Obama's DOE Pick May Raise Hackles Among Fossil Fuel Foes

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 6:45 PM EST) -- In nominating physicist Ernest Moniz to head the U.S. Department of Energy, President Barack Obama has tapped a politically savvy scientist who shares his "all-of-the-above" energy development strategy, though attorneys say Moniz's public embrace of hydraulic fracturing and nuclear energy will vex lawmakers and environmental groups pressuring the agency to ditch its support of nonrenewables.

Moniz, who heads the Energy Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and serves on Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, was the associate director of the White House...
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