Krystal A. Tapper


Krystal A. Tapper

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Krystal focuses her practice on natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline, and electricity transmission and regulation, and represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Prior to joining Wright & Talisman, Krystal was as an attorney-advisor in FERC’s Office of the General Counsel, Energy Projects. Aside from serving as a subject matter expert for comprehensive hydropower plans under the Federal Power Act, she also advised on matters concerning preliminary permit applications, FERC’s policy statement on the certification of new interstate natural gas facilities, and assessments of the environmental impacts of natural gas projects under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA).

Previously, as part of FERC’s Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations, Krystal gained valuable experience in matters related to fraud and market manipulation, violations of North American Electric Reliability Corporation reliability standards, facility ratings methodology, and regional transmission organization operating procedures. Earlier in her career, she also served as an associate for a trade association focusing on issues concerning fuel standards and Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

  • Assisting natural gas pipelines in project development, including obtaining certificates of public convenience and necessity and related appeals.
  • Assisting a natural gas pipeline regarding NGA section 3 authorizations and Presidential Permits issued by FERC to permit construction of natural gas pipeline facilities across the United States-Mexico border.
  • Assisting natural gas pipeline companies in NGA section 5 investigations.

District of Columbia


U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

American University Washington College of Law, J.D. (2020)

Florida State University, B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs (2016)

Energy Bar Association

Women's Energy Network

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