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Walden & Upton Urge President Trump to Swiftly Fill FERC Vacancies


03.02.17

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Energy Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to fill the existing vacancies at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

“Without a quorum, major decisions are stalled, including those involving the licensing of interstate natural gas pipelines, liquefied natural gas terminals, and hydropower projects. … We urge you to swiftly nominate commissioners to FERC so that it may execute the authorities granted by Congress and fulfill its mission to assist consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means.”

The committee leader’s letter comes on the heels of a bipartisan February 22, 2017, letter signed by over ninety members of Congress urging President Trump to fill the vacancies at the commission.

To read the letter online, click here.

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