Under the direction of new Chairman Richard Glick, FERC is revisiting an order issued last year designed to prevent natural gas pipelines from starting construction with rehearings pending, opening the door to potentially implement additional landowner protections.


However, in doing so the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is leaving pipeline developers in the lurch by not providing a timely response to substantive objections filed months ago over the changes, according to Commissioner James Danly.

Last week FERC issued an order “addressing arguments…and providing for additional briefing” on requests filed last year by the Interstate Natural Gas Association, Kinder Morgan Inc. and TC Energy Corp. to reconsider potential flaws in the agency’s Order No. 871. That order...