FERC Chairman Richard Glick has been outspoken in calling for more thorough reviews of natural gas projects under the Commission’s jurisdiction, particularly when it comes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but that doesn’t mean he’s against pipelines.


The Democrat, promoted in January to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by the Biden administration, said during an event at CERAWeek by IHS Markit last week that his calls to reform how the agency reviews natural gas pipelines should not be conflated with antagonism toward those projects.

“What I’ve been concerned about is that I read quite frequently that people say ‘Commissioner Glick is against pipelines’ because I’ve dissented on those cases in which we didn’t look at the greenhouse gas...