FERC Nominees Questioned Regarding States’ Role in Siting LNG Terminals

Under questioning from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, two FERC nominees offered their reactions to the suggestion that state authorities ought to have a greater role in LNG terminal siting decisions. Commission nominee Cheryl LaFleur said that she believes states could “usefully play a bigger role” in the LNG siting process. Commissioner Philip Moeller, re-nominated by President Obama, echoed LaFleur’s sentiments, but noted that he does not have a solution for formalizing greater participation by states. E&E Daily providers further coverage.

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