FERC Seeks Delay In Considering Trump Coal, Nuclear Bailout

"The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is seeking a 30-day extension in the agency’s timeline to consider a proposal to prop up coal and nuclear power plants.

FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre sent the request late Thursday to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who in late September asked FERC to implement the policy within a two-month timeline.

McIntyre’s request came hours after he was sworn in as a commissioner and four days before the deadline Perry imposed."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill December 8, 2017.

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"Bob Murray Had Early Access To Rick Perry To Share Coal Plan" (Politico)

"An American Energy Plan Straight From Coal Country" (Washington Post)

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"FERC Commissioners Received Free Travel to Secretive Beach Conference, Organized by FirstEnergy Board Member" (Energy and Policy Institute)

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Source: The Hill, 12/11/2017