FERC nominations held up by incomplete paperwork

By Staff reporter 18 May 2017

The approval of two nominees for the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been delayed because of incomplete paperwork, preventing the body from making major decisions, Argus has reported.

President Donald Trump nominated Neil Chatterjee, an energy adviser, and Robert Powelson, a member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, to serve on FERC. The nominations of Chatterjee and Powelson, both of whom are Republicans, require Senate approval, which could take months even if a confirmation hearing is scheduled.

FERC has had only two voting members...

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