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 ...
7431 5 months ago Catherine Hart
7430 10 months ago Bob and Kristin Peckman
7429 11 months ago erin yarrobino
7428 1 year ago Brian Scharpf
7427 1 year ago Robert Fischoff
7426 1 year ago Janine Vinton
7425 1 year ago DAN CAPPELLO
7424 1 year ago christine Strewart
7423 1 year ago Phyllis Coppolino
7422 1 year ago Daniel Toohey
7421 1 year ago DAN CAPPELLO
7420 1 year ago Benjamin Perlin
7419 1 year ago Zbigniew Sutor
7418 1 year ago Steve Matthews
7417 1 year ago Matt Courter
7416 1 year ago DAN CAPPELLO
7415 1 year ago Betty Byrne
7414 1 year ago Susan Domelsmith
7413 1 year ago DAN CAPPELLO
7412 1 year ago Saskia Leeds
7411 1 year ago James Byrnes
7410 1 year ago Ellen Caldwell I strongly feel we the citizens need to have more input and should be communicated with in order to protect us.
7409 1 year ago Marcel Liberge
7408 1 year 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...
7407 1 year 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.
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