Comments

Appears in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press, 2013. 1:324-325.

Abstract

Provides a historical overview and contemporary analysis of the energy policymaking role played by the Energy Department's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC responsibilities include regulating the prices and interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. Its responsibilities also include reviewing proposals to build and locate natural gas terminals, interstate natural gas pipelines, licensing hydropower projects, and regulating relevant mergers and securities acquisitions in these areas.

Keywords

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, interstate commerce, government energy policy

Date of this Version

5-2013

DOI

10.4135/9781452276076.n164