FERC Can't Carry Water For Trump Agenda: Commissioner

Law360 (October 30, 2018, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration's desire to prop up struggling coal and nuclear power plants shouldn't be fulfilled at the expense of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's long-standing reputation as an independent, nonpartisan regulator, Commissioner Richard Glick said Tuesday.

President Donald Trump ordered Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in June to take steps to support nuclear power plants after FERC rejected a previous bailout request from the U.S. Department of Energy, raising concern over FERC's independence. Those concerns only grew after reports that FERC Chief of Staff and former White House adviser Anthony Pugliese told the American Nuclear Society that FERC was working...

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