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FERC Chairman’s Absence Coincides with Troubled Times at Agency (Corrected)

Sept. 20, 2018, 4:49 PMUpdated: Sept. 20, 2018, 11:50 PM

Kevin McIntyre, the head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, missed an agency meeting for the first time since taking the gavel, citing health issues. Republican Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, who served as interim chairman before McIntyre’s appointment, led the Sept. 20 meeting.

“While my health issue has impacted my mobility, it has not impacted my ability to get the commission’s work done,” McIntyre said in a statement read by Chatterjee. “I am proud to report the commission continues to move full steam ahead on all fronts.” The commission has issued 151 orders since the July meeting, ...