The Government Accountability Office has recommended that Congress consider expanding the authority of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over energy derivatives trading, particularly in exempt commercial markets (ECMs). The GAO’s October 19 report noted that, while the CFTC has coordinated its enforcement actions with the Department of Justice, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the New York Mercantile Exchange (among others), it was “difficult to determine” whether the CFTC enforcement action has “helped deter market manipulation or other abusive practices.” Among other things, the GAO recommended that the CFTC consider revisions to the classifications in its Commitments of Traders report to improve the relevance, transparency and accuracy of public information on trading activity.