Energy Chief Perry Tells Trump of Exit Plans for this Year



Energy Chief Perry Tells Trump of Exit Plans for this Year
Energy Secretary Rick Perry notified President Donald Trump that he'll leave the post this year.

However, Chatterjee on Thursday told reporters he plans to stay at FERC through the remainder of his term, which ends in June 2021 and has “never expressed interest in being DOE secretary.”

Several key Perry aides also recently departed as the secretary prepares to leave.

During his tenure at the department, which has an annual budget of about $30 billion and a mission that ranges from safeguarding nuclear weapons to maintaining the emergency oil reserve, Perry pressed unsuccessfully for a government rescue of unprofitable coal and nuclear plants.

--With assistance from Stephen Cunningham, Justin Sink and Jennifer A. Dlouhy.

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Jennifer Jacobs in Washington at jjacobs68@bloomberg.net;
Jenny Leonard in Washington at jleonard67@bloomberg.net;
Ari Natter in Washington at anatter5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story:
Jon Morgan at jmorgan97@bloomberg.net
Justin Blum, John Harney


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