Shippen Howe has over twenty years of experience working in the electric power and natural gas industries. He started in the energy industry working with Public Utilities Reports, Inc. where he concentrated on reporting and analyzing significant state public utility commission decisions, particularly on the implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). After serving as a law clerk to the administrative judges at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Shippen has been in private practice since 1987, focusing primarily on the natural gas industry.
Besides his thorough knowledge of FERC regulations and requirements under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and the Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA), Shippen has substantial knowledge of satisfying the requirements of numerous federal environmental statutes, including:
- the National Environmental Policies Act (NEPA);
- the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA);
- the Energy Policy Acts of 2005 and 2007;
- the Endangered Species Act (ESA);
- the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA);
- the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (WSRA); and
- the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Shippen advises natural gas pipeline clients on day-to-day matters such as capacity release, tariff implementation and revision, and blanket certificate construction. Additionally, he has assisted clients with rate filings and major audits of their FERC compliance procedures, including transportation contract compliance.
Shippen has also served as the Legal Editor at Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Energy Bar Association
Former legal editor of Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Law Clerk, 1985-1987