Obama Taps ND Utility Regulation Honcho For FERC Spot

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 2:32 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama nominated the chairman of North Dakota's utility regulator, a Republican, to a commissioner post on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday.

Tony Clark is the longest-tenured commissioner on the North Dakota Public Service Commission, having been elected to the position in 2000. He currently holds the NDPSC's portfolio on electric generation and transmission.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he would replace Marc Spitzer, who stepped down as a commissioner in December, as FERC's second Republican. No party can hold more than...
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