Looming Cybersecurity Battle: Who Protects U.S. Pipelines?

From: Bloomberg/BNA


While that realignment would take an act of Congress, two FERC members argue the Energy Department is better positioned to impose mandatory cybersecurity requirements on pipelines and ensure they’re enforced, replacing the TSA’s voluntary guidelines.

“A pipeline outage, which may be connected to eight or nine generators, poses far more significant consequences today than it did in the past,” Neil Chatterjee, a Republican FERC commissioner, told Bloomberg Environment. Democratic FERC Commissioner Richard Glick also backs a bigger role for the Energy Department.

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