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Chuck Kennedy

On Monday, over 130 DC guests joined Axios Energy Reporter Amy Harder for a conversation on energy policies and priorities under President Trump. She broke down the latest with:

  • T.H. Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Mr. Ben Geman, Energy Reporter, Axios
  • Mr. Nick Loris, Research Fellow, Energy and Environment, The Heritage Foundation
  • T.H. Paul D. Tonko, Congressman, New York 20th Congressional District, Ranking Member, House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment
On a conservative approach to climate change, Mr. Loris says: "It would be nice if somewhere in the middle between 'climate change is a hoax' and 'the Statue of Liberty will be underwater tomorrow' there can be a practical conversation."Chuck Kennedy
Rep. Paul Tonko explains why businesses should want to address climate change: "When you rely on science and you address climate change, you can advance an industry with good-paying jobs and a competitive outcome for consumers."Chuck Kennedy
"We need a national energy policy from Congress," Commissioner Chatterjee tells Amy, citing that Congress hasn't passed a major energy bill in over a decade.Chuck Kennedy
Amy and Ben close out the event discussing "Why It Matters".Chuck Kennedy
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this early morning event at the Newseum. Chuck Kennedy

Thank you Exelon for sponsoring this event.

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Federal judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA

DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18. Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children a chance to petition for protection from deportation.

Why it matters: DACA was implemented under former President Obama, but President Trump has sought to undo the program since taking office. Friday’s ruling will require Department of Homeland Security officers to begin accepting applications starting Monday and guarantee that work permits are valid for two years.

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Bay Area counties to enact stay-at-home order ahead of state mandate

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Counties around the San Francisco Bay Area will adopt California’s new regional stay-at-home order amid surges in cases and ICU hospitalizations, health officials said Friday.

The big picture: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a three-week stay-at-home order on Thursday that would go into effect in regions with less than 15% ICU capacity. Despite the Bay Area’s current 25.3% ICU capacity, health officials from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco and the city of Berkeley are moving ahead with a shelter-in-place mandate in the hopes of reducing risk.