In a move likely to have implications for natural gas infrastructure projects moving forward, FERC is creating a senior position focused on environmental justice and equity issues.


Chairman Richard Glick, a Democrat who was handed the gavel by the Biden administration last month, announced the new agency role late last week.

While promising more details on the position at a future date, Glick called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to “more aggressively fulfill its responsibilities to ensure our decisions don’t unfairly impact historically marginalized communities.”

The person in this new position will work with experts across all FERC program offices to “integrate environmental justice and equity matters” into agency decisions, according to the...