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Willie Phillips's FERC Confirmation Raises Deep Concerns for Climate and Clean Energy

WASHINGTON -

Tonight Willie Phillips was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In response, Mitch Jones, Policy Director at Food & Water Watch issued the following statement:

“Willie Phillips has spent his career working on the side of the oil and gas industry and electric utility giants. We certainly hope he’ll prove that he’s finally seen the light, and recognized the inherent dangers to our climate and communities that continued tolerance for fossil fuels will bring. We need a clean energy champion at FERC, not the dirty energy status quo. We’ll be keeping a close eye on Phillips from day one of his term.”

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