The Supreme Court’s recent decision empowering the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide shifted momentum toward a mandatory program to cap greenhouse-gas emissions....
out the transmission system.
"Where do we start? Do we put incentives in place? Or, do we say, 'When we see a problem, let's regulate it.'"
That's what the power marketers want: FERC regulation. But in this case, that would preempt Congress and make NERC irrelevant.
Curt Hébert, Speaking Freely
OCTOBER 1997 (before appointment)
"What I would hope to do at the FERC is do a lot of listening (em to industry, Congress, ratepayers and the financial community."
FEBRUARY 1998 (on the bench)
"I don't believe the FERC can be all things to all people. Nor can individual commissioners be all things to the Commission."
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