Carl Pechman

Cleaning up FERC's mess

It is time for the Supreme Court to protect customers by enforcing the Federal Power Act as it was written by Congress

OPINION In the late 1980s, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Charles Trabant warned that "the only thing that we have to fear is FERC itself." He was speaking about his agency's aggressive policy of preempting state regulatory powers — and undermining the rights of consumers — to encourage utility competition. Read more »