September 2014, Vol. 241, No. 9

Government

FERC Commissioner Concerned About Pipeline Adequacy In Face Of Utility Carbon Restrictions

There is at least one raised eyebrow at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) over the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, the subject of a proposed rule issued on June 2. The plan would force electric utilities to reduce carbon emissions to advance President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which seeks to lower air emissions of the six greenhouse gases, of which carbon dioxide is the major member. The plan foresees individual states devising separate, and perhaps different, plans for reducing carbon emissions from electric utilities. FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller, who appeared with the four other commissioners at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on July

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