FERC’s Clark Won’t Seek Reappointment when Term Ends

January 2016, Vol. 243, No. 1

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Tony Clark says he won’t seek reappointment when his term ends June 30.

The Republican made the announcement on his Twitter account Thursday, and his staff confirmed his intention. The federal agency regulates utilities, power generators and pipelines.

Clark was a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission before President Barack Obama nominated him for one of two GOP spots on the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Clark joined the federal agency in Washington in 2012.

Clark served on the North Dakota PSC for almost 12 years after first being elected in 2000. The state commission oversees utilities and pipelines in North Dakota, the nation’s second-top oil producing state.

Clark is a former North Dakota state lawmaker and labor commissioner.

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