US Senators to Grill Regulators Over Climate Policy on Natural Gas Projects

The three Democrats on the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted in February to approve the guidelines that analysts say could present hurdles for new gas projects.

Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Top U.S. senators from both parties on Thursday will grill Democratic energy regulators who recently approved guidelines for approving new natural gas projects that allow consideration of environmental justice, landowner and climate issues.

The three Democrats on the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted in February to approve the guidelines that analysts say could present hurdles for new gas projects. The two Republicans on the panel opposed the guidelines. 

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