Katelyn Armbruster: Conclusion

While it is apparent that FERC routinely approves pipelines to satisfy current energy needs and bolster the transport of domestic gas to market, they may be neglecting their responsibility of making critical reviews of pipeline applications. What makes FERC an appropriate agency to review EIS’s is still unclear, but they still have final authority in issuing certificates for interstate pipeline. For a resident in the area of the proposed PennEast pipeline, involvement in public meetings, filing as an intervener, and submitting comments to FERC may be the best way to have a voice in the matter.