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July 13, 2024

Joe Manchin

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Senate Energy Committee Advances Biden’s FERC Nominees
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced all three of President Joe Biden’s nominees to FERC with broad margins in a business meeting.
Senate ENR Committee
Manchin not Ready to Give up on Bipartisan Permitting Bill
Sen. Joe Manchin rebuffed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's assertion that permitting reform was dead in the current Congress during an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on load growth from data centers.
FERC
FERC Issues Transmission Rule Without ROFR Changes, Christie’s Vote
FERC issued Order 1920, its long-awaited final rule on long-term regional transmission planning and cost allocation, but it could not fulfill hopes for a unanimous vote.
Western Area Power Administration
White House CEQ Finalizes NEPA Changes, Rolls Back Trump Rule
The White House Council on Environmental Quality finalized a rule meant to modernize the federal environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act.
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3 FERC Nominees Quizzed by Senators in Hearing Short on Fireworks
The three nominees to be FERC commissioners faced questions from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in a hearing that was light on fireworks.
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Biden Names 3 Nominees to Give FERC 5 Members Again
President Biden announced three FERC nominees, which would bring the agency back to a full complement of five members even after Commissioner Allison Clements leaves.
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Manchin, Phillips Discuss Expanding the Grid at NARUC
Both FERC Chairman Willie Phillips and Sen. Joe Manchin want to pass policies this year that speed up the roll out of transmission, they said at the NARUC conference.
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Biden Drops ‘Acting’ from Phillips’ Title; Clements to Leave at End of Term
President Joe Biden removed “acting” before FERC Chair Willie Phillips’ title, as Commissioner Allison Clements announced she would not seek a second term.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
DOE Official Defends LNG Approval Pause at Senate Hearing

A Department of Energy official defended the Biden administration’s pause on processing LNG export facilities at a Senate hearing.

DOE
Can DOE Accelerate US Energy Transition as 2024 Election Looms?

DOE is focused on reshaping the U.S. energy landscape, but officials may have only another year to build the momentum needed to make any potential Republican rollbacks unpopular and unlikely.


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