07/26/2021 - Ari Peskoe

Senators clash over policy to increase FERC transmission siting authority

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The legislation would not give FERC “nearly as broad” authorities as it currently has with pipeline siting, said Ari Peskoe, director of the Electricity Law Initiative at the Harvard Law School’s Environmental and Energy Law Program, in an email. “FERC has exclusive authority to site all interstate natural gas pipelines … This bill would give FERC only backstop siting authority for electric transmission and only in regions designated by DOE,” he said.

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