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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7418 1 day ago Steve Matthews
7417 1 day ago matt courter
7416 3 days ago dan cappello
7415 5 days ago Betty Byrne
7414 6 days ago Susan Domelsmith
7413 1 week ago dan cappello
7412 1 week ago Saskia Leeds
7411 2 weeks ago James Byrnes
7410 2 weeks ago Walter Weissman
7409 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago MARCEL LIBERGE
7407 3 weeks 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...
7406 3 weeks ago Jane Winn As outgoing chair Norman Bay said - FERC needs a much better way to determine "need" for projects and a real alternatives analysis process.
7405 4 weeks ago Phillip Peters
7404 4 weeks ago dan cappello
7403 1 month ago Anonymous
7402 1 month ago Anonymous
7401 1 month ago Anonymous
7400 1 month ago Elizabeth Ross
7399 1 month ago Leslie Patterson Werner
7398 1 month ago Geraldine Maslanka
7397 1 month ago dan cappello
7396 1 month ago dan cappello
7395 1 month ago Thomas Ritz
7394 1 month ago Mailie La Zarr
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