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Pressure Grows For Broader FERC Reviews Of Pipeline ‘Need,’ GHGs

February 14, 2020
Congressional Democrats and others are increasing pressure on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to conduct more rigorous reviews of the indirect greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas infrastructure, while also providing more scrutiny of the “need” for such projects under the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Comprehensive draft climate change legislation floated late last month by House Democrats would specifically require FERC to study all “direct, indirect and cumulative effects on climate change” when assessing whether a gas infrastructure project...

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