05/01/17 Honorable Not Seeking Reappointment


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which can't meet because it has too many vacancies, soon will be losing another member. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette  reports Collette Honorable, the former Arkansas Public Service Commission chairman, says she won't be seeking reappointment to her job. Her term ends June 30.

The commission, which normally has five members, regulates the nation's natural-gas industry, hydro-power plants and interstate electric transmission. The panel needs at least three members to show up before it can formally meet and make major decisions. But with the departure in February of former Chairman Norman Bay, there are only two commissioners remaining.

The White House says several nominees will be offered soon.