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Perry’s Coal Plan Unites Energy Lobbyists

A bid to subsidize coal and nuclear plants draws ire from oil and renewables

In his 20 years of promoting renewable energy in Washington, Gregory Wetstone has made common cause with a range of special interest groups—environmentalists, power utilities, even a handful of natural gas producers. President Donald Trump’s efforts to bail out the coal industry led Wetstone, the head of the American Council on Renewable Energy, to find a new partner: Big Oil.

On Sept. 29, Energy Secretary Rick Perry released a plan to overhaul the country’s power markets by subsidizing coal and nuclear plants. Within hours

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