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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7264 5 days ago katherine borland I am concerned about the environmental toll of traditional power sources, particularly on people in rural areas. Democracy requires consultation.
7263 5 days ago Elizabeth Dallam
7262 1 week ago Janiece Staton
7261 1 week ago Hannah Oara
7260 1 week ago Yazmine Mihojevich
7259 1 week ago Anonymous - Reforming FERC CEII, which has classified energy project dockets, slowed smart-grid technology,
stalled large solar projects and allows electric distributions rates to be kept high.
7258 3 weeks ago Margaret Petersen
7257 3 weeks ago Debra Cohn
7256 4 weeks ago Daniel Rose
7255 4 weeks ago William Lushbough
7254 1 month ago Jesse Watson
7253 1 month ago Jason Webster
7252 1 month ago Jennifer Querbes
7251 1 month ago Anonymous
7250 1 month ago Kathy Kersh
7249 1 month ago Laura Newton
7248 1 month ago Barry Hart
7247 1 month ago Kathleen Joyce
7246 1 month ago John Garceau
7245 1 month ago Bryan Todd
7244 1 month ago Karen-Elaine Peña
7243 1 month ago Anonymous
7242 1 month ago David Sickles
7241 1 month ago Oliver Dickerson
7240 1 month ago King Calvin Jones Jr
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