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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7329 15 hours ago Bryan Barksdale
7328 1 day ago Bill Cullen
7327 1 day ago George Otto
7326 4 days ago Alexandra Borns-Weil
7325 5 days ago jodi rodar
7324 1 week ago Chris Dyer
7323 1 week ago Anonymous We the people of the United States should have as many resources as possible to help us have a much control and protection as possible concerning companies and governmental agencies.
7322 1 week ago Glenn and Patti Liming
7321 1 week ago Barbara Cowan
7320 2 weeks ago Anonymous
7319 2 weeks ago Anonymous
7318 3 weeks ago Jason Peckham
7317 4 weeks ago Anonymous Remember, you are representing ALL the people of this great nation.
7316 4 weeks ago Cleo Protopapas
7315 4 weeks ago Sean Plaisted
7314 4 weeks ago Kathleen Pfaff
7313 1 month ago Paul Tuff
7312 1 month ago George Otto
7311 1 month ago Tyler Reeh It is imperative that all departments of government become more democratic institutions, an Office of Consumer Advocate would go a long way in making FERC accountable and responsive to the people it...
7310 1 month ago Lynn Canarelli
7309 1 month ago Anonymous
7308 1 month ago Anonymous Come on- do the right thing
7307 1 month ago Anonymous
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7305 1 month ago Cheryl
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