Trump Announces FERC Nominees

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President Donald Trump announced May 8 two nominations that, if approved, will help alleviate the logjam in federal approvals for pipeline projects. Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson are in line to be the next commissioners at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has authority over interstate natural pipelines in the United States. FERC has lacked the number of commissioners needed to approve new projects since the January resignation of Norman Bay. If the Senate confirms Chatterjee and Powelson, they would join acting chairman Cheryl LaFleur and commissioner Colette Honorable. (Honorable’s term expires June 30.) Chatterjee of Lexington, Kentucky, is…

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