W.Va.’s Longview Power declares bankruptcy citing low energy prices, coronavirus

A West Virginia-based coal plant operator, once hailed by federal officials as a model for the future, has announced that it’s filing for bankruptcy due to weak demand for electricity.
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How Rick Perry waltzed past the impeachment probe

While the Senate may be ending its trial, Democrats in the House say they will keep pursuing the issue.
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Senate confirms Dan Brouillette to lead Energy Department

The Senate on Monday confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former lobbyist for Ford Motor Company, to be President Trump's second secretary of energy, replacing Rick Perry, who has become embroiled in the impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump.

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Senate confirms Dan Brouillette to lead Energy Department

The former lobbyist becomes President Trump’s second energy secretary, succeeding Rick Perry.
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After the Murray Energy bankruptcy, what's the future of coal?

Bob Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, gave President Trump an 'action plan' to save coal. So now what?
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Perry to resign as energy secretary

Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas who has become enmeshed in the Ukraine scandal, said he would resign as secretary of energy.
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Rick Perry won't commit to answering subpoena

Energy Secretary Rick Perry refused to say Wednesday whether he would answer a House subpoena seeking information on his role in the Ukraine controversy that sparked Democrats' impeachment probe.

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Perry denies pressing Ukraine on energy company, says he's not resigning

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday denied that he pressed the Ukrainian government to put two U.S. businessmen on the board of the state energy company or that he was planning to leave the Trump administration.

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Rick Perry’s focus on gas company entangles him in Ukraine case

The energy secretary pushed for changes at Naftogaz with Ukraine’s new president as President Trump sought inquiries into political opponents.
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Rick Perry is said to be stepping down as Energy Secretary by year's end

An aggressive promoter of President Trump’s fossil fuel agenda, Mr. Perry ended his run as one of the longest serving cabinet members in a tumultuous administration.
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry: Humans play a role in climate change

"The climate is changing. Are we part of the reason? Yeah, it is. I'll let people debate on who's the bigger problem here," says Perry.
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Shutting down plastics at the source

We found microplastics in 93 percent of bottled water and found plastic particles in tap water, beer and sea salt.
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House Dems block Trump admin attempt to roll back Obama-era lightbulb rule

House Democrats on Wednesday moved to block the Trump administration from rolling back Obama-era energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs.
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‘Freedom Gas,’ the next American export

The Department of Energy announced plans to boost exports of liquefied natural gas abroad, calling the fuel “molecules of U.S. freedom.”
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