Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Latest Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Items
  • ND regulators send letter of support for pipeline

    The North Dakota Industrial Commission has sent a letter to federal regulators in support of a proposed $2.6 billion pipeline that would move North Dakota oil to Minnesota and Wisconsin.


  • Parnell proposes more dam money, with contingency

    Gov. Sean Parnell has proposed an additional $32.7 million for the proposed Susitna-Watana hydro project, but that is contingent upon the Alaska Energy Authority securing land access permits required for field studies and other work.


  • Ron Binz (From Ron Binz' Public Policy Consulting website)

    White House concedes defeat on Ron Binz, key energy nominee

    The White House's nominee to a top energy post withdrew on Monday, conceding defeat in a fight that had turned into a major battleground for President Obama's climate agenda.


  • Ron Binz (From Ron Binz' Public Policy Consulting website)

    Obama energy nominee Ron Binz becomes climate change battleground

    President Obama's nominee to head an obscure but powerful energy panel is in deep trouble on Capitol Hill, but the White House said Thursday it's still standing by Ron Binz in what is shaping up to be a major battle over Mr. Obama's climate agenda.


  • Ron Binz (From Ron Binz' Public Policy Consulting website)

    Energy nominee Ron Binz loses voltage with contradictions, Obama coal rules

    President Obama's nominee to a top energy post is hanging on by a thread after a poor performance last week at a confirmation hearing where he failed to win over key supporters and even appeared to have misled a Senate committee about his record of support for a coal-fired energy plant.


  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, told Ron Binz at a confirmation hearing Tuesday she won't be able to vote for him to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Mr. Binz has sought the help of lobbyists and former lobbyists to win the post. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

    Energy panel choice sought BP's aid

    President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asked top officials at BP oil company to lobby on his behalf, further expanding the list of lobbyists and former lobbyists Ron Binz has worked with as he's tried to win the chairmanship of the obscure but powerful panel, according to new emails released this week.


  • Ron Binz (From Ron Binz' Public Policy Consulting website)

    Obama energy nominee Ron Binz faces rocky confirmation hearing

    President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission apologized Tuesday for what described as inadvertently misleading senators about a team of lobbyists backing his bid for chairman of the obscure but powerful panel, and asked for a chance to meet and clear the record.


  • Binz record on energy in Colorado concerns many

    As Ronald J. Binz heads to Washington to become one of the country's most powerful energy regulators, critics say the former Colorado official leaves in his wake a record of dramatic overreach, an outright hostility to coal and an "anti-business" bent.


  • **FILE** Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat (Associated Press)

    Senators debate security of electricity grid

    The U.S. electricity grid is dangerously vulnerable to sabotage by hackers, spies and terrorists, despite a seven-year effort to protect it from cyberattacks, senators and officials said Tuesday.


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