The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) membership has been reduced to three, the minimum number required for votes to take place. Commissioner Bernard McNamee’s last day was September 4. His term ended June 30 but he agreed to stay on for an additional two months. The three remaining members are Chairman Neil Chatterjee and Commissioner James Danley, both Republicans, and Democrat Commissioner Richard Glick. President Trump has nominated Mark Christie, a Republican who is Chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and Democrat Allison Clements, of the Energy Foundation, to fill the two Commission vacancies, but it is unclear whether either nomination will receive consideration by the U.S. Senate before the Congress adjourns for the year.
FERC Now Has a Bare Quorum to Function