Filing is free, it doesn’t obligate you to further action, but does reserve your right to do so later in the process.
Intervenors gain the right to participate in a hearing, file a brief, and challenge a FERC decision. These rights are not available by just filing FERC comments. Intervening does not require a lawyer but would keep the option open for you.
Individuals, organizations, businesses, municipalities, professional organizations, and other entities can intervene. Reasons to intervene vary. If you have any objection to the NED, for any reason, it is suggested that you file as an intervenor so that you won’t be prohibited from voicing these concerns.
Writing a Motion to Intervene is easy and samples are available for reference. Filing the Motion on the FERC website is also easy and step-by-step instructions are available. If you did not register with FERC before or during the comment period, you will need to Register with FERC before filing to intervene.
Samples and instructions on intervening can be found at NoFrackedGasInMass.org