WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee, today praised President Trump’s announcement that he will appoint Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson to fill two of the three vacancies at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
“Neil Chatterjee is a good friend of mine and I’m thrilled that he has been nominated to fill one of the vacancies at FERC,” Inhofe said. “I am also confident Rob Powelson will bring a great, pro-energy perspective to the commission. These two highly qualified candidates will provide the needed quorum at the agency and ensure Republican leadership so that FERC can issue final orders dealing with natural gas pipeline projects, electricity rate plans and approve other energy infrastructure projects in a timely manner. It is crucial the Senate act on these nominations quickly; I look forward to confirming both Chatterjee and Powelson.”