As seen in The Washington Times
The independent energy commission overseeing the U.S. power sector is facing accusations of shielding public records to protect one of President Biden‘s top climate-change lieutenants and the agency’s leader.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has jurisdiction over power companies and natural gas pipelines, is in the midst of a monthslong lawsuit with the nonprofit Institute for Energy Research (IER) for its refusal to release documents under the Freedom of Information Act.
IER alleges it’s because FERC is protecting its chairman, Richard Glick.
Mr. Glick, a Democrat who’s been reappointed by Mr. Biden, has advanced the administration’s climate change priorities but faces an uncertain future.
His tenure expires at the end of the year unless Senate Energy Committee Chairman Joe Manchin III, who has traded barbs with Mr. Glick in the past over FERC’s anti-pipeline policies, advances his renomination.
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