A nominee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission played a part in the Trump administration’s plan to bail out struggling coal-fired power plants. That nominee, Bernard McNamee faced tough questions Thursday from Senators during his confirmation hearing.
If confirmed, McNamee would join four other commissioners at FERC. The independent agency regulates the sale and transmission of electricity, as well as interstate oil and natural gas pipelines.
McNamee has a long history of working on energy issues, both in the private and public sectors.