Franken Takes Key Energy Subcommittee Post In Senate

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 7:50 PM EST) -- Sen. Al Franken took the helm of an influential Senate energy panel Wednesday, a position the Minnesota Democrat says he’ll use to promote renewable energy projects and energy efficiency.

 

Franken, the junior senator in his state, will replace Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., as chairman of the energy subcommittee within the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee.

The subcommittee has jurisdiction over new energy technologies, U.S. Department of Energy laboratories, global climate change and energy conservation, as well as aspects of the nuclear and fossil fuel...
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