North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark has been confirmed for a spot on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark has been confirmed for a spot on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The Washington agency oversees the nation's electric transmission network and natural gas pipelines.
Clark has been a North Dakota utility regulator for almost a dozen years. He had already planned to leave the North Dakota PSC this year. His six-year term is ending, and the Republican Clark wasn't running for re-election.
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says the Senate confirmed Clark for the FERC opening Thursday night. President Barack Obama nominated Clark for the position, and Senate approval was required.
The Public Service Commission has three Republican members. The other two are Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk. They're opposing each other in the Republican primary to run for the U.S. House.
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