Accepted: WWALS FOIA to FERC on NFE Miami LNG export 2020-11-05

Update 2020-11-24: Extended two weeks: WWALS FOIA to FERC on NFE Miami LNG export 2020-11-23.

More than three weeks after we sent it, FERC acknowledged that the WWALS FOIA about the Miami LNG facility was “accepted” two weeks earlier, more than a week after we sent it.

We shall see whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has learned that Miami is not Puerto Rico. And whether FERC will follow the precedent it sent about Puerto Rico and send New Fortress Energy (NFE) a SHOW CAUSE Order for why NFE did not send a “Petition for Declaratory Orders” about the NFE Miami LNG facility. FERC has the power to shut down an LNG facility after the fact, for not following the law.

Meanwhile, FERC did not just refuse the FOIA request on its flimsy grounds of “non-jurisdiction.” See the WWALS FOIA request for more about that.

[FERC 404]
FERC 404
What you get if you follow the FOIA Public Liaison’s link to FERC’s FOIA request submission page.

Here is the “accepted” email:

Date: Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Subject: FOIA Acceptance Letter – FOIA-2021-4 John S. Quarterman

John S. Quarterman

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted your Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) on October 23, 2020. This request has been assigned reference number FOIA-2021-04. Every effort will be made to respond to your FOIA request within twenty business days or by 11/23/2020.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our FOIA-CEII Service Center by email at foia…@ferc.govor by phone at 202-502-6088.


Toyia Johnson

Toyia Johnson
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Office of External Affairs
FOIA Public Liaison
Phone: (202) 502-8389 / Toll Free: 1-866-208-FERC

  • Click here to submit Freedom of Information Act request.
  • Click here to submit a Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information request and Non Disclosure Agreement.

If you follow that first link before her signature, the one “to submit Freedom of Information Act request,” you still get:

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There’s a search box, but since FERC acknowledged that email works for submitting a FOIA, we’ll stick with that.

Many thanks to Cecile Scofield for writing most of the FOIA letter.

Yes, we are still raising funds to sue FERC about LNG.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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