07 Dec '16, 10pm

"People’s Hearing" Demands Oversight of FERC for Allegedly Rubber-stamping Pipeline and Gas Projects https://t.co/MfiQTgx8Hr

"People’s Hearing" Demands Oversight of FERC for Allegedly Rubber-stamping Pipeline and Gas Projects https://t.co/MfiQTgx8Hr

Since 1977, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC ) has been quietly reviewing and authorizing liquid natural gas (LNG ) terminals, interstate natural gas pipelines, and non-federal hydropower projects. It’s been approving far too many projects with too little scrutiny, said participants at the so-called “People’s Hearing” in Washington, D.C. on December 2. At the day-long event, more than 100 people representing 65 communities from across the country gathered at the National Press Club to denounce what they call FERC ’s “rubber stamp” review and approval process that favors natural gas pipelines over the rights of homeowners and communities. Specifically, critics say FERC has been misusing the language of the Natural Gas Act of 1978 to undermine the rights and authority of states and to minimize communities’ input in the decision-making process for pipelines and ...

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/12/07/people-s-hearing-de...

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