States fight for clean energy rights

Source: By Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner • Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A coalition of 11 Democratic attorneys general sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday calling on it to recognize the rights of states like theirs to set clean energy policy.

“Now, more than ever, it is essential for the states and the Commission to work together to ensure that the Commission’s actions advance, not impede, state policies and prerogatives,” wrote attorneys general Maura Healey of Massachusetts, Xavier Becerra of California, William Tong of Connecticut, and others.

The letter comes as FERC is reviewing a new rule proposed by PJM, the country’s largest grid operator, that could undermine Democratic state policies designed to subsidize clean energy.