Now we know “What’s Going on….” FERC issued a press release this afternoon, reading as follows:
Senate Confirms McIntyre, Glick to FERC
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Kevin McIntyre and Richard Glick to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). McIntyre will serve as Chairman.
McIntyre, co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day, will serve out the remainder of a term that ends June 2018 and a full term that ends June 2023. Glick, general counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will serve out the remainder of a term that ends in June 2022.
FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee congratulated McIntyre and Glick on their confirmation.
“I am very pleased to welcome Kevin and Rich to the Commission, and I look forward to working with them on behalf of the American people,” Chatterjee said. “I’ve enjoyed getting to know Kevin through the confirmation process and am eager to start working with him, and it will be great to reunite with Rich Glick, my former Senate colleague. Both Kevin and Rich bring years of experience and knowledge to the significant issues before the Commission and, importantly, their arrival restores the Commission to full strength.”
It will be interesting to see what deal was struck to remove the hold placed on Mr. Glick by Senator Inhofe. But FERC is back to a fully populated Commission, which has not been the case since October of 2015.