December 14, 2018  
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Stop climate denier appointment
Stop climate denier appointment
Keep a climate change denying, fossil fuel industry pawn out of federal office. Demand Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Angus King vote NO on Bernard McNamee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

McNamee is a long time fossil fuel industry insider who led Texas’s lawsuit against the lifesaving Clean Power Plan, which set the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants. More recently, he tried to get taxpayers to foot the bill for Donald Trump’s coal plant bailout scheme while working at the U.S. Department of Energy.1

The day after Thanksgiving, thirteen federal agencies and 300 scientists came together to release the National Climate Assessment, which warned that our planet could be warming faster than previously estimated.2

One of the best solutions we have to counter the catastrophic effects of climate change is to quickly move from dirty fossil fuel energy to powering our nation with 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

We must do everything we can to reach that goal, but Trump's nominee to the FERC -- an independent regulatory body that ensures reliable and affordable energy for people across the country -- could seriously slow our progress.

The catastrophic effects of climate change could jeopardize our very way of life and cost our nation billions of dollars, according to the new report.

McNamee is the wrong person to fill an open seat on an independent federal body charged with steering our energy future and protecting ratepayers.

McNamee's pro-pollution bias is terrible news for clean energy, and if he's confirmed by the Senate, he'll likely be a rubber stamp for more dangerous fracked gas pipelines and coal and nuclear plant bailouts. This will give Trump and his fossil fuel allies one more person on the inside to lock in bad climate and energy policies.

Demand our senators protect our future by opposing McNamee!

The SierraRise team

References:
1. Lauren Lantry, "McNamee Video Reminds Everyone Why He Can’t Be Unbiased at FERC," Sierra Club, November 20, 2018.
2. "Fourth National Climate Assessment," U.S. Global Change Research Program, November 23, 2018.

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (Archive on Thursday, January 3, 2019)
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