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LCV Statement Ahead of FERC Rule On Transmission Guidelines

May 10, 2024

Washington, D.C.– Ahead of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finalizing the transmission planning and cost allocation rule on Monday, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Matthew Davis, Vice President of Federal Policy and former EPA scientist:

“FERC has the opportunity to continue the historic climate progress that the Biden-Harris administration has already started by improving electricity transmission and building a clean energy future. For the first time, there could be clear requirements for grid operators to effectively plan and fairly spread costs for the needed grid improvements, expansions, and connections to help reduce electricity prices and blackouts, while getting affordable clean energy on all grids. We expect FERC will do the right thing and ensure more reliable, affordable and clean electricity for families across the country.”

Building on their previous work to advance transmission improvements and clean energy, the Biden-Harris administration has recently proposed 10 National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors to help consolidate permitting and better connect grids, provided $330 million to help finance the “One Nevada” transmission line connecting from Idaho to Nevada, finalized the Coordinated Interagency Transmission Authorization and Permits as a federal one-stop-shop for new transmission projects, and completed standards to implement the National Environmental Policy Act so that communities are engaged early in the process and climate benefits, impacts, and environmental justice are adequately considered in permitting.