Rick Perry

MOSCOW | US energy chief: sanctions possible on new Russia pipeline

MOSCOW— The United States could impose sanctions on a new Russia-Germany gas pipeline, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday during a visit to Moscow. Asked whether sanctions on the undersea Nord Stream 2 pipeline are possible and if further energy-related sanctions are planned, Perry said: “Yes to your first question and yes to your … Continue reading MOSCOW | US energy chief: sanctions possible on new Russia pipeline

In Moscow, US energy chief slams new Russia-Germany pipeline

MOSCOW — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has restated the United States’ opposition to a new Russia-Germany gas pipeline during talks in Moscow. Speaking at a meeting with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Perry said the undersea Nord Stream 2 pipeline would “create a new choke point at a shallow depth vulnerable to disruption.” He … Continue reading In Moscow, US energy chief slams new Russia-Germany pipeline

U.S. Department of State News: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo today addressed the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington, DC, to launch the economic and commercial pillars of the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy.  Before top U.S. business leaders and foreign dignitaries at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Secretary Pompeo detailed how … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

WASHINGTON  | Congress considers changing supervision of nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON — The agency that supervises the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating. The little-noticed provision in a defense policy bill is opposed by the Trump administration and senior lawmakers from both parties, but efforts to scrap it have not overcome resistance from staffers on … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Congress considers changing supervision of nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON | Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

WASHINGTON —The agency that supervises the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating. The little-noticed provision in a defense policy bill is opposed by the Trump administration and senior lawmakers from both parties, but efforts to scrap it have not overcome resistance from staffers on the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

U.S. Department of State News: The European Union and the United States of America Hold Their Eighth Energy Council Meeting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The following is a joint statement by the United States and the European Union: The eighth EU-U.S. Energy Council met today in Brussels.  This was the first meeting of the Energy Council during the Administration of President Donald J. Trump and allowed for a … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The European Union and the United States of America Hold Their Eighth Energy Council Meeting

In Texas, Perry was ‘all of the above’ on energy production

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) Energy Production — Rick Perry was for “all of the above” on energy production before President Barack Obama embraced the strategy. Years before the Democratic president endorsed all types of energy production — from oil and gas to renewable sources like wind and solar power — Perry was putting the policy into practice … Continue reading In Texas, Perry was ‘all of the above’ on energy production

Perry would bring oil industry ties to Energy Department

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Former Gov. Rick Perry has close ties to the Texas oil industry. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Energy secretary also has roles in two companies pushing for the proposed 1,200-mile crude oil pipeline that has stoked mass protests in North Dakota. Perry is currently board director at Energy Transfer Partners LP and … Continue reading Perry would bring oil industry ties to Energy Department