THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM L. MASSEY AS COMMISSIONER ON THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate William L. Massey to serve as Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Mr. William L. Massey, of Little Rock, Arkansas, has served as an FERC Commissioner since 1993. Prior to serving the administration, Mr. Massey worked as a federal legislative and regulatory attorney with Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard. His practice focused primarily on energy and environmental areas. From 1981 to 1989, Mr. Massey was Chief Counsel and Legislative Director to Senator Dale Bumpers.
Mr. Massey received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the Ouachita Baptist University in 1970, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas Law School in 1973, and a Masters of Law from Georgetown University Law School.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is responsible for setting rates and charges for the transportation and sale of natural gas and for the transmission and sale of electricity and the licensing of hydroelectric power projects. The Commission establishes rate charges for the transportation of oil by pipeline as well as the valuation of pipelines.