Last week MDN told you the rumor that Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Kevin McIntyre would like step down due to “health issues” (see Rumor: FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre to Step Down). Indeed it has happened. In a letter dated yesterday, McIntyre announced he is stepping down as Chairman but will remain (for now) on the board–which is good news. If he also resigned from the board, we’d have two Democrats (who vote against most pipeline projects) and one Republican–Neil Chatterjee. With McIntyre’s announcement, President Trump officially elevated Chatterjee into becoming the full, permanent Chairman of FERC.