Donald Trump has selected former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy. This choice is going to drive the left crazy as Perry is a climate change skeptic. He has also been skeptical of the Department of Energy over the years which makes him a perfect choice to lead it!
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Donald Trump Picks Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as Energy Secretary
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to lead the Energy Department, according to two transition officials, selecting a climate skeptic who led the nation’s biggest energy-producing state for nearly 15 years.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Perry would add a steadfast conservative politician to Mr. Trump’s cabinet and would lead a sprawling agency that safeguards the country’s nuclear arsenal and directs federal research on energy technologies…
Mr. Perry has been a reliable backer of GOP energy policies, supporting the Keystone XL pipeline and other priorities of the oil and natural gas industries. Perhaps more than other Republicans, though, he has also shown he backs renewable energy, in particular wind.
In 2005 as governor, Mr. Perry signed legislation that required Texas to dramatically increase its dependence on renewable energy. Along with being the biggest producer of both oil and natural gas, Texas also produces the most wind energy, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the statistical arm of the Energy Department.
Perry was an extremely effective governor and will be a great addition to Trump’s team.
Trump is making excellent choices!