Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) President David Holt issued the following statement on the vital need to address the shortfall of commissioners at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):
"Billions of dollars in energy projects and critical pipeline infrastructure that could put thousands of Americans to work and lower costs for families, households and businesses are being delayed by a lack of action on well-qualified nominees who received overwhelming bipartisan support to serve as FERC commissioners.
"We are pleased that President Trump has declared this ‘Energy Week’ and we look forward to working with the administration in highlighting the crucial role it plays in powering our economy and every facet of our lives. Although not well-known by the public, FERC plays a pivotal role in reviewing key, large-scale energy projects."
"His action today to nominate another well-respected individual to serve at FERC shows why we need swift action from the Senate to set a quorum at the Commission to break the logjam of permitting and project reviews.
"For the good of the country, it’s time to put aside partisanship and stop stalling action."