Tony Clark participated in his last open meeting as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday. A former chairman of the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC), Clark was nominated to FERC by President Obama and was sworn in to fill a Republican seat at the Commission in 2012 (see Daily GPI, June 18, 2012). He was nominated to serve the balance of the term that was vacated by former Commissioner Marc Spitzer. He is a past president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1994 to 1997. Clark first announced that he would not seek reappointment in January (see Daily GPI, Aug. 8, Jan. 21). On Thursday, he said his last official day on the job will be Sept. 30. With Clark's exit, FERC, which can have as many as five commissioners, will have only three, all of them Democrats: Chairman Norman Bay, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur and Commissioner Colette Honorable.
Corri Feige, director of the Alaska Division of Oil and Gas (DOG), intends to step down effective Oct. 3, according to a report in the Alaska Dispatch News. "This decision has been incredibly difficult for me, but opportunity rarely knocks at convenient times and in this instance, I have got to open that door," Feige said in an email to DOG colleagues on Tuesday, according to the report. Feige previously held management positions at Pioneer Natural Resources and Linc Energy, and owned a consulting group involved in energy projects. She has a degree in geophysical engineering from the Montana School of Mines.