President Appoints Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur as Acting FERC Chairman; Former Chairman Norman Bay Resigns; Limitations on FERC’s Ability to Act Without a Quorum
On January 25, 2017, President Trump appointed Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur as Acting Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission), replacing former Chairman Norman Bay. Acting Chairman LaFleur, a former utility executive, has been a member of the Commission since 2010. She previously served as Acting Chairman from November 2013 to July 2014 and as Chairman from July 2014 until April 2015, when she was succeeded by Norman Bay.
On January 26, 2017, Chairman Bay submitted to President Trump his resignation from the Commission, effective February 3, 2017. Bay...