"Emails Show Binz Asking BP Execs for Help With FERC Confirmation"

"The nominee for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman reached out to executives at oil giant BP PLC for help with the confirmation process, according to emails released yesterday by a conservative think tank opposing his nomination."

"Former Colorado energy regulator Ron Binz thanked three BP officials in a July 25 email, part of a packet of emails obtained by the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic and the Independence Institute in Colorado through a Freedom of Information Act request from FERC.

The emails were first reported last night in The Washington Times after Binz had finished a confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee."

Hannah Northey reports for E&E Daily September 18, 2013.

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Source: E&E Daily, 09/19/2013