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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7431 1 month ago Catherine Hart
7430 6 months ago Kristin Peckman
7429 7 months ago erin YARROBINO
7428 10 months ago Brian Scharpf
7427 10 months ago Robert Fischoff
7426 10 months ago Janine Vinton
7425 10 months ago dan cappello
7424 10 months ago christine Strewart
7423 10 months ago Phyllis Coppolino
7422 11 months ago Daniel Toohey
7421 11 months ago dan cappello
7420 11 months ago Benjamin Perlin
7419 11 months ago Zbigniew Sutor
7418 11 months ago Steve Matthews
7417 11 months ago matt courter
7416 11 months ago dan cappello
7415 11 months ago Betty Byrne
7414 11 months ago Susan Domelsmith
7413 11 months ago dan cappello
7412 11 months ago Saskia Leeds
7411 11 months ago James Byrnes
7410 11 months ago Walter Weissman
7409 12 months ago Ellen Caldwell I strongly feel we the citizens need to have more input and should be communicated with in order to protect us.
7408 12 months ago Marcel Liberge
7407 12 months ago JeanAnn Hurst We as Consumers need and deserve that our voice be heard within the energy regulatory industry in order that our rights be protected through a neutral non-governmental oversight committee consisting...
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