FERC's Independence Under Threat, Ex-Commissioners Say
By Keith Goldberg (August 10, 2018, 9:18 PM EDT) -- Former members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are worried the White House is compromising the agency's historic independence amid reports that a U.S. Department of Energy official who pushed a controversial plan to aid coal and nuclear power plants is President Donald Trump's pick to fill a vacant commissioner slot and that FERC is already working with the administration on the issue.
Friday was Commissioner Robert Powelson's last day at FERC, and a recent report in Politico said that Bernard McNamee, the executive director of the DOE's office of policy, will be nominated to replace him.
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