Latest U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission News

US appeals court ruling setback for St. Louis-area pipeline

Jun. 22, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday struck down the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a natural gas pipeline that runs through parts of Missouri and Illinois. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled...

Federal court challenge looms over Alabama solar panel fees

Jun. 04, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal regulatory group will not take action against the Alabama Public Service Commission over fees allowed on home solar panels, but the group's chairman expressed concern that the state might be violating federal law designed to encourage alternative energy...

Feds approve expansion of North Dakota natural gas pipeline

Jun. 03, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a natural gas pipeline in western North Dakota, a move state officials believe will help curb the wasteful flaring of excess gas and increase state tax revenues by millions of dollars annually by allowing more oil drilling in the area....

Michigan flood victims may have to wait for accountability

May. 17, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — A lawsuit that accuses the state of Michigan of failing to regulate and enforce safety regulations on a dam that failed, causing an estimated $200 million in damages and destroying 2,500 structures, may not be resolved soon, an attorney representing nearly 300 clients...

Tech audit of Colonial Pipeline found 'glaring' problems

May. 12, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An outside audit three years ago of the major East Coast pipeline company hit by a cyberattack found “atrocious” information management practices and “a patchwork of poorly connected and secured systems,” its author told The Associated Press. “We...

Natural gas terminal plans in Oregon on pause

May. 12, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A major West Coast liquified natural gas pipeline and export terminal is officially on pause after state reversals of two of its dredging permits last week. Jordan Cove Energy Project manager and associate general counsel, Donald Sullivan,...

EXPLAINER: Why the Colonial Pipeline hack matters

May. 10, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A cyberattack on a critical U.S. pipeline is sending ripple effects across the economy, highlighting cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the nation's aging energy infrastructure. The Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the fuel used along the Eastern Seaboard, shut...

Supreme Court wrestles with New Jersey pipeline case

Apr. 28, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled with how to resolve a clash between the state of New Jersey and a pipeline company over land the company needs for a natural gas pipeline. The proposed pipeline would run from Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County to...

Biden plan for cleaner power system faces daunting obstacles

Apr. 26, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If the nation is to meet President Joe Biden's goal of cutting America’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade, it will have to undertake a vast transformation toward renewable energy. And to achieve that, the near-impossible will...

$15M penalty assessed for Michigan hydro project violations

Apr. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — A federal agency Thursday assessed a $15 million civil penalty against a company for safety violations at three Michigan hydroelectric projects, including a dam that collapsed last year and contributed to flooding that forced evacuation of about 10,000 people. ...