Democrats call on Trump to appoint new FERC member

By Staff reporter 9 March 2017

Democrats in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee have urged United States President Donald Trump to immediately nominate a new member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

For more than a month, FERC has lacked the minimum three members needed for a quorum to issue approvals for projects.

"We write to request that you act to restore the quorum by nominating individuals that will honor the commission’s statutory missions to ensure that jurisdictional rates are just and reasonable, prohibit market manipulation, protect electric grid reliability,...

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