Biden Faces FERC With GOP Majority, Limiting Climate Policy Options

November 20, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden will take office likely facing a Republican majority on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the Senate is poised to approve two Trump nominees to the panel, a move that would likely limit the incoming administration’s near-term options to impose carbon-reduction requirements for the energy sector. One day after the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Nov. 18 cleared the two nominees, a major coalition of energy industry and labor groups wrote to Senate Republican and...

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