The Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Kevin McIntyre, has stepped down as head of the agency, but will stay on as a Commissioner. Mr. McIntyre’s October 22 letter of resignation as FERC Chairman said that recent complications to his health necessitated his relinquishing his chairmanship duties. President Trump named on October 24 Commissioner Neil Chatterjee as the new FERC Chairman. Chatterjee, a former energy aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, previously served as Acting Chairman of the Commission until the Senate confirmed the appointment of Mr. McIntyre.
FERC currently has four members. A fifth member has been named by the President, former energy attorney Bernard McNamee. He awaits Senate confirmation. See the October 4 ABRA Update for more on Mr. McNamee.