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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7402 3 days ago Anonymous
7401 3 days ago Anonymous
7400 4 days ago Elizabeth Ross
7399 5 days ago Leslie Patterson Werner
7398 6 days ago Geraldine Maslanka
7397 6 days ago dan cappello
7396 6 days ago dan cappello
7395 1 week ago Thomas Ritz
7394 1 week ago Mailie La Zarr
7393 1 week ago Anonymous
7392 1 week ago dan cappello
7391 2 weeks ago eileen ward
7390 2 weeks ago Whitney Hodges
7389 2 weeks ago Bruce Hoppe
7388 2 weeks ago Joseph Giacomoni
7387 2 weeks ago Jeff Bennett
7386 2 weeks ago Anonymous
7385 2 weeks ago Richard Baumgartner Many comments including mine have been posted on previous FERC web site postings. This has been so clearly a process that badly needs reform.
7384 2 weeks ago Carolyn Guidry
7383 2 weeks ago David Hill
7382 2 weeks ago Anonymous
7381 2 weeks ago Dianne Anderson
7380 3 weeks ago Caitlin Knop
7379 3 weeks ago Anonymous Being mindful of our personal and property rights, resist !
7378 3 weeks ago Anonymous FERC is too tightly bound to the fossil fuels industries lacking impartial consideration of how those industries affect the earth and all people.
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