March 2022, Vol. 249, No. 3


Pipelines Push Back Against New Reliability Regulatory Agency

By Stephen Barlas, Contributing Editor, Washington, D.C. A House Democratic subcommittee chairman is teeing up legislation to create a new regulatory agency that would ostensibly safeguard interstate pipeline reliability. The House subcommittee on energy held a hearing on Jan. 19 on the Energy Product Reliability Act (H.R. 6084) sponsored by subcommittee Chairman Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.).    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Richard Glick testified at the Jan. 19 hearings in support of Rush’s bill. Glick compared the existence of 93 FERC-approved mandatory reliability standards for the bulk-power system, 12 of which address cybersecurity, with t

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