DOE Names Head For Native American Energy Office

Law360, New York (September 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has tapped Steven J. Morello to serve as the director of a new office at the agency focused on energy policy, development, planning and education for Native American tribes.

The Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs was authorized by Congress two years ago as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Congress signed off on $200 million over 10 years to finance the development of tribal energy resources through a system of grants and loans.

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