THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
CLINTON NAMES ELIZABETH ANNE MOLER AS COMMISSIONER FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION The White House announced today that President Clinton intends
to nominate Elizabeth Anne Moler to serve as commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She was designated Chair by President Clinton on February 5, 1993. She was first appointed to the Commission in 1988, and reappointed in 1991. Upon confirmation, the President intends to nominate Mrs. Moler as Chair of the Federal Energy Commission.
During her tenure, the Commission has successfully completed the restructuring of the natural gas industry under FERC'S landmark Order No. 636. The Commission has also implemented the Energy Policy Act of 1992, including its new open access and information requirements for electric utilities and oil pipeline rate reform provisions. The Commission has also begun issuing new licenses for the unprecedented number of hydroelectric facilities who licenses expired in 1993.
Before joining the commission, she was senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She joined the Committee staff in 1976 and worked for the late Senator Henry M. Jackson and Senator J. Bennett Johnston, the current Chairman. Her Capitol Hill experience dates to 1967.
Mrs. Moler attended The American University School of International Service, where she received a B.A. in international relations. She has a J.D. degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University.