From NEPA to North Dakota, 4 pipeline fights to watch
Devin Hartman, a former FERC employee who now heads energy and environmental policy at the R Street Institute, said that while R Street is fuel neutral, the cancellation of Atlantic Coast, along with the disputed court-mandated delay for Dakota Access, reveals that the process itself “is very politicized.”
“The private sector is responding to this largely by thinking the future of this pipeline will be a reflection of the particular views of the courts and FERC leadership after the election. If Biden is elected, they think these projects will be canceled,” he said.
“If we’re going to have a durable policy that is effective, efficient and fair, we need it to be more politically insulated,” he added.