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For Immediate Release

Press Release

350.org on Rick Perry’s Confirmation for Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON -

Today, the U.S. Senate voted 62-37 to confirm former Texas governor Rick Perry as Energy Secretary. In response, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement:

“Trump just added one more unqualified fossil fuel shill and climate-denier to his cabinet. As governor, Perry doled out millions to oil corporations while silencing the science that tells us our future depends on keeping fossil fuels in the ground. In April, we’ll be in the streets with tens of thousands of people defending that science, demanding a just transition to a clean energy economy, and resisting Big Oil’s grasp on our government.”

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