May 2022, Vol. 249, No. 5

Editor's Notebook

Another Pothole in the Road

By Michael Reed, Editor-in-Chief With its new policy declaring that greenhouse gas and “environmental justice” must be taken into account during the approval process for natural gas pipelines, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has outdone itself in further muddying the road forward for future projects.  This announcement, as you may have guessed, prompted a fair amount of opposition throughout the industry, not the least of which concerned how one would go codifying—or for that matter, defining “environmental justice.”   On a positive note, the resulting backlash caused the commissioners to take a step back and pause long enough to seek comments and

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