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 …
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