Republicans Ask If FERC Is Going Too Far on Climate

As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) increasingly takes climate issues into account in its decision making, Politico reports that Republicans on Capitol Hill are questioning the commission’s statutory authority to do so. At a U.S. House hearing this week, GOP members said FERC may be overstepping its jurisdiction “by viewing all decisions through an environmental lens instead of putting reliability and affordability for the consumer first.” 7/28/2021