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Energy Secretary Rick Perry Reportedly Planning to Resign

HeadlineApr 18, 2019

Bloomberg News is reporting that former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry is planning to leave his post as secretary of the Department of Energy, where he worked to speed coal, oil, gas and nuclear production while slashing federal funds for research and development into renewable energy. In 2012, Perry infamously forgot the name of the Department of Energy as he proposed abolishing three federal agencies during a Republican presidential debate. He was later tapped by President Trump to lead one of the agencies he wanted to do away with.

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