Analysis

Policy May Not Be Priority For Restored FERC Quorum

Law360, New York (August 4, 2017, 6:15 PM EDT) -- While the energy industry breathes a sigh of relief that a quorum of commissioners was restored at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday, experts caution that major policy initiatives could take a back seat to the agency clearing the substantial backlog of electricity and pipeline issues that require a vote.

On the six-month anniversary of FERC losing its quorum of commissioners, the U.S. Senate confirmed Republicans Robert Powelson, a member of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission and president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and Neil Chatterjee, a senior energy policy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,...

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