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Jody Freeman

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Harvard Law Professor, Climate/Energy Expert, Former WH Official

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Seems worth saying that what FERC did yesterday in rejecting Perry’s highly dubious proposal to subsidize coal was fairly heroic especially in the current climate where good governance is on the defensive. Commissioners hewed to their mission and looked to facts. Deserve credit.
For more on FERC’s order today rejecting DOE proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power, see tweet thread from our own Director of Electicity Law, Ari Peskoe:
Today’s news on Trump admin’s effort to subsidize coal and nuclear power by paying it more: FERC rejects Rick Perry’s proposed rule and opens new proceeding to consider electricity system resilience broadly w no commitments to do anything specific. Seeks info from grid managers
Want to know which environmental rules are being rolled back? Follow new developments through Harvard Law's Regulatory Rollback Tracker, mentioned in today's NYT (woot woot!): Joe Goffman quoted on how Trump admin ignores legal process inviting challenge
Study shows Trump hasn't rolled back federal regulations nearly as much as he claims:  But deregulation can happen less visibly too, through lax enforcement, where agencies have broad discretion & courts tend to defer. See e.g. EPA:
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