Rick Perry is Secretary of the Department of Energy.
|2016.12.13||Trump picks ex-governor of Texas Rick Perry for Energy Secretary nytimes.com (See also Department of Energy)|
|2016.12.14||U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issues statement criticizing Rick Perry appointment murray.senate.gov (See also Department of Energy)|
|2017.01.19||Energy Department nominee Rick Perry, who'd previously called climate change a "contrived, phony mess," said he now believes human-made climate change exists. reuters.com (See also RIck Perry, Department of Energy)|
|2017.06.15||The Energy Department is closing an office that works with other countries to develop clean energy technology, another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on climate-related activities after its withdrawal from the Paris agreement this month. nytimes.com (See also Climate Change, Environment, Department of Energy)|
|2017.06.19||Like EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe CO2 emissions from human activity are the primary driver of climate change. cnbc.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Climate Change, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency)|
This is, of course, at odds with at odds with the EPA, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
|2017.06.30||EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is leading a formal initiative to challenge mainstream climate science. eenews.net (See also Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change, Scott Pruitt)|
|2017.11.02||Energy Secretary Rick Perry suggested Thursday that expanding the use of fossil fuels could help prevent sexual assault. thehill.com (See also Administration Errors, Department of Energy)|
|2017.11.03||Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization. nytimes.com (See also Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Assaults on Facts)|
|2018.01.02||The Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts to the Energy Department’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, slashing them by 72 percent overall in fiscal 2019. washingtonpost.com (See also Department of Energy, Climate Change, Environment)|