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Trump's Perry Pick Heralds Fossil Fuel Revival At DOE

Law360, New York (December 13, 2016, 7:30 PM EST) -- The irony of Rick Perry's nomination to lead a U.S. Department of Energy he previously proposed to eliminate will grab headlines, but experts say the energy industry should consider the nomination a clear sign that the incoming Trump administration intends to shift the agency's energy development focus away from renewables and back toward fossil fuels.

In November 2011, Perry infamously forgot the DOE's name when he proposed to eliminate three federal agencies during a presidential debate. On Wednesday, President-elect Donald J. Trump officially picked the former Texas governor to serve as secretary of energy and lead an agency primarily tasked with...

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