Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

AROUND THE STATE ; Manchin Would Be Great Us Energy Secretary; Senator Said to Be Considered by President-Elect Trump

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

AROUND THE STATE ; Manchin Would Be Great Us Energy Secretary; Senator Said to Be Considered by President-Elect Trump

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Perhaps the most important Cabinet secretary President-elect Donald Trump will select is a person to head the Department of Energy. Our entire economy, not to mention much of our foreign policy, relies on energy. During the past eight years, President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress have used energy and environmental policy as a vehicle for social engineering. Their goal is simple: to eliminate use of fossil fuels by Americans. Their starting point was destruction of the coal industry and with it, affordable electricity.

Now, Obama has moved on to oil and natural gas, blocking pipelines those industries need to supply Americans.

Meanwhile, the president has funneled billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies to the solar and wind power industries. …

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