Arlington VA; January 24, 2012 – Today, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Glenn English applauded the Obama administration’s announcement that the President intends to nominate Tony Clark to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Clark currently serves as Chairman of North Dakota’s Public Service Commission and is a former president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
“Tony Clark is an excellent candidate for nomination to FERC. As a member, and Chairman, of North Dakota’s Public Service Commission, Tony has demonstrated that he understands the challenges electric cooperatives and other utilities are facing today, and his service as president of NARUC will bring a valuable perspective to the Commission. NRECA looks forward to working with Tony upon his confirmation,” said English.
The White House announced the President’s intention to nominate Tony Clark to FERC yesterday. Clark’s nomination was recommended by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.