A new report released by Oil Change International, Public Citizen, and the Sierra Club examines how a new wave of gas pipeline construction threatens to shunt serious risks and costs on to utility ratepayers.
Report: Gas Pipeline Construction Leading to Massive Risks to Utility Ratepayers
As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission prepares for its first meeting in seven months, and as states weigh new gas pipelines facing imminent rulings from Trump-appointed regulators, a report released today exposes an impending crisis of risk to utility ratepayers.
Oil Change International Responds to Department of Energy Grid Study
Janet Redman, U.S. Policy Director at Oil Change International, responds to the late night release of the Department of Energy’s long-anticipated study of the U.S. electricity grid.
Oil Change International Responds to Senate FERC Confirmation Vote
Today, the Senate voted by unanimous consent to confirm Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In response, David Turnbull, Campaigns Director at Oil Change International, released the following statement.
FERC’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline Review Shrugs at Climate Disaster
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile project driven by Dominion Energy and Duke Energy that would carry fracked gas from West Virginia through Virginia and North Carolina.
RELEASE: FERC Repeats Failure on Mountain Valley Pipeline Review
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. As has been the pattern at FERC, the review fails to adequately assess whether the pipeline is needed in the first place, while sweeping aside the project’s serious threats to water resources, the safety of communities, and the climate.
The Rover Pipeline: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Briefing
We find that Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover Pipeline would lead to annual emissions of nearly 145 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. This would be the equivalent of adding 42 coal-fired power plants or over 30 million passenger vehicles.
New Analysis Reveals Another Reason to Halt the Rover Pipeline: It’s a Climate Disaster
As controversy swirls around a string of spills and air and water violations caused by Energy Transfer Partners’ construction of the Rover gas pipeline, a study released today underlines another reason federal regulators should halt the project: It will fuel a massive increase in climate pollution.
RELEASE: Oil Change International responds to Senate Committee vote on FERC nominees
“In the wake of Trump’s destructive withdrawal from the Paris Accord, there’s no excuse for Senators to sit on the sidelines, let alone greenlight two more fossil fuel industry allies to serve on FERC.”
RELEASE: Oil Change International responds to FERC nominations hearing
Both nominees and Senators alike appeared oblivious to the fact that gas is as dirty as coal and that significantly increasing gas reliance through new pipelines and liquefied natural gas export facilities is incompatible with a stable climate.