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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Number Date Name Submit additional ...
7236 11 hours ago Susan Courrejou The petition says it all. We need input, and control over things that affect our own environment and daily lives.
7235 1 week ago Allan Clarke
7234 1 week ago Anonymous
7233 1 week ago Zachary Pyne
7232 1 week ago Anonymous
7231 3 weeks ago Refik Osmanovic
7230 3 weeks ago Peter Viglia II
7229 3 weeks ago Carole Shelton
7228 3 weeks ago Anonymous FERC needs to value consumer safety and environmental impacts.
7227 4 weeks ago arthur herr
7226 1 month ago Lisa Rose
7225 1 month ago Eve Firor FERC a case of the fox guarding the hen house.
7224 1 month ago Sara Wilts Communities are being destroyed because most individuals in WV do not own their mineral rights and can not stop the destruction of their properties.
7223 1 month ago Adam Kahn
7222 1 month ago Anne Wills
7221 1 month ago Cynthia Ellis Anyone becoming familiar with FERC's permitting process for pipelines is easily convinced of the need for such an Advocate for concerned landowners and general citizens.
7220 1 month ago Robin Blakeman
7219 1 month ago brad davis
7218 1 month ago joe demarco
7217 1 month ago glenn monroe
7216 1 month ago Jon Nelson
7215 1 month ago Scott Wall
7214 1 month ago Diane Teter There appears to be no uniformity of format at FERC as to public commenting. I attempted to make public comments at a FERC hearing in Port Isabel, Texas, on LNG export terminals proposed for the Br...
7213 1 month ago Luc delhaes
7212 1 month ago Eric White
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