US FERC to act on backstop transmission siting, long-running gas pipeline disputes
12 Dec 2022
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is poised to act on transmission siting, key pipeline rate disputes, and two important natural gas pipeline certificates at its last meeting of the year Dec. 15, potentially Democrat Richard Glick’s final session as chairman.
Glick’s nomination to serve a second five-year term has been stalled by US Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat-West Virginia, who announced in November that he is not “not comfortable” holding a confirmation hearing for US President Joe Biden’s pick to continue helming the commission. Glick must leave FERC if he is not confirmed before the 117th Congress adjourns.