Posted December 17, 2018 In Op-eds

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

After a Dec. 6 vote in the Senate, Bernard McNamee was narrowly confirmed as the newest member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). McNamee’s career includes extensive experience in energy policy through both his law career and work at the Department of Energy.

Even so, his nomination process sparked a firestorm of controversy.

The nomination fight in D.C. really isn’t just about this appointment; it’s due to the Trump administration’s attempts to throw subsidy lifelines to failing coal plants …

Read the full piece as it was published by The Daily Caller.