Urge FERC to Protect Consumers, Engage Public

Sign Petition to Establish an Office of Consumer Advocate and Public Participation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is a powerful federal agency, with sweeping authority over power markets and controversial energy infrastructure projects.

But it acts with limited public engagement and oversight.

From approving gas pipelines to setting electricity rates, FERC actions affect all Americans and require more public scrutiny and engagement by groups who represent the public interest.

Add Your Voice to Urge FERC to Secure a Consumer Advocate

We, the undersigned, call on FERC to create an Office of Consumer Advocate and Public Participation along the following principles:

  • The office should be organized in a way to maximize independence. Financing for the Office should be clearly allocated to support the activities of the office.
  • The office must be able to conduct its own investigations and not be limited to the scope of FERC dockets or proceedings.
  • The office should include authority to provide intervenor funding to consumer groups to encourage their participation in FERC proceedings.
  • The office should coordinate assistance and outreach to the public with respect to authority exercised by FERC.
  • The office should have an advisory board composed of representatives of the non-governmental consumer advocacy community, including organizations representing low-income households and the elderly, and both national and state-based consumer organizations.

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7307 3 days ago Anonymous
7306 6 days ago Anonymous
7305 1 week ago Cheryl
7304 1 week ago james HOEHN jr
7303 2 weeks ago Edward Flounoy Jr
7302 2 weeks ago Bruce Nyquist
7301 2 weeks ago S. Nam
7300 4 weeks ago Joshua Harmes If you don't act quickly and deliberately, soon it will be too late. As a scientist, it is indefensible that our government creates policy without the advisement of scientists (when applicable o...
7299 4 weeks ago S. Nam
7298 1 month ago Lana Lorenzen
7297 1 month ago Nicolette Knutson An Office of Consumer Advocate and Public Participation is one of the very important reforms needed to make the US a REAL demacracy. You must create this office for the good of all US citizens and...
7296 1 month ago Michelle Ruggio We need to protect our water, soil and air. Please advocate for green technology in the energy department and stop putting our citizenry at risk with pipeline spills and fracking.
7295 1 month ago Sharon Felton FERC needs to look beyond the interests of oil/gas companies.
7294 1 month ago Dineo Maine
7293 1 month ago Rose Divicino
7292 1 month ago Robin Neri
7291 1 month ago William Cruz
7290 1 month ago Randy Cline
7289 1 month ago scarlett manning
7288 1 month ago Jason Ross
7287 1 month ago Jason Ross
7286 1 month ago Amy Kelly
7285 1 month ago Calvin Fair
7284 1 month ago David Elfant
7283 1 month ago Robert Fischoff
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