Hoeven Statement Following Commissioner Tony Clark's Announcement That He Will Not Seek Another Term at the FERC

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after Commissioner Tony Clark announced he would not seek another term on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):

“Commissioner Tony Clark, a native North Dakotan, brought an understanding of the complexities of the energy industry and the needs of the American people to the FERC. He was the right person at the right time for the job, and provided invaluable insights and expertise to the position. I worked closely with Tony in his role as a commissioner on the state Public Service Commission during my terms as governor, and I was pleased to work to help secure his nomination‎ to the FERC in 2012. Though he will step down at the end of his term, he will continue to lend his outstanding talents to the FERC until then. I am certain he will bring his keen intellect and good judgement to a new worthwhile endeavor, and I wish him and his family the best as they begin the next chapter in their lives.”