"Lawmakers Slam DOE’s Proposal To Help Coal, Nuclear Power"

"Lawmakers used a Thursday hearing with Energy Secretary Rick Perry to criticize his recent proposal to prop up coal and nuclear plants with higher payments for their electricity.

Numerous Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s energy subpanel, and one Republican, said the plan would be unnecessarily disruptive to energy market and prop up power plants that aren't competitive.

“You are distorting the market, damaging the environment and delivering preferential treatment to favored industries,” Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J.), the top Democrat on the full committee, told Perry."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill October 12, 2017.


"Odd Mix of Industry, Environmentalists Fight Trump Coal, Nuclear Plan" (AP)

Source: The Hill, 10/13/2017