From E&E News:

“It’s clear that Chairman Chatterjee’s pursuit of a carbon pricing dialogue and Order 2222 was a bridge too far for the Oval Office,” said Devin Hartman, a former FERC employee who now heads energy and environmental policy at the libertarian R Street Institute. “Despite warnings from conservative leaders, Chairman Chatterjee stuck to his convictions on carbon pricing. He knew the risks of pursuing this in an election year for a climate-skeptic president, and he’ll wear this as a badge of honor that demonstrated his independence.”

An administrative source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that Chatterjee’s policy direction, which diverged from Trump’s energy agenda, along with his “attention-seeking got him on the White House’s radar.” For example, the commission released a video last May in which a series of FERC employees praised the chairman.

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