Perry Should Seize Opportunity to be Secretary of Clean Energy

WASHINGTON (March 2, 2017) – The Senate today confirmed Rick Perry as Energy Secretary. 


The following is a statement by Kit Kennedy, director of the Energy and Transportation Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council:


“Rick Perry is known for rejecting scientific findings.  He'll now head a research agency and control our nuclear stockpile.  He'll need to embrace science, or he could put our safety at risk.  Perry's known for ties to dirty energy.  Now, he has the chance to put clean energy and energy efficiency first.  These money-saving, job-creating policies benefit all Americans--just like the wind power that swept through Texas while he was governor.”


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