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Democrats Say Energy Regulator Moving Backward on Climate Change

Democrats Say Energy Regulator Moving Backward on Climate Change

Just weeks after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission launched a sweeping review of its natural gas pipeline policy, its members are again split on the extent to which they should take climate
Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants

Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants

The White House’s plan to bail out America’s coal country has been shot down -- by the very energy regulators that President Donald Trump appointed last year.
Trump Appointee Who Wanted to Help Coal Gets Coal for Christmas

Trump Appointee Who Wanted to Help Coal Gets Coal for Christmas

Despite months of trying, Republican Neil Chatterjee never did manage to pass a rule to save struggling coal plants by the end of his stint leading the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. As
Trump’s Coal Man Is Racing Against the Clock to Bail Out Plants

Trump’s Coal Man Is Racing Against the Clock to Bail Out Plants

President Donald Trump is on the verge of subsidizing coal plants that would otherwise be driven out of business by cheaper, cleaner natural gas.
How McConnell May Have Inadvertently Undercut the Coal Industry

How McConnell May Have Inadvertently Undercut the Coal Industry

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of coal’s best friends, but he may have undercut the industry by rushing through the confirmation of two energy regulators.