September 28, 2015

As published in the Scranton Times – U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, Moosic, has joined other lawmakers in an effort to ensure people affected by natural gas pipelines can have their say — and that the federal agency responsible for approving pipeline projects is listening to them.

Mr. Cartwright and legislators from New Hampshire are asking the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Energy for information about how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission handles the interstate natural gas pipeline approval process.

They want to know whether the agency complies with its mandate to ensure all natural gas infrastructure projects are in the public’s best interest, and whether parties affected by the pipeline receive enough information and have sufficient opportunity to express concerns.

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