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Trump Demoted Key Energy Panel Chair Who Suggested Action on Climate Change

Bracewell’s Christine Wyman recently discussed with The Washington Post how a Joe Biden administration could use the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as a potential tool to combat climate change.

“Without the control of the Senate, which it looks likely he won’t have, Biden is likely to look to FERC and its Democratic chair to achieve many of his climate and energy goals,” said Wyman.

FERC is an independent agency that regulates a broad portfolio of activities, including the electricity grid and interstate natural gas pipelines. Many experts regard the agency, which has a low profile compared to the Environmental Protection Agency and other bureaus, as key to cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.

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