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LaFleur Exit Fuels Concern Of Future FERC Slowdown

Law360 (August 26, 2019, 3:50 PM EDT) -- The looming departure of Cheryl LaFleur will leave the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with the bare minimum of commissioners needed to make significant decisions, a scenario that has agency watchers on edge because of the increased risk of policy and project ruling delays.

FERC will have three commissioners after LaFleur's last day on Aug. 30: Chairman Neil Chatterjee and Commissioners Bernard McNamee and Richard Glick. That's the minimum needed for a quorum to vote on any contested action at the agency, and with the White House not having nominated anyone for the two vacant commissioner slots, three appears to be the...

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