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Champions of Big Oil Extend Olive Branch to Green New Dealers

March 14, 2019, 1:19 PM

As President Donald Trump’s energy czar and former governor of the biggest source of American oil, Rick Perry had a startling response to the author of the Green New Deal: Let’s talk.

Perry, in an appearance at the biggest North American energy conference on Wednesday, said he’s interested in “getting together and having a conversation” with U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about the low-carbon blueprint intended to free the country from fossil-fuel dependence in a decade.

His remarks came just minutes after a small coterie of sign- and microphone-wielding climate activists mounted an unsuccessful bid to disrupt the gathering, itself an ...