13 Nov '17, 10am

Tension Rise as Federal Decision on Coal Protections Looms

Tension Rise as Federal Decision on Coal Protections Looms

What a mess Energy Secretary Rick Perry dumped into the lap of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Perry has taken a lot of heat for proposing new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, but go-ahead has to come from FERC . The decision is not expected until December 11, and meanwhile the tension is mounting to a fever pitch. FOIAs filed over coal protections Perry’s new proposal would essentially create new subsidies for outdated coal and nuclear power plants by requiring power plants to keep a 90 day supply of raw material on site. And no, the sun doesn’t count. The pushback has been fierce. In one recent development, on November 9 a group of environmental organizations filed Freedom of Information Act papers with both FERC and the Energy Department. According to the Sierra Club, among others, the Perry proposal could “force electricity customers to ba...

Full article: https://www.triplepundit.com/2017/11/tension-rise-federal...

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