Environment & Energy Report

Trump Nominates Energy Department’s No. 2 to Replace Perry

Nov. 7, 2019, 11:03 PM

President Donald Trump has formally chosen the Energy Department’s No. 2 official to replace Secretary Rick Perry.

Trump had been saying he planned to elevate Dan Brouillette, a former George W. Bush administration official, to the post. The promotion, which was announced by the White House on Thursday, had been anticipated by many in Washington energy circles.

Perry said he plans to leave the agency by Dec. 1. Brouillette will be the acting secretary immediately after Perry departs, but unlike officials serving in an acting capacity at other agencies, the White House has sent his name to the...

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