LaFleur opts not to seek another term as FERC member

Cheryl A. LaFleur announced on June 20 that she will not seek another term as a US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member, which effectively will reduce the commission to the three-member minimum required for it to continue operating.

Jun 21st, 2019

Cheryl A. LaFleur announced on June 20 that she will not seek another term as a US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member, which effectively will reduce the commission to the three-member minimum required for it to continue operating.

“After 9 amazing years, I will be leaving FERC at the end of August. The July open meeting will be my last and I have a lot of people to thank,” she said in a posting on Twitter.

Her upcoming departure put pressure on the White House to nominate her successor and move FERC closer to a full complement of commissioners. “During her 9 years of service, Commissioner LaFleur has been a source of wisdom and stability at FERC,” Chairman Neil Chatterjee said.

While at FERC, LaFleur was acting-chairman twice—from November 2013 to July 2014 and from January to August 2017—as well as chairman from July 2014 until April 2015.

US Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s ranking minority member, said, “FERC was designed as a five-member commission and I urge the administration to move quickly to nominate individuals to fill the two open seats simultaneously in a bipartisan manner.”

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