Don Santa, president and chief executive officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today lauded the White House for announcing its intent to nominate Rich Glick as a commissioner to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission:
“INGAA’s applauds the announcement of President Trump’s intent to nominate Richard Glick to be a member of the FERC. We respect Glick’s depth of experience and subject-matter expertise, and urge the president to follow up soon with a formal nomination. It is our hope that nominating Glick for the soon-to-be-open Democratic seat will facilitate a bipartisan agreement in the Senate on restoring a quorum at FERC.
“We estimate that about $14 billion in private capital – ready to be deployed on energy infrastructure projects – is being held on the sidelines while FERC lacks a quorum and cannot act on major projects.
“The president, and many members of Congress, have stressed the economic importance of developing infrastructure across America. Natural gas pipelines are a form of infrastructure built with private capital, rather than government funds. To build this infrastructure, we need a functioning FERC to act on pending natural gas infrastructure projects of national importance. The nomination of Glick – and the other two nominees awaiting a Senate confirmation vote – is a step toward improving the nation’s energy infrastructure.”