FERC Could See Substantial Changes Under President Trump

Law360, New York (February 14, 2017, 3:56 PM EST) -- John Estes III

Timothy Mastrogiacomo The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is a somewhat obscure and highly technical agency that was not discussed specifically during President Donald Trump’s campaign. Its regulatory footprint is, however, substantial: The electric utility and natural gas pipeline industries FERC regulates, taken together, account for about 4 percent of the U.S. gross national product. The actions FERC takes under the Trump administration therefore have the potential to be significant.

But the agency’s direction will have more to do with its new chairman than...
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