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President Obama Capitulates on FERC Chairman

Patrick Donnelly-Shores, former student, College of Natural Resources | December 11, 2013

Last week, President Obama named retired utility executive Cheryl LaFleur as the acting chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). It was a move likely aimed at pleasing interests in the natural gas and coal sectors. His previous nominee for chairman, longtime regulator Ronald Binz, had drawn the ire of the coal lobby, as reported on the BERC … Continue reading »