BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark has been onfirmed for a spot on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The Washington agency oversees the nation's electric transmission network and natural gas pipelines.
Clark has been a North Dakota utility regulator for almost a dozen years. He had already planned to leave the North Dakota PSC this year. His six-year term is ending, and the Republican Clark wasn't running for re-election.
Clark says he'll resign from the PSC after he's sworn in. He says that could be within a few weeks. Gov. Jack Dalrymple will have to appoint Clark's successor.
The Public Service Commission has three Republican members. The other two are Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk. They're opposing each other in the Republican primary to run for the U.S. House.