A.G. Underwood Urges Reforms To Federal Natural Gas Pipeline Approval Process
A.G. Underwood's office press release --------- Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to make urgently needed reforms to the current federal natural gas pipeline approval process. In comments filed with the Commission, the Attorney General argues that – contrary to the National Gas Act and National Environmental Policy Act – current FERC policy fails to protect the rights of landowners that may be subject to eminent domain, and deprives those seeking a court review of FERC decisions of their day in court before construction begins. Attorney General Underwood is also urging reforms to FERC’s decision-making related to proposed pipelines to ensure that the costs and benefits of pipeline to the public – rather than just to the pipeline developer – are given greater consideration. To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.