Lafleur

With Clock Winding Down on Term, LaFleur Mourns Passing of Non-Partisan FERC

While there have been moments of partisan division since she first came to the ostensibly independent FERC in 2010, real party-line rifts weren’t exposed until last year, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur said Wednesday.

May 10, 2019

Natural Gas Council Urges Trump to Fill Vacancies at FERC

With one seat on FERC’s nominally five-member panel empty for more than three months and another due to be vacated this summer, natural gas and oil organizations are anxious for the White House to nominate new commissioners.

April 16, 2019

LNG Analysis ‘Breakthrough’ at FERC Not a Breakthrough After All, Says Glick

An agreement touted by Chairman Neil Chatterjee last month as a “significant” breakthrough in FERC’s evaluation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal applications may not live up to the hype, according to at least one Commissioner.

March 21, 2019

‘Increasing Complexity’ to Natural Gas Industry’s Role in Climate Issue, Says FERC’s LaFleur

The natural gas industry needs to proactively address the fuel’s “complicated relationship” with climate change, FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur told a group of executives and other stakeholders Monday during a speech in Washington, DC.

October 17, 2018

FERC’s LaFleur Sheds Light on Recent Natural Gas Pipeline Dissents

The natural gas industry needs to proactively address the fuel’s “complicated relationship” with climate change, FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur told a group of executives and other stakeholders Monday during a speech in Washington, DC.

October 16, 2018

FERC Nominee’s Path to Confirmation Could Be Circuitous

President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Republican Bernard McNamee to fill the vacant fifth seat at FERC, but how the confirmation process will unfold for the current executive director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Policy is unclear.

October 4, 2018
FERC Approves Midwest Spire Pipeline in Another Split Decision

FERC Approves Midwest Spire Pipeline in Another Split Decision

In a split decision Friday, FERC issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Spire STL Pipeline LLC (Spire) for its proposed 65-mile, 400,000 Dth/d natural gas transmission project to tap supplies from the Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) for delivery into the St. Louis metropolitan area.

August 7, 2018

LaFleur, Glick Shed Light on Recent Dissents in Natural Gas Pipeline Approval Cases

Commissioners Cheryl LaFleur and Richard Glick, the two Democratic members of the five-member FERC, dissented to natural gas pipeline certificates on their agenda Thursday, as they have several times in recent weeks, and shed some light on their reasoning in those cases.

July 19, 2018

Environmental Group Appeals FERC’s New Market Project Decision for Ignoring NEPA Obligations

Arguing that FERC “arbitrarily and capriciously” ignored its obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in deciding the fate of Dominion Transmission Inc.’s New Market project earlier this year, the environmental group Otsego 2000 has challenged the order in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC) Circuit.

July 18, 2018

LaFleur, Glick Dissents on MVP Rehearing Show FERC Divided on Pipeline Reviews

FERC in an order Friday upheld its decision on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), striking down rehearing requests from numerous environmental groups opposed to the 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d greenfield Appalachia-to-Southeast natural gas project.

June 15, 2018
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