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On Way Out, FERC Commish Urges More Gas Drilling Scrutiny

Law360, New York (February 6, 2017, 3:05 PM EST) -- Now former commissioner Norman Bay helped the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission greenlight several natural gas pipelines before walking out the door on Friday, but he also encouraged the commission to more closely examine the environmental impacts of the U.S. shale boom to inform its pipeline reviews.

Bay, whose departure leaves FERC with just two commissioners and no quorum to approve pipelines or take any other major action, signed off on the construction of National Fuel Gas Co.'s $455 million Northern Access project in Pennsylvania and New York on Friday, the last of several pipelines approved by the commission in his final...

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