Commissioner Clark Announces He Will Not Seek Another Term

On January 21, 2016, FERC Commissioner Tony Clark announced at FERC’s Open Meeting that he will not seek another term at the Commission after his current term expires June 30, 2016. Commissioner Clark is serving his first term with the Commission and was appointed by President Obama on June 15, 2012. Prior to joining FERC, Commissioner Clark served as a Commissioner and Chairman of the North Dakota Public Service Commission and as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

At the Open Meeting, Commissioner Clark stated that he intends to remain at FERC for his full term and perhaps longer “depending on the circumstances.” Under amendments to the Department of Energy Organization Act, a Commissioner may serve past his or her term until a successor has been confirmed and taken oath, except that a Commissioner cannot serve beyond the end of the session of Congress in which such term expires.

An archived version of the Open Meeting is available here for 3 months following the January 21, 2016 meeting.