Barrasso: FERC is Determined to Make it Impossible to Access Affordable Energy

February 17, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), released the following statement on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) updated pipeline policy guidance. 

“President Biden is trumpeting the importance of infrastructure at the same time his appointees are working to kill energy infrastructure,” said Barrasso. “The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is determined to make it nearly impossible for Americans to maintain or improve access to abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas. Delaying and then denying approval of natural gas pipelines and storage facilities will only drive up already-inflated energy prices. It also threatens natural gas and electric reliability. This is just the latest attack in Biden’s war on American energy.” 

Background Information: 

On February 15, 2022, Barrasso sent a letter to FERC calling on the Commissioners to protect the reliability and affordability of American energy and not delay natural gas infrastructure projects.