Senate confirms two energy commission nominees, restoring quorum

By District Energy posted 08-04-2017 10:44

  

Devin Henry, The Hill
August 3, 2017

Summary

The Senate voted Thursday evening to confirm two of President Trump's nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), paving the way for the commission to have its first quorum in six months.

Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson were confirmed by unanimous consent and are slated to join the five-member board, which has seen its action paused since February following a pair of retirements.

FERC is responsible for permitting decisions on energy projects like natural gas pipelines and export terminals. The lack of a quorum has left FERC unable to move such projects forward, inaction that has lead to frustration in the energy, manufacturing and business communities.

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