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Loose Change: Trump drops FERC pick over coal bailout opposition

March 20, 2019
The Trump administration has reportedly dropped its intent to nominate former Energy Department (DOE) official David Hill to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), amid complaints from the coal sector that he opposed long-stalled efforts by the White House to prop up struggling coal power plants. DOE early in the Trump administration floated a plan to reward coal and other “baseload” plants for their grid “resilience” attributes, though FERC unanimously rejected it. It and several other agencies have since been...

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