The US House of Representatives will flip to Democratic control, returning split government to Washington and likely changing the energy policy debate in Washington, major media outlets reported late Tuesday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now President Donald Trump’s efforts to turn back regulations of his predecessor Barack Obama related to climate change and air and water controls are likely to face increased oversight. Some Trump administration appointees, such as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, could face aggressive investigation by a Democratic-controlled legislative body with powerful subpoena powers. Even if they temper the impulse to badger the administration through oversight, with the 2020 elections in sight Democrats will have the chance to pitch legislation to showcase their own priorities on energy. The odds of major legislation are, for the most part, complicated by divided government. Infrastructure legislation might still emerge as area […]

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