Tag Archives: FERC News

Feds Allow Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction to Resume

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Federal officials will allow construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, weeks after work was halted when a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the 600-mile (965-kilometer) natural gas pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced the change in a letter Monday to Dominion Energy, the project’s lead developer. Last month, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permit was “arbitrary and capricious” regarding its effect on five threatened or endangered species. Last week, […]

FERC Makes Staff Overhaul

Cheryl LaFleur, FERC’s Acting Chairman, has announced the following staff changes: Ann Miles, the Director of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP), previously announced her retirement, effective February 18.  Miles has worked with FERC for more than 30 years, playing a formative role in many aspects of the agency’s hydroelectric and gas pipeline work. Terry Turpin has been named the Director of OEP, effective following Miles’ retirement. Turpin currently serves as the Deputy Director of OEP. John Wood has been named Acting Deputy Director of OEP, effective following Miles’ retirement. Wood currently serves as the Director […]