Rick Perry Reportedly Is Leading Choice To Head Energy Department

The New York Post said picking Perry would solidify indications Trump’s administration would be friendly to oil and gas concerns. He reportedly favors Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic, to head Interior. He already has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has repeatedly sued the Environmental Protection Agency, to head the EPA, and is expected to select ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.

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