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Washington, May 9, 2017:
US President Trump Announces the appointment of NRI Neil Chatterjee to reshape Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Neil Chatterjee who is energy policy advisor to United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, was appointed a key position to oversees electricity, natural gas and oil at the national level under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
FERC’s mission to assist consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects.
Befrore this appointment, Chatterjee served as the Leader’s liaison to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Nutrition.
Over the years he has played an integral role in the passage of major highway and farm policy and he’s been a leader in the energy policy space shepherding efforts to combat cumbersome regulation and most recently working to lift the decades old ban on US crude oil exports. Prior to serving Leader McConnell Neil worked as a Principal in Government Relations for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and as an aide to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce of Ohio. He began his career in Washington with the House Committee on Ways and Means.
In January, 2017, President Trump also named one NRI Ajit Pai, 44, the FCC’s 34th chairman who served on the Commission since 2012.....READ
Trump appoints Indian American Neil Chatterjee to key energy post
Washington, May 9 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has appointed Neil Chatterjee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees electricity, natural gas and oil at the national level.
Chatterjee will play a key role in Trump's programme to reshape energy policy, most of which is opposed by environmentalists and Democrats, if his appointment is confirmed by the Senate.
He is the second Indian American to be appointed by Trump to a major regulatory position with a controversial mission.
The other is Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, who is spearheading the administration's drive to end net neutrality, a policy that prevents internet service providers from giving special treatment to preferred web companies.
Chatterjee held the influential position of energy policy advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and helped shape energy legislation.
His work backed the Senator's campaign against regulations to restrict use of coal for electricity generation.
A lawyer by training, he started as an intern with the House Works and Means Committee.
Between his stints on Congressional staff, he has been a lobbyist for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Chatterjee, 40, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where his parents worked in cancer research. He is married with two sons and a daughter.
Among issues he will likely deal with are Trump's plans to allow the construction of the Keystone pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada to Texas in the US, which was stopped by former President Barack Obama, and several gas pipeline projects.