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Trump officially nominates Brouillette to lead Energy Dept

The United States Department of Energy confirmed that US President Donald Trump formally nominated a former vice president of Ford Motor Co. and Louisiana state energy regulator, Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette (pictured) to head the Energy Department.

Brouillette previously stated that, if confirmed, he "will further Secretary Perry’s legacy of promoting energy independence, innovation, and security for the American people." It is expected that he will continue to enforce Trump’s policy of maximizing gas, oil and coal output while cutting down regulations on energy facilities.

Current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry previously announced he will step down by the end of the year.

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