Trump picks Rick Perry to lead Energy Department

by Timothy Cama |
December 13, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is planning to nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to lead the Department of Energy, a transition official tells The Hill.

If the Senate confirms Perry as secretary of Energy, he would oversee a department whose main missions include research on emerging energy technologies, regulating energy efficiency, managing the nation’s nuclear weapons and building nuclear reactors for Navy vessels.

The Energy Department in the coming years faces numerous challenges regarding the future of nuclear energy, including whether to continue working toward a nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain that nuclear power producers say they need in order to keep operating.

Perry would replace Ernest Moniz, a nuclear physicist who has been Energy secretary under Obama since 2013. Moniz’s predecessor under Obama, Stephen Chu, was also a scientist, so Perry would break the tradition Obama set to put scientists in charge at DOE.

The former governor famously forgot the name of the Energy Department in a 2011 Republican presidential primary debate.

13 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Bob says:

    Interesting pick, and in keeping with his leaning to put people in Departments they seem to be against. Perry wanted to do away with the DOE so maybe he can make it into a function department that helps, rather than hurts, the populace. Same with the EPS. We’ll see how it goes.

  • Tiger says:

    I really like this man. I have heard many of his speeches he is so intelligent just doesn’t transfer to the debate stage. I understand Trump’s team has asked the Department of Energy for all it’s list of times and meetings on Climate Change and other documents and they are refusing. Silly rabbits they are government employees so they can kiss their asses goodbye for this kind of action. I think people don’t get it, Trump is going to be their president.

    1. ArcticGrayling says:

      Hopefully part of the swamp draining.

      1. Tiger says:

        Lots to clog up the drain. Will take some plunging and unplugging to continue to drain.

  • David Hummel says:

    By the looks of things and the choices he is making, if President Trumps administration is in place right away there should be no problem in repairing the damage done to the country in the past eight years. It is so refreshing to see the commucrats out of power. Thank you God for removing these Godless evil people and help guide President Trump through out the reversal of the unconstitutional acts done by these terrorists that took over of our country, and please help him to reform the indoctrination camps and turn them back into Halls of Learning for are children and grandchildren, Amen.

    1. Tiger says:

      Yepper we came close to the abyss and Americans woke up always late but they did wake up. The more recounts they do the more votes they find for Trump.

      All this other hooey they are pulling my X and I are Military and he reminded me today that the Electorate cannot get briefed they don’t have Secret Clearances and believe me they don’t hand those out like candy so this is getting interesting.

      1. American Me says:

        Just in the nick of time to save America.Too close for comfort if you ask me.If it had gone the other way America as we know and love it would have been gone.

        1. Tiger says:

          The Wikileaks were indeed “Explosive” and ” Interesting” showing all the plans laid out Hillary was a demon and she has been since young. She wrote letters to Alinsky when she was a young Activist and he dedicated his book to Satan. What more do people need to understand anyone who admires Alinsky or Communism is not a good choice.

          Here is a new site, sponsored by an American beautifully laid out starting with the most damaging 100 emails, with an introduction to each set and I surely hope you will share since you are one of the very informed posters around and I feel sure you have many contacts. These email need to go viral.

        2. Tiger says:

          The emails showed the intent to keep the populace dumb and we were well on that road. Here from the site I gave you explaining the emails and also the emails themselves can be seen.

    2. Tiger says:

      Here is the Final Solution they had in place for all of us and it surely explains all the flood of refugees Cameron, Merkel, Obama, Trudeau, Hollander and so many others were allowing in their countries.

    3. REM says:

      David, love you comments. I continue to pray we can save the country but we must remember some establishment republicans will try to block our path.

      1. American Me says:

        I agree with both you and David.There are some Republicans who will try to stop Trump,like McCain,McConnell,Graham and maybe Paul Ryan and a few other RINO’S..He may need our letters and phone calls to our members of congress to convince them to help or lose our vote next time.So keep those phones,tablets and keyboards handy. Lets all help Make America Great Again……….

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