NARUC President Powelson: Obama’s Energy Mandates are Toast

Robert Powelson

Rob Powelson is a member of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC). At one point, under then-Gov. Tom Corbett, Powelson was the PUC Chairman (see PA’s PUC Pro-Drilling Chairman Powelson Leads Mid-Atlantic Group). After Democrat Tom Wolf was elected as governor, he replaced Powelson with Gladys Brown as Chairwoman (see Anti-Drillers Cheer PA Gov Wolf’s New Appointment to Head PUC). However, Powelson remains on the PUC as a member. He’s one of the good guys–someone who supports shale energy. As we reported in November, Rob’s stature and reputation dramatically increased, yet again. He was elected as the next president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, or NARUC (see PA PUC Commissioner Rob Powelson Elected as President of NARUC). He is serving a one-year term. It is not a full-time gig–he remains a commissioner with the PA PUC. NARUC is about to hold it’s annual winter meeting–the first big meet since Powelson began serving as president. Ahead of that meeting, Powelson was interviewed by the Washington Examiner. His comments are enlightening. Essentially, Powelson says Obama’s climate regulations (including the odious Clean Power Plan) are toast. Here’s what a common sense, shale-supporting intelligent person had to say about the end of Obama’s reign of environmental terror…

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