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WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The main U.S. oil and gas lobbying group joined forces with 10 other energy industry groups on Monday to oppose a call by the U.S. Energy Secretary on federal regulators to offer incentives for struggling nuclear and coal power plants.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Friday called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue a rule within 60 days to give many coal and nuclear plants incentives for providing reliable electricity to the nation's grid.
The Trump administration has pushed a policy of "energy dominance" for energy companies to produce as much fossil fuel as possible to supply domestic markets and allies abroad. But the opposition to Perry's call by the 11 groups that include lobbyists for natural gas, solar and wind power, and power consumers, is an indication the Trump policy could put industries in direct competition with one another.
The American Petroleum Institute, the Natural Gas Supply Association, the American Wind Energy Association and eight other industry groups filed a motion at the FERC opposing Perry's request.
The motion says the deadlines in Perry's request for a so-called interim final rule are "wholly unreasonable and insufficient" and should be extended should FERC "decide to proceed with a rulemaking of this type at all." It calls for a 90-day comment period that should be followed by a conference for stakeholders to understand Perry's proposal and provide input. (Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Susan Thomas and Matthew Lewis)