More FERC Articles

  • Senate confirms two members, including new chair, to electric grid regulator

    The arrangement assuages concerns among Republicans and some Democrats that Obama pick Norman Bay, who led the FERC's enforcement office but has never been a commissioner, lacked experience to head the body.

  • Deal with White House in hand, Senate panel approves nominees for energy regulator

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee agreed to send a pair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominees to the Senate floor -- but there's a catch. The panel voted to approve Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay as commissioners with the understanding that LaFleur, the acting...

  • Senate Energy Committee set to vote on FERC nominees

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu, D-La., said her panel will vote Wednesday on who to move to the floor as the nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Landrieu said talks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the White House...

  • Senators discussing deal to nix Obama's FERC nominee

    Senate lawmakers are discussing a deal that would in effect subvert President Obama's pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by instead making acting Chairwoman Cheryl LaFleur the official commission head. Senators close to the process say they are exploring a move that would...



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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