FERC to Lose Republican Majority After Commissioner’s Departure


(P&GJ) — Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, a Republican, will step down Aug. 30, leaving FERC evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.

Chatterjee notified FERC Chairman Richard Glick of his upcoming resignation, Chatterjee said on Twitter on Friday.

“Serving on the Commission has been the honor of a lifetime,” he said. “I have enjoyed serving the American people with the talented public servants at FERC.”
Chatterjee was nominated to the commission by President Donald Trump in May 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August 2017. His term officially expired June 30. He had previously announced plans to stay at FERC until his successor was confirmed.  

Chatterjee served as Chairman from August 2017 to December 2017 and was again named Chairman on October 24, 2018, to November 5, 2020. Glick, the current chairman, is a Democrat. While FERC has begun reviewing the potential environmental impact of natural gas pipeline projects since Glick became chairman, he specified in March that he is not altogether against natural gas pipeline projects.

Chatterjee’s resignation leaves two Democrats and two Republicans on the commission.

The administration of President Joe Biden, a Democrat, has yet to nominate a new commissioner.

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