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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7300 1 week 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 1 week ago S. Nam
7298 1 week ago Lana Lorenzen
7297 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago Sharon Felton FERC needs to look beyond the interests of oil/gas companies.
7294 3 weeks ago Dineo Maine
7293 3 weeks ago Rose Divicino
7292 3 weeks ago Robin Neri
7291 3 weeks ago William Cruz
7290 3 weeks ago Randy Cline
7289 3 weeks ago scarlett manning
7288 4 weeks ago Jason Ross
7287 4 weeks 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
7282 1 month ago Rhonda Overman
7281 1 month ago Marshall Petit
7280 1 month ago Janis Cramer
7279 1 month ago gen a
7278 1 month ago Michael May
7277 1 month ago Katie Klemens
7276 1 month ago Elizabeth Beattie
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