As McNamee Advances to FERC, a Challenge Emerges to His Role in the Coal and Nuclear Bailout Debate

By [email protected] As Bernard McNamee moves closer to being confirmed to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, critics of the Trump administration are demanding that he recuse himself from voting on the Trump administration coal and nuclear bailout plan McNamee helped write.

On Wednesday, McNamee won a U.S. Senate procedural vote that moved him one step closer to joining FERC’s five-member commission, despite vocal opposition from Democratic senators who say his long-time work on behalf of fossil fuel interests, and his public statements opposing renewable energy and denying climate change, should disqualify him from the position.

Wednesday’s vote clears McNamee to face a

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