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Trump’s Picks Signal Push for American Energy Boom

by Jim Stinson | Updated 13 Dec 2016 at 8:58 AM President-Elect Donald Trump’s selection of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state indicates the next administration will be more focused on energy than perhaps any other in recent U.S. history. The choice, despite hand-wringing from Democratic critics such as former New Mexico […]

Rick Perry is Trump’s pick to run Energy Department he wanted to abolish

President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Texas Gov. Rick Perry — who famously once forgot that he wanted to abolish the Energy Department — to be secretary of energy, two sources familiar with the transition process told NBC News on Monday night. Perry, a rival of Trump’s during the Republican presidential nominating campaign, met with […]