To increase the odds that cross-border transmission lines and gas pipelines win approval in both Mexico and the U.S., the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Mexico?s energy commission agreed to share information and coordinate the release of regulatory decisions. FERC and Mexico?s Comisi?n Reguladora de Energ?a signed a letter of intent late last week amid a growing number of projects south of the border that may serve the north, including liquefied natural gas facilities. ?It doesn?t do anyone any good if projects are approved on one side, but not approved on the other,? said FERC spokesperson Bryan Lee. FERC signed a similar agreement with the chair of Canada?s National Energy Board last May. The letter states, ?Appropriate coordination of their efforts could promote the public interest through increased efficiency, expedited and coordinated action on significant energy infrastructure projects, and cost savings to both the public and regulated entities.? Bill Powers, of the Border Power Plant Working Group, said ?FERC may be looking for a safety valve for siting LNG terminals south of the border if the level of flak stays high in the U.S.?