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FERC: The Agency Behind Interstate Pipelines

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. (branderguard/Flickr)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. (branderguard/Flickr)

America’s shale boom is helping create a growing network of natural gas pipelines, sparking protests from many local landowners and environmentalists. But a lot of the anger is directed at the federal agency that approves the interstate pipelines — the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Marie Cusick (@MarieCusick), and Kristen Lombardi (@klombardi1), investigative reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, about the agency and its responsibilities.

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