Amid Climate Debates, Biden Picks D.C. Utility Regulator For FERC Seat

September 9, 2021
President Joe Biden is planning to nominate Willie Phillips, the chairman of the District of Columbia Public Service Commission (DCPSC), to sit on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a move that would give Democrats a majority on the panel amid major climate policy debates in the power and natural gas sectors. If confirmed by the Senate, Phillips would give Democrats a 3-2 edge on FERC, which is currently operating with an even partisan split among its four members after...

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