Although four out of the five regulators on the panel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission were appointed directly by President Trump himself, they have shown that they aren’t merely obsequious Trump servants. The panel shut down a plan that would have subsidized coal and nuclear plants, which would have raised cost for consumers. This is a victory for clean air, as Bloomberg tweets, and also, a beautiful slight to Donald Trump. Hooray!
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) January 8, 2018
To clarify, four of five members of this energy regulatory panel were appointed by Trump. All five members rejected his plan to subsidize coal and nuclear power. https://t.co/WACYQM0MXZ
— Curtis Tate (@tatecurtis) January 8, 2018
Some times ideas are so bad that even partisan politics can't win. https://t.co/oGS0k6Ft3k
— Mark Jaffe (@ByMarkJaffe) January 9, 2018
In no uncertain terms, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today confirmed that our country cannot afford to go back in time and continue using dirty and expensive power plants.
This is a defeat for the Trump Admin, and a victory for the American people and our planet. https://t.co/ZNbMgBwOXU
— Xavier Becerra (@AGBecerra) January 9, 2018
Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan for coal and nuclear subsidies was rejected by regulators, a blow to President Trump’s coal revival push https://t.co/r95dZfnFEg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 8, 2018