In their efforts to demolish the United States economic system, progressives are actively adding language and restrictions to existing laws and policies.
Everything the government and firms that have gone into private/public partnerships with Uncle Sam are doing is being reviewed and amended based on climate change and social justice objectives, regardless of the impact on the American people as a whole.
President Joe Biden appointed Glick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in January 2021. (FERC). Former Washington, D.C. Public Service Agency Chairman Willie Phillips was appointed to FERC by President Barack Obama in September, giving Democrats a majority on the five-member commission.
Environmental justice is the equitable treatment and meaningful participation of all people in the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies, regardless of race, color, country origin, or income. This goal will be met when everyone has a good time.
The agency, which is in charge of overseeing domestic natural gas infrastructure, stated that its new policy will assume that projects that emit 100,000 metric tons of CO2 per year will have a substantial environmental impact.
The FERC may also examine the eventual emissions caused by both upstream production and the final burning of gas conveyed through a pipeline seeking approval, which is a significant departure from its previous position.
The commission’s natural gas policy had not been changed since 1999, according to the declaration made on Thursday. Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., praised the policy move, saying it was both important and sorely needed.
FERC has enabled private pipeline developers to rule the shots for far too long, according to Giannetti, while leaving individuals affected by the projects out of the process. Before new pipelines cut over their land or new compressor stations are installed near their houses, communities and landowners will now have a say.
Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers from energy-producing states have criticized the new approach.
The committee’s ranking member, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., adding that the FERC decision demonstrated the administration’s determination to make it practically difficult for Americans to obtain affordable natural gas.