “Due process requires that FERC hit the pause button in pipeline proceedings until stakeholders are able to organize and raise their concerns without facing the obstacles posed by the pandemic:” Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh
  • Group argues in letter that pandemic imposes “unique burden” on public’s ability to participate in FERC’s decision-making process
  • Signed by attorneys general of Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, and District of Columbia

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