With Rick Perry at the Helm, U.S. Energy Future Under Threat

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March 2, 2017 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to a 62-37 vote by the U.S. Senate confirming former Texas governor Rick Perry as U.S. Secretary of Energy.

“With the Senate’s approval, Rick Perry today joins a long list of cabinet members unabashedly hostile to the missions of their agencies, resistant to the laws Congress has charged them with administering, and unwilling to allow science to guide their decisions,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “This is more reckless than extreme partisanship and more dangerous than overblown rhetoric. It puts every American on notice that the rule of law is in peril.”

Bradley Campbell is available for further comment.