31 Jul '16, 12pm

Following DeSmog’s Revelations on Spectra Pipeline, MA Senators Demand More Answers from FERC on Alleged Conf...

Following DeSmog’s Revelations on Spectra Pipeline, MA Senators Demand More Answers from FERC on Alleged Conf...

In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC ), Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey demand new answers about an alleged conflict of interest in the environmental review of a proposed Spectra Energy natural gas pipeline project. As DeSmog first reported , the Environmental Assessment (EA ) for Spectra’s Atlantic Bridge project was carried out on FERC ’s behalf by third-party contractor Natural Resource Group (NRG ), which at the time was working directly for Spectra on a related pipeline, PennEast. Following these revelations, Sens. Warren and Markey demanded explanations from FERC Commissioner Norman Bay, urging him to issue a new and objective review for the project. FERC Commissioner Norman Bay responded by detailing the procedure by which FERC chooses third-party contractors and vets candidates for conflicts. “It is my understanding th...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/07/31/following-desmog-s-r...

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