FERC reaches five-member quorum but faces six-month backlog

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission now has a five-member quorum following a six-month shutdown and is facing a backlog of applications.
By Staff reporter 8 August 2017 0 27106

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) now has a five-member quorum following a six-month shutdown and is facing a backlog of applications, Cheryl LaFleur, FERC’s acting chair, told reporters after last week’s confirmation vote for the fifth panel member.

“FERC staff released an infrastructure report last week ahead of the Senate votes that showed that in the [six-month period] since the quorum was lost, the miles of electric transmission lines approved had in some cases been cut in half compared with the same period...

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