Policy & Regulation

Senate confirms Trump’s nominees for FERC

The United States Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominees for two of the seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
By Staff reporter 4 August 2017 0 27070

The United States Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominees for two of the seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

The approval will give the FERC a quorum for the first time since February of this year, allowing it to approve LNG and gas projects, and address policy changes.

Neil Chatterjee, who is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s energy adviser, and Robert Powelson, commissioner on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and current president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, will join Acting Chair...