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LCV Urges FERC Nominees to Advance Clean Electricity and Environmental Justice

Jun 11, 2024

Washington D.C. – Ahead of Senate confirmation votes for Judy Chang, David Rosner, and Linsey See to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Vice President of Federal Policy Matthew Davis:

“Under Chair Willie Phillips’ and Commissioner Allison Clements’ leadership, FERC has taken important steps forward on electricity transmission planning and cost allocation, backstop siting authority, and interconnection. However, there is still significant work to be done by FERC to ensure the grid is equipped to meet energy demand and integrate record-breaking new clean electricity supply, and that the Commission advances environmental justice by refusing to green-light damaging, unneeded, and unreasonably costly fossil fuel infrastructure projects which disproportionately burden communities of low wealth and communities of color. A fully constituted FERC can help deliver on these goals to bring clean, affordable electricity to families across the country. We urge the nominees to roll up their sleeves and tackle these challenges to bring about a more just and equitable clean energy future.”