Following the Senate’s vote on 4 August to confirm Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson as Commissioners on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Global Energy Institute President and CEO Karen Harbert issued the following statement:
“For months, an increasing number of critical energy infrastructure projects have been stalled due to a lack of a quorum at FERC. We’re pleased that the Senate has finally acted to confirm Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson. Both nominees are exceptionally well qualified and will serve with distinction. While overdue, the Senate’s action will now allow American energy companies the ability to move forward with projects that will create jobs and improve our security.”
The US Chamber led a coalition of over 90 business groups that sent a letter earlier on 4 August urging quicker action on nominees, and specifically objecting to forcing even non-controversial nominees through the cloture process, which is a departure from previous norms.
The mission of the US Chamber of Commerce's Global Energy Institute is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous and clean. Through policy development, education and advocacy, the Institute is building support for meaningful action at the local, state, national and international levels.
The US Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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