Knowing and Protecting Your Rights When an Interstate Gas Pipeline Comes to Your Community


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has responsibility for siting interstate natural gas pipelines and liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities. Because FERC is a federal agency, many state and local authorities wrongly assume that they are preempted by federal law from participating in the process. Likewise, many landowners and citizens groups are intimidated by dealing with a massive federal agency far from their respective localities.

In truth, the FERC process offers many opportunities for state, local and individual participation so long as affected entities understand the process and use it to their advantage. This comprehensive guide explains how the FERC process works and what you can do to protect your rights. The guide also contains sample intervention forms and discusses the federal eminent domain process.

For more information about the Guide, contact Carolyn Elefant,

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