Rick Perry

We must continue push toward renewable fuels

Recently, President Trump directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take steps to keep coal-fired and nuclear power plants open that had been scheduled to retire. These steps would include exempting power plants from obeying many environmental laws, as well as investing billions of dollars to keep coal-fired plants open.

If these steps are taken, Americans will be forced to pay to continue to use dirty and environmentally harmful forms of energy that pollute our air, threaten Americans’ health and contribute to climate change. America should be making the switch to clean, renewable energy such as wind and solar power, not spending taxpayer money to continue the use of fossil...