Perry, Zinke, Pruitt: US “energy story” has been about scarcity and foreign influence for 40 years

This is a truly amazing moment in the energy sector, and President Trump is seeking to capitalize on the opportunity for the betterment of the American economy and our citizens. For the first time in four decades, the energy story in the United States is about becoming an energy exporter and no longer about peak resources or being beholden to foreign powers.

—Secretaries Rick Perry, Ryan Zinke, and Scott Pruitt

Paving the Path to U.S. Energy Dominance, Washington Times op-ed, June 26, 2017

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Rick Perry: In the 1960s, nuclear energy was “cool.” Overregulation changed that

One of the things we want to do at DOE is to make nuclear energy cool again, from the standpoint of — if you remember when we were kids — well, sorry, you’re nowhere near my age — but when I was younger in the ’60s and a lot of kids wanted to go into the nuclear energy field.

At my alma mater there were a lot of young boys and girls who wanted to be nuclear engineers. That’s not so much the case today because this industry has been strangled all too often by government regulations.

—Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

Press Briefing, June 27, 2017

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