FERC: "Biden Names 3 Nominees To Independent Energy Regulator"

"President Biden announced three new nominations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Thursday, which, if confirmed, would make the independent commission majority Biden appointees.

Biden’s commission nominees include Democrats David Rosner and Judy Chang and Republican Lindsay See. Under FERC’s rules, no more than three of its five commissioners may be from a single party. Democratic commissioner Allison Clements’s term is set to expire at the end of June and two slots have long been vacant.

Rosner, an energy industry analyst within FERC’s Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, is also a detail staffer for the Senate Energy Committee’s Democratic majority.

See works as solicitor general for West Virginia and argued on behalf of the state before the Supreme Court in the 2022 case West Virginia vs. EPA, in which 19 Republican states successfully challenged the Obama-era Clean Power Plan regulating power plants’ transition away from fossil fuels.

Chang, a lecturer in public policy at Harvard University, previously served as undersecretary of energy and climate solutions for Massachusetts and has previously submitted expert testimonies to FERC."

Zack Budryk reports for The Hill February 29, 2024.

Source: The Hill, 03/04/2024