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Politics Perry ends final day as Energy secretary

08:40  02 december  2019
08:40  02 december  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Rick Perry , who has aggressively promoted President Trump’s fossil fuel agenda, is planning to step down by December

Rick Perry concluded his final day as President Trump's Energy secretary on Sunday, thanking his family and the American people in a tweet for allowing him to serve at the agency.

Rick Perry wearing a suit and tie: Perry ends final day as Energy secretary© Greg Nash Perry ends final day as Energy secretary

Perry tweeted Sunday that it had been "the honor and privilege of a lifetime to serve in the @realDonaldTrump Administration," adding in a video message attached to the tweet that it had been a "wonderful, fabulous trip" to serve at secretary.

"Well, today's December the first and my last day as the secretary of Energy," Perry said. "I want to tell everyone what a wonderful, fabulous trip it's been for me and my family, and hopefully for the American people as we've become the number one oil- and gas-producing country in the world."

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Perry — who once pledged to eliminate the department — has repeatedly promised be an advocate for the Perry has said he’ll work to develop American energy in all forms — from oil, gas and nuclear power to He was confirmed by the Senate as Energy secretary earlier that day . Andrew Harnik, AP.

Perry's resignation was announced by Trump at a Cabinet meeting in October, with the president announcing shortly afterwards that Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette would be nominated to replace the outgoing secretary.

"I want to thank Secretary of Energy Rick Perry for the outstanding job he has done. He will be leaving at the end of the year to pursue other interests. Rick was a great Governor of Texas and a great Secretary of Energy," Trump tweeted in October.

"He is also my friend! At the same time, I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy. Dan's experience in the sector is unparalleled. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job!" he added.

Perry joined the Energy Department in March of 2017, shortly after Trump's inauguration, despite campaigning for president in 2012 and famously calling for the department to be abolished at the time.

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