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Arkansas Lawmakers Put Up Fight Against Clean Line’s Plains & Eastern Project

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Republican legislators in Arkansas are urging Rick Perry, the newly elected secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to “preserve states’ rights” and review Clean Line Energy Partners’ proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line project, a 700-mile transmission line that [Read More]

Perry’s Confirmation As DOE Head Faces Mixed Bag Of Reactions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

In a vote of 62-37, the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the 14th secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry succeeds Ernest Moniz, who was nominated as DOE secretary in 2013 under the [Read More]

Trump’s New Pick For DOE Secretary Faces Backlash

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

To the dismay of several clean energy and environmental groups, President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly appointing former Texas Gov. Rick Perry head of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry, a Republican, served as Texas’ governor from 2000 to 2015 [Read More]