New FERC Chair Won't Steer Off Wellinghoff's Course

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT) -- Under outgoing Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission launched major pushes for infrastructure improvements to the nation's electric grid and increased use of renewable energy and flexed its muscles in policing energy market manipulation, and energy attorneys expect his successor won't stray from the consumer-first path he laid down.

Wellinghoff, a FERC commissioner since 2006 and chairman since 2009, has submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama, a commission spokesman confirmed Wednesday. He'll continue to chair the commission until a replacement is nominated and...
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