27 Jan '17, 8pm

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Resigns; Trump Appoints Acting Chairman

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Resigns; Trump Appoints Acting Chairman

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Norman Bay yesterday announced he will resign his chairmanship and his commission appointment on Feb. 3. FERC in a public statement yesterday said President Donald Trump named Cheryl LaFleur acting chairman. LaFleur served as chairman from July 2014 to April 2015. She has been a member of FERC since 2010. With Bay’s departure, FERC will be left with only two members — LaFleur and Colette Honorable — which is not enough to secure a quorum on agency decisions. “While I recognize that FERC is in a state of transition as we await nominations to fill vacant seats at the agency, it is important that FERC’s work on the nation’s energy markets and infrastructure move forward,” LaFleur said in a statement. Bay was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2014, and his term was set to expire in June 2018. In his letter of resignatio...

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