Say No to Rick Perry for Energy Secretary – Talk to Our Senators!

No to Rick Perry for Energy Secretary

Rick Perry is unqualified to guard our nuclear arsenal, and is unlikely to support renewable energy.

For Senators Feinstein and Harris: (DC switchboard (202) 224-3121, other #’s below.)

Script:  Hi my name is ____, I am a constituent of Sen. [______] and I am calling to urge you to vote “NO” on the confirmation of Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy. Gov. Perry has no scientific or professional background that qualifies him to serve in this role. His fundamental misunderstanding that the DOE is responsible for securing our nation’s nuclear arsenal makes him wholly unqualified for this role. Furthermore, he is on the record as a climate change skeptic, and he is unlikely to continue the DOE’s cultivation of safe, renewable energy sources. I hope you will demand a higher qualification for this important position than political loyalty to the President-Elect. Thank you.

Feinstein Contacts: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

Harris Contacts: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

More about Rick Perry: Rick Perry is does not have the background necessary to be Energy Secretary: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/315005-rick-perry-misunderstood-energy-secretary-job-report

Perry sat on the Board of Directors of Energy Transfer Partners until resigning after his nomination: http://secure.marketwatch.com/story/why-trusts-arent-reducing-the-conflicts-in-trumps-cabinet-2017-02-22/print?guid=7A926768-F90A-11E6-83E8-CFED21FD304B.

The former Texas governor has questioned the scientific consensus on climate change and once forgot the name of the agency when listing those he wanted to eliminate: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/rick-perry-energy-secretary-trump/510506/

 

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