Energy Enforcement Update

With the passing of Justice Scalia, we wonder how a revamped Supreme Court will approach FERC’s anti-manipulation authority.  Scalia rendered notable dissents in Oneok, Inc. v. Learjet and FERC v. EPSA, which speak to the role of FERC.  The Commission’s anti-manipulation authority will one day come before the Supreme Court – the Court’s composition then will be interesting to see vis-à-vis FERC’s enforcement power.

This week’s enforcement update covers Lincoln Paper, and FERC’s stats on enforcement from the Commission’s annual budget request and performance report.

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