Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Rejects Trump’s Plan to Bolster Coal & Nuclear Plants

HeadlineJan 09, 2018
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Back in the United States, in an unexpected move, the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected the Trump administration’s proposal to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants. Trump has repeatedly promised to bolster coal production and the number of coal jobs in the United States. But his plan to do so, which was outlined last fall by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, has faced widespread opposition from not only environmentalists but also a wide array of corporate interests, including Dow Chemical and Koch Industries. Multiple former energy commission chairs have also criticized the plan, saying it would raise electricity prices across the Northeast and Midwest.

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