Conservative Energy Network Applauds Bipartisan Confirmation of FERC Appointees

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June 14, 2024 – LANSING, Mich. – The Conservative Energy Network (CEN) applauds the strong bipartisan support for the nominations of David RosnerLindsay See, and Judy Chang to be Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioners. The bipartisan support for these confirmations underscores a universal recognition that America needs to build more critical energy infrastructure to ensure a return to American energy independence. 

“American energy security is national security. It simply must remain above partisan politics. In a time when partisan politics and gridlock rule D.C., it is encouraging to see such strong bipartisan support for these three appointees to FERC,” said John Szoka, CEN CEO. “As power demand surges across the country, FERC is critical to ensuring that our nation has a reliable and modern power grid that is ready to meet the demands of the 21st century economy.”

FERC is an independent federal agency that regulates the transmission and wholesale sale of electricity in interstate commerce, among other duties. These appointments restore the five-member regulatory agency to full staffing for the first time in more than two years. They also ensure that FERC can appropriately implement the recently issued Orders 1920 and 1977, the Commission’s first major update to transmission planning policies in over a decade. You can learn more about those significant rulings here.