FERC’s Phillips says pipeline policy can’t dodge climate effect

By Keith Goldberg (May 10, 2022, 9:18 p.m. EDT) – The new commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in an interview Tuesday that scientifically backed reviews of the impacts of climate change must remain an integral part of any review. agency pipeline approval policies.

Speaking exclusively to Law360 after a speech at the Energy Bar Association’s annual meeting and conference, Democratic Commissioner Willie Phillips said he outlined his views on FERC’s climate bonds in a Joint concurring statement he issued with Republican Commissioner Mark Christie in March on FERC’s approval of a trio of gas projects.

In this statement, the commissioners said they had assessed the project’s greenhouse gas emissions, as required by the…

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