Monday, July 17, 2017

$14B in pipelines are on hold until some of Trump’s nominees are confirmed


At Hot Air | by JAZZ Shaw

We recently talked about the obstructionist “long game” that Chuck Schumer has been running on all of President Trump’s nominees, insisting on filing cloture motions on each one and employing other tactics to delay the process. These attempted appointments mostly attract media attention when it’s for the top level positions, but some of the underlying ones are also critical for normal infrastructure operations.

For a prime example, there is currently only one member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) which is supposed to have five people onboard. As the Houston Chronicle reported last week, this means that no new pipeline projects can receive final approval at this time and there are a lot of them, er… in the pipeline, if you’ll pardon the pun.

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