Wellinghoff To Push Green Energy As FERC Head

Law360, New York (January 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- President Barack Obama has named commissioner Jon Wellinghoff as acting chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, appointing a leader who pledged to focus the agency's work on the need to expand green energy sources.

Wellinghoff, who joined FERC in 2006 following a long career as an energy attorney in private practice, replaces commissioner Joseph T. Kelliher, who stepped down earlier this month.

“I thank President Obama for the opportunity to lead FERC at a time when our nation faces the challenge of providing consumers with...
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