FERC's Chatterjee Ties Demotion To Carbon-Pricing Support

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 6:20 PM EST) -- Neil Chatterjee, who was recently demoted from chairing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said Thursday it was likely his support for including state carbon-pricing programs in wholesale electricity markets that led President Donald Trump to strip him of the chairmanship, but he doesn't regret his decision.

During a lengthy speech at FERC's monthly open meeting — the first one presided over by his replacement, Chairman James Danly — Chatterjee, a Republican, touted his policy achievements during his more than two years as chairman.

That includes teaming with Democratic Commissioner Richard Glick last month to issue a proposed policy statement in which FERC declared...

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