Testifying before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee yesterday, FERC Chairman Joe Kelliher spoke against the need for the Coleman bill which would give FERC authority over siting decisions for CO2 pipelines. He based his argument on the theory that federal authority was not necessary because there was no evidence that the States were doing a poor job or otherwise needed assistance. Kelliher also supported continuing DOT's role in regulating the safety of CO2 pipelines.
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FERC head says "no" to federal authority for CO2 pipeline siting decisions
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