February 2021, Vol. 248, No. 2

Government

Pipelines Sail into Political Winds in Washington in 2021

By Stephen Barlas, Contributing Editor, Washington, D.C. With the ascension of President Joe Biden and environmentally friendly Democratic agency heads taking over U.S. regulatory and independent agencies, interstate gas pipelines face a host of newly emboldened, top-level appointees – many of them gas pipeline skeptics – who will make their political weight felt across federal permitting and safety requirements.  In that regard, the biggest impact is likely to be at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which is apt to give greater consideration to prospective emissions of greenhouse gases when considering applications for construction of new gas trans

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