Puerto Rico Bears - US authorities seized six polar bears from a circus in Puerto Rico
TAPE: EF02/0948 IN_TIME: 04:35:21 DURATION: 1:15 SOURCES: WKAQ, Telemundo RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Puerto Rico, November 7, 2002 SHOTLIST: 1. Various shots of polar bears lying on straw in covered cages 2. Bear in water tank 3. Two shots of bears sleeping 4. Thermometer showing temperature of nearly 44 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) 5. Bear 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Carla Capalli, Puerto Rico's Humane Society for Animals: "It is very dirty, the bears are not well kept, the water pool is dirty. We don't know if they are getting veterinarian care." 7. Various shots of bears in cages STORYLINE: United States authorities have seized six polar bears from a circus in Puerto Rico, saying it had violated the laws on marine mammals by keeping the arctic animals caged in the Caribbean heat. Federal marshals were guarding the bears in the southern Puerto Rican city of Yabucoa until they could be transferred at the end of the week to the Detroit Zoo, the US Department of Justice said in a statement on Tuesday. No-one from the Suarez Brothers Circus of Mexico, which was on tour elsewhere in the Caribbean, was available for comment. It had left the bears behind in Puerto Rico because other countries on the tour, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dutch island of Aruba, had denied the bears access. Carla Capalli of the Puerto Rico Humane Society said that three veterinarians in Yabucoa were treating the bears, at least some of whom had bacterial infections. "They have been lying in excrement and mud, with stray dogs and cats around," Capalli said. "They're so lethargic, it's unnatural. Even with all these guards and this commotion, they're totally unfazed." Following repeated complaints from animal activists, US officials from the Justice department and the wildlife services recently visited the remaining six bears and determined their quarters were inadequate. Most of the time the bears have been kept in small cages, with occasional access to swimming pools or air conditioning, instead of the full-time access required by US law. A video tape recorded by Capalli shows the bears drooling and swaying in 113-degree Fahrenheit (44-degree Celsius) August heat without water.
Black Cat Walks Across Green Grass In Alaska
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Jeff MacInnis will attempt to traverse the Northwest Passage
Jeff MacInnis is using a 6 meter, 600 lb Hobie Cat catamaran called "Perception" for an attempted 3000 mile Arctic crossing of the Northwest Passage. He started in the Northwest Territories, Canada at Inuvik in 1986 and, due to uncertain weather, will take three summers to complete the task. He and his cameraman will continue from Cape Anne in the Northwest Territories through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and travel over ice and through storms as he attempts to reach his goal. Various scenes of MacInnis sailing his trusty Hobie Cat. PLEASE NOTE News anchor and reporter image and audio, along with any commercial production excerpts, are for reference purposes only and are not clearable and cannot be used within your project.
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MISC. SILENT CARTOONS
SHOTS ON SHIP
Unissued / Unused material. <br/> <br/>Arctic sea. <br/> <br/>Various shots of crew onboard destroyer, camera pans across them. C/U plaque 'H.M.S. Norfolk'. M/S crew sat on guns giving three cheers. L/S crew gathered together, they wave. Camera pans across various ships. M/S lookouts on bridge. C/U name 'Duke of York' on side of ship. Various shots as crew pose with ship's cat and lifebelt 'H.M.S. Belfast'. C/U two crew members with cat. Various shots of ships and crews. Various shots officers on deck talking and laughing. Various shots of the ships. <br/> <br/>Cataloguer's note: these are the ships and crews involved in sinking the 'Scharnhorst'.
MS Lynx playing with squirrel it has caught, Arctic Circle
Amop Bios
Several shots from different angles of cat-train (large metal sleds hooked up together pulled by a bulldozer) loaded with trailers and equipment leaving Petro-Canada facilities in Pond Inlet, cat-train bogs down in beach area, efforts to free it. Shots of cat-train moving along beach then onto sea ice road leading out of town, train comes to end of road and bogs down again.
Fast Images Library
ICELAND: 14:00:25 vs. cartoon Viking statue; Edda Hotel. GODAFOSS WATERFALL: vs. ALDEYRAFOSS WATERFALL: sheep on hilltop, deep chasm beside. 14:05:30 - z-o blue river to waterfall, man standing along raging river, turquoise water w/ red volcano bg, deep blue lake. DETTIFOSS: vs. waterfall; golden canyon sunset; vs. Asbyrgi canyon, Asbyrgi campground in trees, mountain bg. AKUREYRI AREA: 14:10:10 Aerial Akureyi farm & countryside in fjord, aerial mountain range, aerial vast snowy mountains, aerial arctic scenes, clouds, int small airplane, aerial clouds, aerial thru clouds, aerial fjord, aerial over Isafjordur, vs. face of old man on boat, fishing boat on golden bay fjords, birds fly in formation just above water, bird cliffs, 14:15:28 - rock formation with woman hiking, birds flying across sky, fjord cliffs with fog and birds flying, birds soaring into clouds, vs. birds flying against clouds, birds flying in formation against distant cliffs, birds fly in huge formation into sunlight, birds erupting from fjord, birds w/ waterfall bg, birds erupting from pond, slow pan bird flock takes flight. HORNSTRANDIR: 14:20:29 - Hornstrandir mountain w/ yellow flowers & birds fg; slo mo birds flying from pond, Hornstrandir peak, woman sitting in field beside Hornstrandir, fjord cliffs in fog, man hiking on distant cliff, sea birds on cliff, pan across cliff face, waterfall & fields of buttercups, hiker thru buttercup field, 14:25:12 - Hornstrandir with fog and clouds, birds rising from pond, birds swarming over bay, birds swarming ala "The Birds", fields of yellow flowers, CU yellow flower (buttercup). Int/ext cat hotel, cat & cages, woman tending cats, 14:31:03 - vs man watching TV, rooting for football team, car along dirt road w/ dust rising, MOUNT HEKLA: pan across lava field to Hekla volcano, volcano, horses along dirt road, vs. volcano & lava flows in distance, Icelandic horses down dirt road. LANDMANNALAUGER: rhyolite cliffs, flowers & grass, outdoor hot springs & bathers, vs. river, people bathing, swimmers in geothermal pool, 14:36:06 - horse trek on dirt road w/ volcano bg, tele horses thru stark wilderness, earthquake fault viz against mountain range, man to mountain peak & looks around, truck along dirt road, hikers across deep flowing river, minivan driving across river, Landmannalaugar campground, jeep driving thru river, Toyota truck thru river, campground & tents, 14:40:05 - different colors of lava on mountain, hikers in valley, multi-colored lava cliffs, mountains. OLD ICELANDIC FARM: turf farmhouse, dog running past, woman looks at cam. AKUREYRI: busy city street w/ many pedestrians (several takes, some ng.) COUNTRYSIDE: cows in field, Edda hotel, tourist entering Hotel, whitewater river, 14:45:11 - seals float down glacial river, seals on shore of river, slo mo skua flying, vs. ducks on lake w/ mountain bg, pan bright mountains. HENGIFOSS: waterfall in deep canyon, high waterfall w/ striped mountain surroundings, hiker in front of waterfall, vs. Hallormstaddir Edda Hotel, vs. mountain peaks at sunset, 14:50:21 - fishing boat is lifted out of water by crane, fishermen work on fishing boat, two Icelandic men talk, vs. Asbyrgi canyon in deep shadow, HJODAKLETTAR: people walking in front of volcanic formation, red mountain peak w/ mountain bg, volcanic ash, tilt blue sky to red mountain, canyon formations. HUSEY: colorful houses & farms w/ green mountain bg w/ scattered snow, small fishing village, man driving blue tractor, vs. women at assembly line fillet fish, GRIMSEY ISLAND: 14:55:10 -tilt up bow of boat to sm. flat island, church in distance, people leave church, church w/ people arriving, historical stills, vs. two girls play chess, Grimsey island buildings. THINGVELLIR: tilt up from arctic cotton to buildings and fields. END
Births at the Domaine des Fauves de Fitilieu
Centre Est
AND FELIX GOES TOO
Erith, London. <br/> <br/>Title: "AND FELIX GOES TOO! Led by a 23 year-old Captain, young explorers sail for the Arctic in 60 ft. Ketch 'Beltai'." <br/> <br/>M/S of a large sailing barge. C/U of four young men on the deck, one of them holds a Felix doll, they jokingly place a captain's hat on the doll's head. C/U of three of the young men on the deck, the boat sails out of shot.
Eurasian Lynx feeds in the snow
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Entertainment UK Brits - UPDATE Preparations at this year's Brit Awards
NAME: UK BRIT PREP2 20080219E TAPE: EF08/0201 IN_TIME: 10:00:09:00 DURATION: 00:09:55:13 SOURCES: AP Ent/various DATELINE: see RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details SHOTLIST ++True Date Created = 20/02/2008++ ++music/video/performance rights must be cleared++ AP Entertainment London, February 19th 2008 1. Exterior Earl's Court venue 2. Wide Interior shot 3. Close up of dining tables 4. Vs Relaxation massage area 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ged Doherty, Chairman, Brit Awards: "Rehearsals are all going great, obviously the outstanding contribution this year is Sir Paul McCartney, which we are absolutely thrilled about, he's never been to the Brits before. I know for years we have tried to get him to do it, and for whatever reason it's not been the right time, but this year he has agreed to do it, so that's a major coup for us, for the show, Amy Winehouse will be performing again, which is a great coup for the show, and the Klaxons, and Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Mark Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs, to name but a few, Kylie, can't forget Kylie, so it's going to be an incredible night." Island Records 6. Clip video, 'Back to Black' Amy Winehouse 7. SOUNDBITE: ( English) Ged Doherty, Chairman Brit Awards "No, she's absolutely wanted to do it from day one, there's obviously been quite a lot going on around her and we were just delighted when we got the call saying she was definitely coming, and it was only when the equipment turned up last night for us, and the band were here, her manager and security were here, it's definitely happening, so we are delighted that she's going to do it." 8. VS Artists backstage area including trailers APTN Sydney, 3rd March 2005 9. Arrival Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne APTN New York, 28th July 2006 10. VS Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne 11. SOUNDBITE ( English) Ged Doherty, Chairman Brit Awards "The great thing about Sharon and Ozzy, they've not wanted to rehearse too much, they want to be themselves which is why we have asked them to do the show, I think it's going to be brilliant, the media interest it's created, having them being the host for the show has been phenomenal, but they are going to be great, they are totally professional but they will be a lot of fun." Domino 12. Music video clip, ' Brianstorm ', Arctic Monkeys Polydor Records 13. Music video clip, Kylie Minogue, '2 Hearts' Polydor 14. Music video clip, Girls Aloud, Something Kind of Ooh Columbia 15. Music video clip, Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse, 'Valerie' Def Jam 16. Music video clip Rihanna, 'Umbrella' Sony BMG 17. Music video clip Leona Lewis, 'Bleeding Love' Polydor Records 18. Music video clip Take That, 'Patience' Columbia 19. Music video clip Alicia Keys, 'No One' Island Records 20. Music video clip Mika, 'Grace Kelly' PREVIEW OF STAR STUDDED BRIT AWARDS AP Entertainment takes a look at main contenders for this year's Brit Award ahead of Wednesday's awards show ( Feb 20th). AP gained exclusive access to the backstage area, which has a punk theme, and spoke to Ged Doherty, Chairman of the Brits, about the performers for 2008. "Rehearsals are all going great," he told the AP, "obviously the outstanding contribution this year is Sir Paul McCartney, which we are absolutely thrilled about, he's never been to the Brits before, I know for years we have tried to get him to do it, and for whatever reason it's not been the right time but this year he has agreed to do it, so that's a major coup for us, for the show, Amy Winehouse will be performing again, which is a great coup for the show, and the Klaxons, and Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Mark Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs, to name but a few, Kylie, can't forget Kylie, so it's going to be an incredible night." Leading the nominations are Take That, Mika and Leona Lewis, with four nominations apiece. They will also go head-to-head in the Best British Album and Best British Single categories. Take That's nominations include Best British Group and Best Live Act - pitting them against Arctic Monkeys who are also up for Best British single for the second year running. Other notable acts to make the grade include Arctic Monkeys, Mark Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash who each have three. Amy Winehouse has one nomination. Her cover of the Zutons' "Valerie" with producer Mark Ronson is in the running for Best British Single. And after the recent will she won't shes from the Grammys and the Mercurys, Doherty told the AP Winehouse's performance this evening is an absolute cert. "No, she's absolutely wanted to do it from day one, there's obviously been quite a lot going on around her and we were just delighted when we got the call saying she was definitely coming, and it was only when the equipment turned up last night for us, and the band were here, her manager and security were here, it's definitely happening, so we are delighted that she's going to do it." Kylie Minogue, who is hoping to win in the Best International Female and Best International Album categories will be performing at the show. Sir Paul McCartney, who is to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award, will also perform, as will Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson, Mika and Rihanna. Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon will be hosting the event, previously hosted by the likes of Russell Brand, Chris Evans, Cat Deeley and Davina McCall. CLEARANCE DETAILS Title: 'Back to Black'' Artist: Amy Winehouse Composer: Winehouse Publisher: EMI Music Publishing Label: Universal Island Records Title: 'Brianstrorm' Artist: Arctic Monkeys Composer: Turner Publisher: EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD Label: 2007 Domino Recording Co Ltd Title: '2 Hearts' Artist: Kylie Minogue Composer: Eliot / Stilwell Publisher: SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING (UK) Label: 2007 EMI Records Ltd Polydor 9. Music video clip, Girls Aloud, Something Kind of Ooh Title: 'Something Kinda Ooh' Artist: Girls Aloud Composer: Cooper / Higgins / Powell / Coler / Sommerville / Tegeler / Fuldner / Bellina / Lei Publisher: WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD/ HOPE MUSIC/ /COPYRIGHT CONTROL/ WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC PUBLISHI Label: 2006 Polydor Ltd (UK) Title: 'Valerie' Artist: Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson Composer: Payne / McCabe / Harding / Chowdhury / Pritchard Publisher: EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD Publishing Label: 2007 Mark Ronson TITLE: "Umbrella" ARTIST: Rihanna WRITER: Stewart Christopher A Carter Shawn C Nash Terius Youngdell Harrell Thaddis Laphonia Jr PUBLISHER: Marchninenth Music Carter Boys Publishing EMI April Music Inc copyright control LABEL: Universal TITLE: 'Bleeding Love' ARTIST: Leona Lewis WRITER: Tedder Ryan B/ Mccartney Jesse PUBLISHER: Write 2 Live Publishing Copyright Control Kobalt Music Services America Kobalt Music Publishing Limited LABEL: Sony/BMG Title: 'Patience' Artist: Take That Composer: Barlow / Orange / Donald / Owen / Shanks Publisher: Copyright Control / Sony/ATV Music Publishing / EMI Music Publishing / BMG Music Publishing Label: Polydor TITLE: 'No One' ARTIST: Alicia Keys WRITER: Augello / Brothers / Harry PUBLISHER: UNIVERSAL/MCA MUSIC LTD/ EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD LABEL: 2007 (P) 2007 J Records, a unit of TITLE: 'Grace Kelly' ARTIST: Mika WRITER: Marr / Merchant / Penniman / Warner PUBLISHER: FAMOUS MUSIC PUBLISHING LIMITE/ UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD /SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING (UK) LABEL: 2006 Casablanca Music, LLC
Sailing the Northwest Passage
Jeff MacInnes describes his attempts to cross the Northwest Passage in the Arctic with his Hobie Cat light boat. PLEASE NOTE News anchor and reporter image and audio, along with any commercial production excerpts, are for reference purposes only and are not clearable and cannot be used within your project.
MS Lynx walking through snow with squirrel in mouth, Arctic Circle
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DOCUMENTARIES & NEWSREELS
Amop Bios
Various shots of cat-train (large metal sleds hooked up together pulled by a bulldozer) moving on sea ice road during blizzard.
8 p.m.: [broadcast on August 13, 2018]
A2 / France 2
MOURNING TURNED INTO JOY
Item title reads - Mourning turned into joy. Trawler "Sargon" believed lost with all hands, returns to Port safe and sound after thrilling fight for life in mountainous Arctic seas. Grimsby, Humberside. <br/> <br/>The camera pans down over the vessel full of people, and to others on the side of the bank. M/S of the crew smoking and smiling, one man holds a black cat. <br/> <br/>Intertitle - 'Skipper McCarthy with the Ship's Mascot.' M/S as McCarthy holds the black cat up. C/U of him again. <br/> <br/>Intertitle - 'Home Again! Mr Thomas with his family - Mrs Thomas would not give up hope.' M/S of the couple together, he is holding a little girl, his wife turns round and smiles, other children are stood round. The couple kiss the little girl.
ARCTIC EXPEDITION 1926-1931
Arctic expedition, 1926-1931. Three shots of ship's boats leaving SS Beothic for shore at Bache Peninsula (0:23). MS of RCMP constable, of man posing in front of cabin in Dundas Harbour (0:09). CS of Inuit girl posing for camera while holding cat (0:10). Shots of small herd of musk-oxen near Cape Sparbo, North Devon Island (0:56). Titles interspersed.
SENATE ENERGY COMMITTEE HEARING - RICK PERRY CONFIRMATION HEARING 0930 TO 1115
SENATE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE HEARING Nomination hearing of the Honorable Rick Perry for Secretary to be Energy 366 Dirksen 09:30 AM The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nomination of the Honorable Rick Perry to be the Secretary of Energy. Opening Remarks Sen. Lisa Murkowski Chairman Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Sen. Maria Cantwell Ranking Member Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Witness Panel 1 The Honorable Rick Perry 09:35:41 ? CONVERSATIONS] [INAUDIBLE CONVERSATIONS] >> GOOD MORNING. THE COMMITTEE WILL COME TO ORDER. I'D LIKE TO WELCOME YOU ALL TO OUR SECOND BUBBLE CONFIRMATION HEARING OF THIS ANON GIRLS FEET. I WOULD LIKE TO START BY THANKING SENATOR KORN AND FOR BEING HERE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF OUR NOMINEE IS. ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE YOU. OUR FELLOW COMMITTEE MEMBER, SENATOR MENTION FROM WEST VIRGINIA IS PREPARED TO ALSO OFFER INTRODUCTORY REMARKS FOR A NOMINEE. GOVERNOR PERRY, I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A WARM WELCOME TO YOU AND TO YOUR FAMILY. KNOW THAT I APPRECIATE YOUR DESIRE TO SERVE, YOUR WILLINGNESS TO BECOME OUR NEXT SECRETARY OF ENERGY. I'VE ENJOYED THE MEETING THAT WE HAD TOGETHER, LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOUR LEADERSHIP AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, INCLUDING YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE AREA OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT. I'M GOING TO WITHHOLD THIS MORNING AND A REFERENCE TO TEXT SIZE VERSUS ALASKA SIZE. WE'VE HAD THAT DISCUSSION. BUT IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE SEEKING TO LEAVE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AT AN INTERESTING TIME IN CRITICAL TIME. D.O.E. HAS HELPED MAKE OUR NATION A GLOBAL LEADER IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IS SUPPORTING BASIC RESEARCH, BY ENCOURAGING SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION OF FOSTERING INNOVATION. AT THE HEART OF THESE EFFORTS ARE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH FUNDED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND THE 17 NATIONAL LABORATORIES THAT EMPLOY THE DEPARTMENT'S GREATEST ASSET IN THE ASSET OF COURSE IS THE SCIENTIST WHO DEDICATE NOT JUST THEIR CAREERS, BUT IN SO MANY CASES THEY DEDICATE THEIR LIVES TO SOLVING SOME OF THE TOUGHEST CHALLENGES THAT FACE OUR NATION AND REALLY FACE THE WORLD. I'M HOPEFUL IF YOU ARE COME ARMED, AND YOU WILL TAKE A BROAD VIEW OF THE IMPORTANCE OF BASIC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND CONTINUE TO PURSUE THE SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS THAT WILL RESULT FROM IT. DONE RIGHT AND IN A DISCIPLINED MANNER, IT DOES, IT GOES THAT AN INNOVATION POLICIES WILL PROVIDE US WITH MORE ENERGY, REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY AND LOWER THE COST THAT WE PAY FOR ENERGY. IN MY VIEW, THOSE ARE THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR THE DEPARTMENT, SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU AS YOU KNOW IF I WERE TO WORK WITH THE REST OF THE ADMINISTRATION TO INCREASE ACCESS TO ENERGY, TO MAKE ENERGY MORE AFFORDABLE AND CONTINUE TO IMPROVE ITS ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS. FOLKS HERE AT THE COMMITTEE NOW I HAVE A SET OF PRINCIPLES THAT ARE PRETTY EASY, AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, CLEAN, DIVERSE AND SECURE. THERE'S NO ACRID AND BITTER IT'S IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER SO THAT WE REMEMBER IT ALL. I SUM IT ALL UP IN ONE BUMPER STICKER THAT SAYS ENERGY IS GOOD BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT AND I HOPE YOU BELIEVE THAT AS WELL. SO IF THESE ARE YOUR GOALS, IF WE SHARE THE SAME OUTCOME HERE, I THINK THAT WE CAN GREATLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROSPERITY OF OUR STANDARD OF LIVING AND THE HEALTH OF OUR PLANET. I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO ENSURE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY STEPS THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SAPSUCKER BECOMES AN ADVOCATE OR ENERGY SUPPLY WITHIN THE COWS GOVERNMENT. IT SEEMS THAN THIS PAST YEARS WE'VE SEEN OTHER AGENCIES THAT HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN TAKING RESOURCES OFF THE TABLE REGARDLESS OF THE LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IS THE MANAGEMENT OF A LARGE AND VERY COMPLEX ORGANIZATION WITH THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CONTRACTORS. I DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THE VIEW THAT ONLY A SCIENTIST CAN MANAGE OTHER SCIENTISTS. INSTEAD I'M A WHAT WE NEED IS A GOOD MANAGER. WE NEED A MANAGER TO MANAGE ALL THE SCIENTIST, ONE WHO ACKNOWLEDGES, MAYBE I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING IN THAT SPACE, BUT BEING CAPABLE OF ORGANIZING, SETTING DIRECTION, IMPOSING ACCOUNTABILITY, MAKING THE GREATEST POSSIBLE USE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND REACHING GOALS. GOVERNOR PERRY, AS THE LONGEST-SERVING GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, YOU HAVE CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE BIDDING OF BIG AND VERY SOPHISTICATED ENTERPRISE. I BELIEVE THAT WILL SERVE YOU WELL AS SECRETARY AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING HOW YOU WOULD CARRY THAT EXPERIENCE OVER TO THE DEPARTMENT. IF YOU ARE CONFIRMED, YOU WILL ALSO FIND YOURSELF IN A POSITION TO MAKE THE DEPARTMENT RUN MORE EFFECTIVELY. SECRETARY MONET AS I THINK HAS MADE SOME VERY GOOD PROGRESS IN BREAKING DOWN SOME OF THE SILOS THAT HAVE HISTORICALLY FRUSTRATED THE DEPARTMENT, BUT I THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZE THERE IS MORE THAT CAN BE DONE. OFFICES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT MUST DO A BETTER JOB WORKING TOGETHER TO UTILIZE LIMITED RESOURCES AND REDUCE UNNECESSARY DUPLICATION. I KNOW IN OUR CONVERSATION HE MADE A COMMITMENT TO TRAVEL TO MY STAY. I'M SURE AS YOU HAVE VISITED WITH OTHER MEMBERS, YOU HAVE MADE SIMILAR COMMITMENTS TO THEM. BUT I DO APPRECIATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO COME TO ALASKA TO SEE MY HOME STATE FIRSTHAND. THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR IS USUALLY THE ONE THAT MAKES THE HEADLINES IN ALASKA, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY IS ALSO VERY AND PERHAPS THREE KEY WAYS THAT I CAN POINT OUT TO YOU THIS MORNING. FIRST IS THAT THE DEPARTMENT CAN DO TO HELP REDUCE EXTREMELY HIGH ENERGY COSTS IN THE STATE OF ALASKA. OUR ENERGY COSTS ARE THE GREATEST CHALLENGE FACING OUR RURAL AREAS. MANY OF OUR COMMUNITIES ARE STILL RELIANT ON DIESEL AS THEIR PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCE. MANY OF THE SMALL INTERIOR COMMUNITIES INACCESSIBLE BY ROAD, THEY MAY BE EXPERIENCING FUEL PRICES IN THE RANGE OF $9 TO $10 A GALLON FOR THEIR FUEL IS NOT SUSTAINABLE IS SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK. IT'S A HUGE BURDEN AND WOULD ULTIMATELY CANNOT BID BECAUSE YOU HAVE FAMILIES THAT JUST SAY WE CAN'T LIVE HERE. WE CAN'T STAY IN THE VILLAGE, IN A REGION THAT WE HAVE BEEN IN FOR A THOUSAND YEARS. BECAUSE THE ENERGY COSTS ARE DRIVING THEM AWAY. SO THEY LEAVE THEIR VILLAGES AND GO TO TOWN, ANCHORAGE, FAIRBANKS, BUT IT REALLY IS NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE. I THINK OUR CHALLENGE SHOULD BE TO HELP THEM FIND THIS ENERGY SOLUTIONS. THIS IS WHERE WE IN ALASKA CAN OFFER A GREAT DEAL OF OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN INNOVATIVE, INNOVATIVE BECAUSE THE NECESSITY AND WE HAVE A LOT TO SHARE WITH THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IN TERMS OF DEMONSTRATING HOW WE CAN FIND ENERGY SOLUTION VARY LOCALLY. WE HAVE MORE MICRO GRIDS AND MORE TO TALK ABOUT IN THE MICRO IN THE MICRO-GRID SPACE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY. AND SO, I ASK YOU TO USE US. USE THAT EXPERTISE. I THINK THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HAS SOME GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS NOT ONLY IN ALASKA AT AROUND THE COUNTRY TO DEVELOP REAL SOLUTIONS PARTICULARLY WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY THAT CAN HELP REDUCE THEIR ENERGY COSTS. I'VE TOLD YOU THAT I THINK ALASKA CAN BE THAT PROVING GROUND AND WE LOOK AT IT AND SAY IF YOU'VE GOT NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT MAKE SENSE SOMEWHERE ELSE, WE CAN PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEE THAT THEY'LL MAKE SENSE IN ALASKA AND WE ARE THE BENEFICIARY BECAUSE WE SEE THE REDUCE COSTS. I WANT TO SEE THE DEPARTMENT MAKE A MUCH GREATER EFFORT TO CAPITALIZE ON NOT GOING FORWARD. THE SECOND AT THE DEPARTMENT CAN WORK WITH ALASKA IS TO HELP US BRING OUR STRANDED NATURAL GAS TO MARKET. AFTER THE DEPARTMENT GRANTED A CONDITIONAL EXPORT LICENSE TO THE ALASKA GAS LINE PROJECT, BUT WE HAVE TO CONTINUE RECEIVING GOOD STRONG SUPPORT IN TIMELY APPROVAL FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IF THE PROJECT IS GOING TO SUCCEED. FINALLY, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CANNOT ALASKA COMMERCIALIZE MORE OF ITS VAST RESEARCH SPACE. THE OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY HAS FOCUSED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY ON ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF DEALS IN RECENT YEARS, BUT ITS MISSION IS SUPPOSED TO BE CONSIDERABLY BROADER THAN THAT. A RENEWED FOCUS ON PRE-COMPETITIVE RESEARCH ON METHANE HYDRATE AND OTHER RESOURCES COULD LEAD TO NEW BREAKTHROUGHS AND BOOST OUR NATION'S ENERGY SECURITY AND LONG INTO THE FUTURE. I DO THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THIS COMMITTEE, WHICH HAS A REPUTATION OF WORKING COLLABORATIVELY IN A GOOD BIPARTISAN WAY. SENATOR CANTWELL AND I HAVE ALONG WITH OUR COLLEAGUES BEEN ABLE TO MOVE THE BALL FORWARD ON SOME VERY IMPORTANT ENERGY ISSUES. AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT IN PART WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A GOOD RELATIONSHIP, POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CURRENT SECRETARY OF ENERGY, EARNING MONEY IS. I THINK HE'S DONE WELL AS SECRETARY AND WHILE I DIDN'T ALWAYS AGREE WITH HIM, IT WAS A WORKING RELATIONSHIP THAT WAS SOLID. AND THERE WAS GOOD RESPECT AND I HOPE THAT IN THAT RESPECT, YOU WILL FOLLOW HIS LEAD WORKING WITH US, AND MAKING YOURSELF AVAILABLE TO US ABOUT WHETHER TO TESTIFY HERE, TO JUST KEEP IN CONTACT, STAY IN TOUCH, GENERALLY BE RESPONSIVE TO OUR MEMBERS HERE. IF YOU CAN DO THAT, YOU'LL BE ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND WILL WORK TOGETHER AS WE SEEK TO MAINTAIN AMERICA'S LEADERSHIP. I THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE THIS MORNING AND YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE. I NOW TURN TO RANKING MEMBER CANTWELL. 09:45:52 ? >> THANK YOU ON A CHAIR. WELCOME, GOVERNOR PERRY. WELCOME TO YOUR FAMILY. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NOMINATION. IN CASE YOU MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN, YOU ONCE CALLED FOR THE ABOLISHMENT OF THIS AGENCY. I SUSPECT THAT NOW HAVING HAD A CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS DEPARTMENT, YOU HAVE A VERY DIFFERENT OPINION. THE DEPARTMENT ASKED THE CHAIR JUST POINTED OUT PLAYS AN ESSENTIAL ROLE IN PROTECTING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, ECONOMIC SECURITY, ENERGY SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY AND ITS WIDE-RANGING MISSION IMPACTS ALMOST EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY IS A SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POWERHOUSE AND IT IS UNRIVALED AS A NETWORK OF NATIONAL LABORATORIES ACCELERATING INNOVATION IN HELPING US WITH OUR MANUFACTURING BASE TO STAY COMPETITIVE. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HAS HELPED MAKE THE UNITED STATES A WORLD LEADER IN ADDITION AND CLEAN ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGY AND THERE ARE NOW MORE PEOPLE WORKING INSTALLING SOLAR 09:46:56 ? COUNTRY THEN WORKING AT PANELS IN THE COUNTRY THEN WORKING AT: OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HAS BUILT AND MAINTAINED OUR NUCLEAR DETERRENT LED TO GUIDE OUR ONGOING NON-PROLIFERATION AFFAIRS, MANAGED THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX SUCH AS PAMPERED AND HELP US WIN WORLD WAR II AND THE COLD WAR. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE TALK TO DAD ABOUT HER STEADFAST DETERMINATION AND I WILL AGAIN INTO THAT MORE. AND ALSO OUR THREATS CONTINUE TO INVOLVE THE DEPARTMENT OF EVOLVE. AS A PUNTER ON THE OVERVIEW OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FOR CYBERSECURITY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSES ARE CRITICAL. JUST AS THE DANCE RESEARCH AGENCY CALLED DUST IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND WILL HELP US IN THE WIRED ECONOMY OF THE FUTURE AND MAKING SURE THIS WILL PROTECT IT. IT WILL BE THE JOB OF THE NEXT ENERGY SECRETARY TO BE A GOOD OVERSEER OF THE ENTERPRISES TO MAINTAIN THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PAST 40 YEARS HAVE NOT THE U.S. EMITS IN RECENT COMPETITIVE GLOBAL MARKET PLACE ON $10 YOU CAN PROTECT THE GRADE FROM THESE GROWING THREATS OF CYBERSECURITY. LEADING OUR NATIONAL LABS IS GOING TO BE A CRITICAL ASPECT OF THIS LEADERSHIP AND LEADING IS PARAMOUNT. IT IS OUR JOB TODAY TO CONSIDER HOW WELL YOU WILL DO THAT JOB. LIKE MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES, I AM DEEPLY CONCERNED FOR THINGS YOU'VE SAID IN THE PAST ABOUT CLIMATE SCIENCE TO MOVE AGAIN INTO THAT IN MORE DETAIL. I BELIEVE IT IS THE CONSENSUS OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL, THAT IT'S HAPPENING NOW AND IT IS DUE TO HUMAN ACTIVITY. YESTERDAY NASA JUST ANNOUNCED 2015 WAS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD. AND THE ART THAT, WHERE WARMING IS HAPPENING FASTER THAN ANY PLACE ON EARTH, THE MELTING OF SEA ICE IS NOW AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH. HOW DO WE KNOW ALL OF THIS? WE KNOW BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOES THE RESEARCH. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT CLIMATE SCIENCE IN THE ARCTIC IS NOT JUST SOMETHING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ITS NATIONAL LABORATORIES AND UNIVERSITY PARTNERS ARE DOING, BUT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IT'S NOT JUST AN ACADEMIC PURSUIT, BUT WE MADE THE INFORMATION FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DECISIONS. THE NATURE AND THE PACE OF THESE CHANGES HAVE SERIOUS IMPACTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND INVESTMENT AND THE KIND OF INFRASTRUCTURE WE NEED TO STAND UP IN THE ARCTIC. WE ARE, I KNOW MY CHAIR WOULD AGREE WITH THIS. WE ARE AN ARCTIC NATION. AND THAT MEANS THAT THIS PART OF THE WORLD IS GOING TO BE COVETED BY MANY NATIONS. IT'S SHIPPING LANES, TRADE ROUTES, DEFENSE ISSUES ARE GOING TO BE CENTRAL. SO SENATOR MURKOWSKI COULD ALSO TELL YOU, THE IMPLICATION FOR ARCTIC COMMUNITIES AND THEIR WAY OF LIFE IS ALSO IMPACT DID. IN MY STATE ALONG, OUR FISHERIES INDUSTRY AND THE SHELLFISH INDUSTRY WERE ALMOST DEVASTATED BY OCEAN ACIDIFICATION. SO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SCIENTIFIC HORSEPOWER IS KEY TO WONDERS AND IN THESE TRENDS. SO I HOPE THAT YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THERE IS WIDESPREAD ANXIETY ABOUT PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP'S INTENTION TO DISMANTLE SCIENTIFIC CAPABILITIES ARE SIMPLY JUST STARVE THESE RESOURCES. WE HOPE THAT YOU, GOVERNOR PERRY, WILL BE SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS AND BELIEVES IN THE SCIENCE MISSION OF THIS AGENT DAVE AND WILL LEAVE IT TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY. MISSION INNOVATION, WHICH IS THE PRIORITY OF THIS AGENCY AND CONTINUING TO MOVE FORWARD ON RENEWABLE ENERGY IS ALSO CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. ALMOST 2 MILLION AMERICANS WORK IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY ALONE, DRIVING DOUBLE-DIGIT SAVINGS TO CONSUMERS BY THESE ADVANCEMENTS. OUR QUADRENNIAL REVIEW OF ESTIMATE THAT WE NEED 1.5 MILLION NEW ENERGY JOBS BY 2030, WHICH WILL BE GRID MODERNIZATION AND CLEAN ENERGY RELATED. WHAT WE HAVE SEEN THROUGH THE INNOVATION THAT HAS HAPPENED THROUGH LAWRENCE BERKELEY, AND UNIVERSITY IS THAT THE COST OF UTILITY SOLAR HAS DROPPED 64% SINCE 2008 WHICH IS CAUSED SOLAR ENERGY LAST YEAR TO LEAD ALL FORMS OF ENERGY IN NEW CAPACITY INSTALLATION AND GIVE BACK BILLIONS TO CONSUMERS IN SAVINGS. MORE THAN 115,000 ELECTRIC VEHICLES DOUBLING THE AMOUNT OF 2012. THE D.O.E. IS HELP BRING DOWN THE COST AT EB THROUGH BETTER RESEARCH ON BATTERY TECHNOLOGY IS. IT RELIES ON THE IMPORTANT INVESTMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND THE LAB THAT SUPPORTS THEM. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL CLING TO THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY OF THE PAST AND CONTINUE TO LEAD ON THE INNOVATIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE DELETE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE CLEAR LEADERSHIP POSITION. ALONG WITH THAT IS THAT IN NUCLEAR WASTE CLEANUP BETWEEN 10 AND 15% OF THE AGENCY'S BUDGET. NON-PROLIFERATION. AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE QUADRENNIAL REVIEW COULD NOT BE MORE CLEAR ON THE URGENCY OF CYBERSECURITY. IN LIGHT OF RECENT REVELATIONS ABOUT RUSSIAN HACKING THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY NEEDS TO TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY THE THREATS TO THIS NATION AND OUR ELECTRICITY GRID. WE ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE A WIDER ECONOMY. MY CONSTITUENTS SPEND NINE DAYS ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES WITHIN ENERGY SECRETARY WHO ARE GOING TO TAKE THE THREATS OF RUSHING HACKING SERIOUSLY AND DEFEND US AGAINST THEM. I HOPE WE CAN GO INTO MORE DETAIL AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS. BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE PAST ENERGY SECRETARY IS LEAVING YOU WITH A ROADMAP FOR CYBERSECURITY. I HOPE YOU'LL TAKE IT AND PROVIDE THE LEADERSHIP THAT OUR NATION NEEDS TO STOP OUR VULNERABILITIES AGAINST SOMETHING SO IMPORTANT AS PROTECTING THE INNOVATION ECONOMY OF THE FUTURE BY FOREIGN ENTITIES. WITH THAT ON BEHALF OF THE 15,000 WASHINGTON WORKERS THAT WORK AT PNI LABS, I HOPE YOU'LL TAKE WHAT WE'VE SAID HERE TODAY ABOUT SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT VERY SERIOUSLY. I LOOK FORWARD AND CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING NOMINATED ON THIS IMPORTANT AGENCY. THE ALASKA SENATOR KORN AND TO PROVIDE HIS INTRODUCTION OF THE NOMINEE AND WHEN SENATOR CORNYN HAS COMPLETED HIS COMMENTS HAS COMPLETED ITS COMMENTS, WE'LL TURN TO YOU, SENATOR MANCHIN AND PROCEED TO HEAR FROM GOVERNOR PERRY. WELCOME, SENATOR CORNYN. SIGNATURE AND MURKOWSKI, RANKING MEMBER CANNOT WELL, COLLEAGUES, THANK YOU FOR HOLDING TO THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND MADE THE OPPORTUNITY OF INTRODUCING HIM. I WANT TO JUST ALSO INTRODUCE HIS WIFE, AND NITA, WHO IS HERE TODAY. HE HAS HIS EXTENDED FAMILY, INCLUDING SOME OF HIS ADOPTED FAMILY HERE WITH HIM TODAY AND I'LL LET HIM INTRODUCE THE REST OF THEM. I GOT TO KNOW SANDY AND I PAY MY WIFE AND I GOT TO KNOW RICK AND ANITA WHEN WE RAN FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE IN 1990. IT'S BEEN A FEW YEARS NOW. RICK HAD HEARD HE SERVED IN THE AIR FORCE. THEY SERVED IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE BEFORE BEING ELECTED AS AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER OF TEXAS. I GOT ELECTED TO THE TEXAS SUPREME COURT THAT SAME YEAR. LATER IN DECEMBER OF 2000, RICK ASSUMED THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS BECOMING AS CHAIRMAN MURKOWSKI NOTED ALONG WITH SERVING GOVERNOR OF STATE. SERVING IN PUBLIC OFFICE ALONGSIDE SOMEONE THAT LINE GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO ASSESS THEIR CHARACTER AND ABILITIES. I'M HERE TO SAY THAT I KNOW GOVERNOR PERRY TO BE A TREMENDOUS LEADER OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER IN A DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT WHO IS COMMITTED TO WORKING ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS AND NOW ON BEHALF OF THE NATION. RICK PERRY IS NOT A STATUS QUO KIND OF GUY. HE IS A LEADER. HE'S AN INNOVATOR. TEXANS ARE BY NATURE PRACTICAL PEOPLE LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS. RICK HAS LED IN THAT SPIRIT AND I BELIEVE THE RESULT IN OUR STATE SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. WE'VE BEEN BLESSED BY THE LEADERSHIP OF GOVERNOR PERRY. DURING HIS TENURE, THE STATES TRIED TO MAKE EVEN AS MUCH AS THE REST OF THE COUNTRY LANGUISH. TEXAS NOT ONLY ADDED ALMOST 2 MILLION JOBS DURING HIS TIME IN OFFICE, BUT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LION'S SHARE OF ALL JOB GROWTH ACROSS THE NATION FROM 20,722,014. IT'S REALLY A REMARKABLE STATISTIC. WHILE HE WAS GOVERNOR, TEXAS BECAME THE TOP EXPORTING STATE IN THE COUNTRY IN MORE THAN 14 YEARS IN A ROW NOW. AND THOUSANDS OF MILES OF HIGHWAY LANES WERE ADDED TO OUR ROADWAYS. IN OTHER WORDS, UNDER GOVERNOR PERRY'S WATCH, TEXAS FLORIST IN A HELP TEXANS EVERYWHERE EVEN MORE TO BRAG ABOUT. BUT THE REAL MEASURE OF A LEADER IS TESTED IN TIMES OF HARDSHIP AND TRIAL. THOMAS A WHILE TIRES TWO MAJOR HURRICANES ALONG OUR GULF COAST AND THE TRAGIC EXPLOSION IN WEST TEXAS HE WAS ABLE TO RISE TO THE OCCASION, MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS IN MEET THE CHALLENGE PLACED IN FRONT OF HIM. ON TOP OF ALL THESE, SCHMITZ, RICK. AS A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS WHEN IT COMES TO THE TEXAS ENERGY LANDSCAPE, NOT AN INSIGNIFICANT PART OF OUR ECONOMY. MANY ASSOCIATE TEXAS WITH THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY AND THAT WOULD BE FAIR. BUT DURING RICK SIMON ASKED HIM, HE CHAMPIONED AND ALL OF THE ABOVE ENERGY STRATEGY, REALLY AND ALL OF THE ABOVE ENERGY STRATEGY. IT WASN'T JUST RHETORIC. TO REVOLUTIONIZE PRODUCTION TO ENERGY USE AND MORE INNOVATION. TODAY, TEXAS NOT ONLY DID THE NATION IN OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION THAT PRODUCES MORE WIND ENERGY THAN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE COUNTRY. MORE THAN ALL BUT FIVE COUNTRIES UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP SOLAR ENERGY HAS CONTINUED TO GROW IN TEXAS IS POISED TO BECOME A NATIONAL LEADER IN SOLAR POWER AS WELL. THANKS TO HIS COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO GOVERNING, CREATING THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN MAKING ENERGY MORE AFFORDABLE FOR TEXAS FAMILIES. SO RICK DOESN'T FALL IN THE EITHER/OR TRAP TO FALL INTO. A ZERO-SUM GAME WHERE WE TALK ABOUT ENERGY. SPUR INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT IN THE TECHNOLOGY IS ABOUT STIFLING EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES AND WHILE REDUCING OUR STATE'S CARBON FOOTPRINT AS WELL. AND AT THE RISK OF AND THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE TENURE ARE SMART REGULATION, ENCOURAGING INNOVATION AND CREATING A CLIMATE THAT GROWS EVERY ASPECT OF ENERGY PRODUCTION AND HAS CONTINUED TO SERVE OUR STATE WELL. SO I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT THAT RICK PERRY WILL PUT FORWARD AN AMERICAN FIRST ENERGY POLICY AT THE DEPARTMENT AND WILL HELP SPAWN THE NEXT GREAT ERA OF AMERICAN ENERGY. HE HAS A TRACK RECORD. HE HAS THE KNOW-HOW AND A REAL DESIRE TO EXPORT MORE AMERICAN ENERGY TO ENHANCE SECURITY OF OUR FRIENDS AND ALLIES ABROAD. PUT ANOTHER WAY, RICK. SIMPLY THE RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB AND IT'S AN HONOR FOR ME TO SUPPORT HIS NOMINATION TO BE THE THIRD TEXT AND TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIRMAN. 10:00:18 ? >> SENATOR MANCHIN. 10:00:21 ? >> SENATOR MURKOWSKI, SENATOR CORNYN, GOVERNOR PERRY AND HIS LOVELY WIFE, AND NITA, TO THEIR DAUGHTER SYDNEY AND EXTENDED FAMILY AND I KNOW YOUR SON GRIFFIN WASN'T ABLE TO BE HERE TODAY, BUT I KNOW HE IS WITH YOU IN SPIRIT. .. THE PRESIDENT-ELECT'S NOMINEE FOR THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY, GOVERNOR RICK PERRY. HE IS THE LONGEST-SERVING GOVERNOR IN HISTORY OF TEXAS. THE 12 LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD AND IS UNIQUELY QUALIFIED TO HOLD THIS POSITION. FOR MANY YEARS WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS AND I KNOW RICK UNDERSTANDS HOW TO WORK ACROSS THE AISLE AND A BIPARTISAN WAY TO GET THINGS DONE. I SEEN THAT FIRSTHAND. I WAS HONORED TO CALL HIM MY COLLEAGUE. SECRETARY KING UNDERSTANDS OUR COLLEGE AS GOVERNORS YOU KNOW THEY BECOME FRIENDS, THEY BECOME PART OF YOUR FAMILY. AND MY TENURE AS THE STATE GOVERNMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA. IN THE YEAR 2005, KATRINA, WE CAN OF KATRINA, AND WE WERE THE SOUTHERN GOVERNORS CONFERENCE AND WE WERE SITTING THERE AND I'VE NOT MET GOVERNOR PERRY BEFORE BUT WE MEET TWO OR THREE TIMES A YEAR, GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER. WE ARE SITTING THERE AND GOVERNOR BLOGGER FROM LOUISIANA COULD THAT BE THERE BECAUSE SHE WAS TOLD THAT HURRICANE WAS GOING TO HAVE A DEVASTATING IMPACT ON HER STATE. SO RICK AND I THAT WE CAN WERE TALKING BACK AND FORTH OVER WATCHING THE WEATHER REPORTS, WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AND DIFFERENT PRECAUTIONS. AS GOVERNORS WANT TO TAKE TO PROTECT ALL YOUR CITIZENS TO KEEP THEM OUT OF HARM'S WAY THE BEST YOU CAN. I'LL NEVER FORGET THE LAST DAY WE WERE LEAVING. WE HAD TO GET BACK. RICK WAS GOING BACK TO TEXAS. I SAID DO YOU THINK THE HURRICANE, WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD, IS IT GOING TO AFFECT A? HE SAID I JUST TALKED WITH PEOPLE IN TEXAS AND WE THINK WERE GOING TO BE SPARED. WE WITNESSED BY THIS HURRICANE. IT WAS A BLESSING. LO AND BEHOLD WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK, DID RICK EVER HAVE A WIDE AWAKENING BECAUSE THEN WITH THE DEVASTATION THAT HIT OVER A QUARTER OF 1 MILLION PEOPLE I THINK MOVED IN IMMEDIATELY TO TEXAS. TEXAS GOT OVERWHELMED AT THAT TIME AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE SUPPORT. WE ARE WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO KIND OF DIRECTORS. AS GOVERNORS WE TOOK HER OWN AND JUST YOU. WE ARE ALL COMMANDERS IN CHIEF OF OUR NATIONAL GUARD AND I SAID RICK, WHAT CAN WE DO? HE SAID I NEED SOME HELP. WE SENT C-130s. WE SENT OVER 1200 SOLDIERS TO HELP HIM TO MOVE IN SUPPLIES, TO A FEMA MOVING SUPPLIES, TO HELP MOVE PEOPLE OUT BECAUSE THEY HAD NOWHERE TO GO. WE MOVE THEM INTO WEST VIRGINIA. IT WAS A COLLABORATION OF HOW GOVERNMENT SHOULD WORK AND HOW WE ALL SHOULD BE WORKING TOGETHER. SO I WATCHED HIM UNDER THAT, AND REALLY TOUGH SITUATION. PEOPLE ARE DEPENDENT ON RICK TO STEP TO THE TABLE AND HE DID. HE TOOK CARE OF THEM, NEVER MISSED A BEAT AND WE ALL REACHED OUT TO HELP EACH OTHER. SO THROUGHOUT THOSE CHALLENGING TIMES GOVERNOR PERRY'S RESOURCES AND MANAGERIAL SKILLS WERE ON DISPLAY. SOMEONE SAYS ARE YOU READY FOR THESE JOBS? NO ONE GAVE US A MANUAL WHEN WE BECAME GOVERNOR. WE DID KNOW EVERYTHING THAT IT ENTAILED. WE HAD TO LEARN WHILE WE WERE THERE. YOU HAVE TO GET UP TO SPEED QUICK. SENATOR MURKOWSKI, I KNOW YOU KNOW FROM YOUR FAMILY ACCEPTED WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT RICK IS GOING TO NOT ONLY DO THE JOB, HE'S GOING TO EXCEL IN THE JOB. DIVERSIFYING THE TEXAS PORTFOLIO IS REMARKABLE. THE NUMBER ONE PRODUCER OF CRUDE OIL AND NATURAL GAS IN THE NATION. THE STATE OF TEXAS HAS DONE THE HEAVY LIFTING LIKE WEST VIRGINIA AND SO MANY OF YOUR STATES. PEOPLE DON'T ASK FOR MUCH. THEY WILL GO INTO THE HEAVY WORK AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE FOR THIS COUNTRY AND MAKE AS A SUPERPOWER THEY ARE WITH THE GREATEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD. I BELIEVE RICK HAS EXPERIENCE AND THE TENACITY TO SERVE IN THIS CHAPTER. TEXAS IS OF THE LARGEST PRODUCER OF CRUDE OIL, NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRICITY IN THE NATURE. DURING HIS TENURE AS SENATOR CORNYN NOTED, THROUGH 2000-2013, AIR QUALITY IN TEXAS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED WITH MAJOR REDUCTIONS IN POLLUTIONS LIKE OZONE, NITROGEN OXIDE, SULFUR DIOXIDE DESPITE VERY STRONG POPULATION GROWTH. I'LL LET HIM TALKING ABOUT THE GROWTH THEY HAVE HAD IN TEXAS. GOVERNOR PERRY CULTIVATED WIND ENERGY, DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS WHICH IS NOW THE LEADER AND ALSO SOLAR COMING ON SO STRONGLY. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ALL ENERGY POLICY READS EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HAVE DEPENDABLE RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY. AND DO IT AS CLEAN AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. HOPEFULLY THE REST OF THE WORLD WILL TAKE THE LEAD. I BELIEVE HE POSSESSES AND ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE ENERGY POLICY. THAT WILL FIND THE BALANCE WHICH IS SO IMPORTANT. I DON'T NEED TO DO ANY OF Y'ALL SITTING THERE WORKING WITH YOUR EVERYDAY FINDING THAT BALANCE IS VERY DIFFICULT. VERY DIFFICULT, BUT WE TRY. I BELIEVE RICK WILL BE SOMEONE WHO WILL WORK WITH YOU. WE ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH SECRETARY EARNING MONIES, A GREAT MAN AND HE WORKED ACROSS THE AISLE VERY WELL. I THINK YOU'LL FIND THAT REASSURANCE FROM RICK PERRY. I LOOK FOR TO RICK SERVING. I THINK HE WILL DO A GREAT JOB FOR NOT ONLY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BUT FOR ALL OF US IN AMERICA. SO THAT I'M PROUD TO SUPPORT MY FRIEND, MY COLLEAGUE RICK PERRY. >> THANK YOU, SENATOR MANCHIN COULD WE APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS. BOTH OF YOU GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING THIS INTRODUCTION FOR GOVERNOR PERRY. AND NOW AT THIS TIME I WOULD ASK YOU GOVERNOR PERRY TO PLEASE COME FORWARD. AND BEFORE ASKING FOR OPENING STATEMENT I AM GOING TO ADMINISTER THE OATH WHICH IS CUSTOMARY IN HEARINGS SUCH AS THIS ONE AND I'M GOING TO ASK YOU THE CUSTOMARY THREE QUESTIONS. SO AT THIS TIME IF YOU COULD RAISE YOUR HAND. THE RULES OF THE COMMITTEE WHICH APPLY TO ALL NOMINEES REQUIRED THAT THEY BE SWORN IN CONNECTION WITH HER TESTIMONY. RAISING YOUR RIGHT HAND, DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT THE TESTIMONY YOU ARE ABOUT TO GIVE TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES SHALL BE THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH? 10:07:14 ? >> I DO. 10:07:16 ? >> YOU MAY GO AHEAD AND BE SEATED. BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR STATEMENT, GOING TO ASK YOU THREE QUESTIONS ADDRESSED TO EACH NOMINEE BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE. THE FIRST IS WILL YOU BE AVAILABLE TO APPEAR BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE AND OTHER CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES TO REPRESENT DEPARTMENTAL POSITIONS AND RESPOND TO ISSUES OF CONCERN TO THE CONGRESS? 10:07:37 ? >> I WILL. 10:07:38 ? >> AND ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY PERSONAL HOLDINGS, INVESTMENTS OR INTEREST THAT COULD CONSTITUTE A CONFLICT OR CREATE AN APPEARANCE OF SUCH CONFLICT, SHOULD YOU BE CONFIRMED AND ASSUMED OFFICE TO WHICH YOU BE NOMINATED BY THE PRESIDENT? [INAUDIBLE] SPINNING AND ARE YOU INVOLVED OR DO YOU HAVE ANY ASSETS HELD IN BLIND TRUST? 10:07:58 ? >> I DO NOT, SENATOR. 10:08:01 ? >> THANK YOU, GOVERNOR PERRY. YOU MAY PROCEED WITH YOUR STATEMENT. THE MIC NOT ON? 10:08:12 ? >> ALREADY THE COMMITTEE IS BEING WONDERFULLY HELPFUL AND SUPPORTIVE HERE. 10:08:16 ? >> AND I FOUND NOTHING BUT THAT DURING MY TIME IN EACH OF YOUR OFFICES, SOME WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR HOSPITALITY. MADAM CHAIRWOMAN MURKOWSKI AND, I WANT TO SAY TO EACH OF YOU MIGRATE THANKS. RANKING MEMBER CANTWELL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WISDOM, YOUR INTERACTION. ALL THE DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO COME IN AND SHARE WITH YOU, TO LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR CONCERNS. IT IS A REAL HONOR FOR ME TO BE HERE, TO BE PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP PSALMODY FOR THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY. AS I SAID, THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN EXTREMELY INFORMATIVE AND IT HAS BEEN BENEFICIAL FOR ME. THE END OF THE DISCUSSIONS THAT WE'VE HAD IN YOUR OFFICES, IN SOME CASES OVER THE PHONE AFTERWARDS, HAVE BEEN MOST IMPORTANT. I WILL SUGGEST, THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THIS PROCESS FOR ME. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK SENATOR MURKOWSKI, SENATOR CANTWELL AGAIN. YOU BOTH SPOKE PASSIONATELY AND VERY FRANKLY ABOUT THE PRIORITIES OF THIS COUNTRY AND FOR THE THINGS THAT AFFECT ENERGY POLICY. YOU MAY BE FROM DIFFERENT POLITICAL PARTIES, BUT AS I NOTED DURING THOSE MEETINGS, WHAT YOU HAVE IN COMMON, AND BOTH OF YOU TALKED PASSIONATELY ABOUT ENERGY DEVELOPMENT, ABOUT THE SAFETY, ABOUT THE RELIABILITY OF NUCLEAR STOCKPILE. THE VITAL ROLE OF OUR NATIONAL LABS, CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF GRID SECURITY. UNIQUE SITUATIONS IN EACH OF YOUR STATES. AND I MIGHT ADD, BOTH OF THEM TALKED VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THOSE ISSUES WITHOUT THE BENEFITS OF NOTES. YOU KNOW WELL THE CHALLENGES AND ISSUES THAT ARE GOING TO BE FACING THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY, IF I'M CONFIRMED, OBVIOUS I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH EACH ONE OF YOU. BEFORE I GO FURTHER I WANT TO RECOGNIZE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS ALREADY BEEN RECOGNIZE, BUT I WANT TO ADD MY VERY STRONG LOVE AND SUPPORT TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS BEEN MY GREATEST ADVOCATE, A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN WITH ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY SINCE A PIANO RECITAL, SENATOR FRANKEN, BACK IN THE LATE 1950S. YOU, YOU DID KNOW I WAS A PIANIST. I WAS GOING TO BRING THAT TO YOUR ATTENTION, SIR. THAT IS OBVIOUSLY MY WIFE, I NEED IT. WE'VE HAD QUITE A JOURNEY. I GREW UP ON A DRY LAND COTTON FARM 60 MILES FROM THE CLOSEST PLACE THAT A POST-OFFICE AND A A HOUSE THAT I JUST RECEIVED ELECTRIFICATION, RECEIVED POWER FROM THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AGENCY, ALL THE WAY TO TODAY AS I WAS BEING CONSIDERED AS THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY. WITH US TODAY IS ALSO ONE OF OUR PRIDE AND JOYCE, THAT'S OUR DAUGHTER, AND HER NEW HUSBAND, NAVAL OFFICER, BRAD HARRISON. I ARRIVED AT THIS APPOINTMENT WITH THREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE AND ELECTED OFFICE. I WAS A STATE REPRESENTATIVE. I WAS THE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER. I WISH OF THE TUBULAR GOVERNOR, FOR 14 YEARS THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS -- LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR. DURING MY THREE AND HALF TERMS AS GOVERNOR, I STATE THAT CREATED TWO POINT 2 MILLION JOBS. WE ADDED MORE PEOPLE TO OUR POPULATION MOST THAN ANY OTHER STATE DURING THAT PERIOD OF TIME. IF IT WERE A STANDALONE COUNTRY, IT WOULD BE THE 12th LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD. WE ARE ALSO NATIONS LEADING ENERGY PRODUCING STATE, NOT JUST IN TERMS OF OIL AND GAS, AS SENATOR CORNYN SHARED WITH YOU, BUT ALSO WIND ENERGY. I HAVE FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE WITH THE SHOW ENERGY BOOM THAT REVOLUTIONIZED AMERICAN ENERGY WITH THE STATE CLEANUP EFFORTS TO IMPROVE OUR ENVIRONMENT AS WELL. AS GOVERNOR I ALSO LEARNED THAT THE MANAGEMENT SKILLS THAT YOU GAIN AS SENATOR MANSION SHOULD WITH YOU, SECRETARY KING, YOU CERTAINLY KNOW THIS, OF BEING A GOVERNOR. I HAVE THE EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY FOR LEADING AN ORGANIZATION AS LARGE AS THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. FROM THIS EXPERIENCE I LEARNED HOW IMPORTANT ENERGY IS TO THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, AND THE GREAT RESPONSIBILITY THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF WHAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO PROTECT OUR CITIZENS. I'M ALSO, I SHOULD SAY, IF I AM SO FORTUNATE AS TO BE CONFIRMED, THIS EXPERIENCE WILL INFORM MY PRIORITIES AT THE DEPARTMENT. I AM COMMITTED TO KEEPING AMERICANS SAFE. NUCLEAR SECURITY IS THE LARGEST PORTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PORTFOLIO. ITS BUDGET COME IF YOU WOULD. I WILL BE FOCUSED ON CONTINUING TO PROTECT AND MODERNIZE THE NATIONS NUCLEAR STOCKPILE. AS A FORMER AIR FORCE PILOT DURING THE DAYS OF THE COLD WAR, I UNDERSTAND THE DETERRENT VALUE OF OUR NUCLEAR WEAPONS SYSTEM AND THE VITAL ROLE THAT THE POINT IN KEEPING THE PEACE. ANOTHER ASPECT OF SECURITY IS ENSURING THE RELIABILITY OF OUR ELECTRIC GRID AGAINST CYBERSECURITY ATTACKS. I'M COMMITTED TO UNDERTAKING ENHANCED SECURITY MEASURES, WHERE NECESSARY, AND ASSISTING WITH RECOVERY EFFORTS IF THOSE ARE REQUIRED, SO THAT AMERICANS CAN DEPEND ON A STABLE SOURCE OF POWER I WILL -- THE GOVERNOR OF A COASTAL STATE IN ORGANIZING AMERICAN RESPONSE PERSONNEL TO HANDLE DISASTERS EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY. IF CONFIRMED, I WILL ADVOCATE AND PROMOTE ENERGY IN ALL FORMS, AND THAT CERTAINLY INCLUDES OUR RENEWABLES. AMERICA HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH VAST NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE TECHNOLOGY TO UTILIZE THEM. I'M COMMITTED TO HELPING PROVIDE STABLE, RELIABLE, AFFORDABLE AND SECURE SOURCES OF AMERICAN ENERGY. AND AMERICA FIRST ENERGY STRATEGY IS IMPORTANT TO QUIT JOBS AND TO GROW THE ECONOMY. I AM A MAJOR PROPONENT OF MAINTAINING AMERICAN LEADERSHIP IN THE AREA OF SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY. I SUPPORT THE ACADEMIC AND THE GOVERNMENT MISSION OF BASIC RESEARCH, EVEN WHEN YOU MAY NOT SEE THE RESULTS OF THAT FOR A GENERATION. OUR SCIENTISTS AND OUR LABS ARE THE ENVY OF THE WORLD I LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING THOSE LABS THIS YEAR. AND IF CONFIRMED, LEARNING EVEN MORE ABOUT THE UNIQUE WORK THAT THEY DO. I HAVE A STRONG RECORD OF AGGRESSIVELY COURTING LEADING SCIENTIFIC MINDS TO BRING INNOVATION AND JOB CREATION TO MY HOME STATE. FURTHERMORE, I UNDERSTAND AND AM COMMITTED TO THE VITAL ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY THAT IT MAINTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP. SPECIFICALLY, CLEANING UP NUCLEAR WASTE THAT IS OF THE LEGACY OF THE COLD WAR. I HAVE EXPERIENCE OF DEALING WITH THE DIFFICULT CHALLENGES OF TRANSPORTING AND STORING LOW-LEVEL WASTE IN MY HOME STATE OF TEXAS. I KNOW THIS IS A DAUNTING TASK. YOU'VE GOT 35 STATES THAT TEMPORARILY OUR HOUSING WASTE FROM VARIOUS NUCLEAR PROGRAMS. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS MANY OF YOU ARE HEARING BACK HOME ABOUT NUCLEAR WASTE FACILITIES. IN SUMMARY, I'M COMMITTED TO MODERNIZE OUR NUCLEAR STOCKPILE, PROMOTING AND DEVELOPING AMERICAN ENERGY AND ALL FORMS, DANCING THE DEPARTMENTS CRITICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MISSION, AND CAREFULLY DISPOSING OF NUCLEAR WASTE. MADAM CHAIRWOMAN COME IF I MAY IMAGE IS LIMITED THAT I HAVE LEFT, I'VE A COUPLE OF OTHER ISSUES LIKE TO TOUCH UPON. I HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE IMPORTANT WORK BEING DONE EVERY DAY BY THE OUTSTANDING MEN AND WOMEN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. I HAVE SPOKEN SEVERAL TIMES TO SECRETARY MONIZ ABOUT THE OPERATION. I'VE SPOKEN TO HIS PREDECESSORS. AND IF CONFIRMED, MY DESIRE IS TO LEAD THIS AGENCY IN A THOUGHTFUL MANNER SURROUNDING MYSELF WITH THE EXPERTISE ON THE CORE FUNCTION OF THE DEPARTMENT. MY PAST STATEMENTS MADE OVER FIVE YEARS AGO ABOUT ABOLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DID NOT REFLECT MY CURRENT THINKING. IN FACT, AFTER BEING BRIEFED ON SOME OF THE VITAL FUNCTIONS THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, I REGRET RECOMMENDING ITS ELIMINATION. IF CONFIRMED, I WILL ENTER THIS ROLE EXCITED AND PASSIONATE ABOUT ADVOCATING AND ADVANCING THE CORE MISSIONS OF THE D.O.E., DRAWING GREATER ATTENTION TO THE VITAL ROLE PLAYED BY THE AGENCY AND HARD WORK THAT MEN AND WOMEN WHO DEDICATE THEMSELVES IN PURSUIT OF THESE MISSIONS. SECOND, LET ME SPEAK TO THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. I BELIEVE THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING. I BELIEVE SOME OF IT IS NATURALLY OCCURRING BUT SOME OF IT IS CAUSED BY MAN-MADE ACTIVITY. THE QUESTION IS HOW WE ADDRESS IN A THOUGHTFUL WAY THAT DOESN'T COMPROMISE ECONOMIC GROWTH. IT AFFECTS THE AFFORDABILITY OF ENERGY OR AMERICAN JOBS. IN TEXAS WE GOT A RECORD OF TAKING ACTION TO ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES INCLUDING TIME OF CHANGE, AND DESPITE THIS FAST-GROWING POPULATION, AND I MIGHT ADD, ONE OF THE LARGEST PETROCHEMICAL REFINING INDUSTRIES IN THE WORLD, WE SAW OUR CLIMATE AND OUR AIR IMPROVE DURING THAT PERIOD OF TIME. WE REDUCED CARBON OUTPUT BY 17%. SULFUR DIOXIDE BY 56%. NITROGEN OXIDE BY 66%. WE DECOMMISSIONED 137 OF THESE OLDER, DIRTY BURNING PLANTS, SENATOR. I MEAN, WE DID IT BY USING INCENTIVES TO MOVE TO NEW TECHNOLOGY, CLEAN TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS CLEAN COAL AND CARBON CAPTURE AND UNDERGROUND STORAGE. IN HOUSTON THERE IS $1 BILLION PLAN PLAN THAT WILL BE OPENING SOON USING CARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION. WE ARE ALSO USING THAT CARBON THAT'S THEN INJECTED INTO WELLS FOR SECONDARY AND TERTIARY RECOVERY OPERATIONS. I SIGNED A LAW INTO PLACE TO RETROFIT SOME 15,000 ENGINES UNDER THE TEXAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION PLAN. AND WE PROVIDED INCENTIVES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCIES. OUR WILLINGNESS TO DEVELOP NATURAL GAS AND CAT SHOW FORMATIONS HAVE HELPED NOT ONLY TEXAS REDUCE ITS CARBON FOOTPRINT, BUT OTHER STATES AND MEXICO AS WELL. BUT WE TRULY ADVOCATED AND ALL OF THE ABOVE STRATEGY, REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS, NOT JUST THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF CLEANER FOSSIL FUELS, BUT THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES AS WELL BUT DURING MY TIME AS GOVERNOR, TEXAS TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT, NOW PRODUCES MORE WIND AS SENATOR CORNYN REMINDED YOU OF, THEN SEVEN COUNTRIES. EXCUSE ME, FIVE COUNTRIES. WHEN IT COMES TO CLIMATE CHANGE, I'M COMMITTED TO MAKING DECISIONS BASED ON SOUND SCIENCE BUT ALSO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS. WE NEED AN ENERGY POLICY FOR THE 21st CENTURY THAT IS FOCUSED ON PROMOTING AMERICAN ENERGY IN ALL FORMS. I AM COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH THIS COMMITTEE AND THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION TO DO JUST THAT. SENATORS, THIS IS AN HISTORIC TIME FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR. AND I WOULD BE HONORED TO BE A PART OF THAT. THANK YOU. 10:21:34 ? >> THANK YOU, GOVERNOR PERRY. I APPRECIATE THAT YOU ADDRESS, I KNOW AT LEAST TWO MATTERS OF CONCERN BASED ON THE STATEMENTS THAT YOU HAVE MADE PREVIOUSLY, AND I'M SURE THAT THERE WILL BE FURTHER QUESTIONS DIRECTED TO THAT, BUT I DO THINK IT'S ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THE WORK THAT HAS GONE FORWARD WITHIN THE STATE OF TEXAS, AS YOU HAVE WORKED TO NOT ONLY EMBRACE A GROWING POPULATION, PROVIDE FOR JOBS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY BUT AT THE SAME TIME WORKING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF EMISSIONS AND HOW YOU CAN BRING ON ADDITIONAL ENERGY SOURCES, BOTH THE TRADITIONAL AND OUR RENEWABLES. SO I THINK IT'S A GOOD STORY AND THE STORY WORTH REPEATING. I WANT TO FOCUS MY FIRST ROUND OF QUESTIONS ON SOME ALASKA SPECIFIC ISSUES. AND APPRECIATE YOUR ATTENTION TO THE. SENATOR CANTWELL MENTIONED THAT I AM OFTEN HEARD STATING THAT AMERICA IS AN ARCTIC NATION, AND WE ARE AN ARCTIC NATION BECAUSE OF WHERE ALASKA SITS. AND WE ARE PROUD THAT WE ARE AN ARCTIC NATION. WE HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME WHO I THINK YOU THE ARCTIC AS SOMETHING IN ISOLATION, SOMETHING THAT IS FROZEN IN TIME, ALMOST A SNOW GLOBE THAT SHOULD SIT ON THE SHELF AND WE JUST SHOULDN'T TOUCH IT. BUT AS SECRETARY KING KNOWS, AS THE CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE ARCTIC CAUCUS WITH ME, IT IS A VERY DYNAMIC PART OF THE WORLD AND A VERY DYNAMIC PART OF OUR COUNTRY. BUT UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE ARCTIC IS IMPERATIVE, KNOWING THE SCIENCE, UNDERSTANDING THE SCIENCE IS AN IMPERATIVE AND WE SEE MUCH OF THIS, OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE AN INCREDIBLE RESOURCES IN THE ARCTIC. CERTAINLY THAT COULD ENHANCE THIS COUNTRIES ENERGY PRODUCTION IF WE ARE ABLE TO ACCESS THEM. SO THE COMMITMENT THAT I AM SEEKING FROM YOU TODAY IS ONE WHERE YOU WOULD AGREE TO WORK WITH ME AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE OF ALASKA, AND REALLY THE COUNTRY AS AN ARCTIC NATION, TO BRING INDUSTRY, TO BRING SCIENCE, TO BRING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES TOGETHER TO ENSURE THAT THE U.S. CAN CONTINUE TO BE A LEADER IN THE ARCTIC AS A RELATES TO OUR ENERGY PRODUCTION, AS A RELATES TO OUR SITES, AS IT RELATES TO UNDERSTANDING ALL THAT IS IN FRONT OF US, AS AN ARCTIC NATION. SPIRIT SENATOR, YOU HAVE MY COMMITMENT AS DO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE TO FOCUS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE VARIOUS REGIONS. OBVIOUSLY YOU AND I HAD A VERY LENGTHY CONVERSATION ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT ALASKA AND THE NATIVE ALASKANS FACE FROM THE STANDPOINT OF BOTH THE ECONOMIC IMPACT, THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. IT IS A UNIQUE AREA OF OUR COUNTRY, BUT THE TIMES I HAVE VISITED THERE AT THE TIMES I WILL VISIT IN THE FUTURE WILL HELP DEVELOP EVEN BETTER AND UNDERSTANDING OF, NOT ONLY THE CHALLENGES BUT THE OPPORTUNITIES. AND I LOOK AT THIS POSITION, IF I'M SO FORTUNATE AS TO BE CONFIRMED AS SECRETARY OF ENERGY, TO NOT ONLY USE THE AGENCY AND THE VAST, THE BRILLIANCE OF OUR NATIONAL LABS. ONE OF THE THINGS SINCE 2012, IN PARTICULAR WHEN I STARTED SPENDING TIME UNDERSTAND OUR NATIONAL LABS, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, WHICH IS IN MY HOME STATE WAS BROUGHT INTO A COMPETITION TO OPERATE SANDIA LABS. AT THAT PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME, I SPEAK FOR MYSELF, AND A REALLY FUN AT ABOUT THESE LABORATORIES. AND THE MEN AND WOMEN IN THOSE LABORATORIES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY INDIVIDUALS, THE TECHNOLOGY SIDE AND THE SCIENCES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. THERE ARE A FASCINATINGLY LARGE NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE ON THE ECONOMIC SIDE TO MAKE PEOPLES QUALITY OF LIFE COME IN YOUR HOME STATE, FOR INSTANCE, BETTER BY BRINGING TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE MAY HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT TODAY, AND SOME THAT WE HAVEN'T EVEN DRINK UP YET, TO THE TABLE, TO COMMERCIALIZATION, TO AFFECT YOUR STATE, AND THIS NATION AS A WHOLE. SO MY RECORD AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS HAS BEEN ONE TO NOT ONLY THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, DO SOME THINGS THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT NECESSARILY HAVE ASSOCIATED WITH A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR, BUT TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, AND PEOPLE WHO REALLY DON'T LET'S GET A TINKERS DAMN ABOUT EITHER POLITICAL PARTY, BUT WANT TO SEE RESULTS, AND THAT'S WHAT I WILL COMMIT TO YOU, TO FIND THOSE RESULTS THAT WILL HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOUR CITIZENS OF ALASKA AND OF THIS COUNTRY. 10:27:27 ? >> I APPRECIATE THAT COMMITMENT AND I WOULD COMMEND TO YOU AND WE CAN BE THAT LIVING LABORATORY LABORATORY. AS ONE OF AS OUR NATIONAL LABS ARE. WE HAD SOME EXTRAORDINARY INDIVIDUALS WITH A Ph.D IN ARCTIC LIVING, INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE LIVED, THE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN THERE FOR MILLENNIA, AND RELYING ON THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AS WELL AS WE WORK WITH OUR BRILLIANT SCIENTIST IN LABS AND AROUND THE COUNTRY IS VERY IMPORTANT BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO SPENDING MORE TIME WITH YOU SPEAKING ABOUT HIS ISSUES THAT ARE SO PERTINENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABLE, SUSTAINED ABILITY OF AN ENVIRONMENT. SENATOR CANTWELL. 10:28:14 ? >> THANK YOU MANAGER. GOVERNOR PERRY, I LIKE SEVERAL THINGS YOU HAD TO SAY. IT WAS ONE THING I DEFINITELY WANT TO BRING UP THAT'S VERY CONCERNING AND THAT IS THAT YOU SENT AS IT RELATED TO ENERGY STRATEGY, WE CANNOT AS YOU SAID QUOTE COMPROMISE ECONOMIC GROWTH. WELL, I GUARANTEE YOU TODAY WE'RE COMPROMISING ECONOMIC GROWTH BECAUSE OF OUR OVERDEPENDENCE ON FOSSIL FUEL. IT IS HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE NATURAL RESOURCES ECONOMY IN MY STATE. IT'S HAVING AN EFFECT ON SHELLFISH AND THE ABILITY TO FEED. IT IS HAVING AN EFFECT ON THE TWO MOST DEVASTATING FIRE SEASONS OUR STATE HAS SET IN THE HISTORY OF OUR STATE, BURNING UP JUST ON ONE INDIAN RESERVATION OVER $2 BILLION WORTH OF TIMBER. WE HAVE REQUESTED MY COLLEAGUES IN THE COLLEGE AND I BET YOU A REPORT THAT EXPECT TO BE OUT THIS YEAR THAT WILL TELL YOU EXACTLY HOW MUCH THIS IS COSTING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. I DON'T THINK THE NUMBER WILL BE IN BILLIONS. IT'S IT'S GOING TO BE HIGHER THAN THAT. SO MY QUESTION IS, EDGY LOOK AT THIS AGENCY, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I PREDICATED MY COMMENTS ON IS THE LEVEL OF SCIENCE INVESTMENT THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE CONTINUE TO DO THIS TRANSITION. THE TRANSITION TEAM SENT AROUND A DOCUMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BASICALLY TRYING TO IDENTIFY D.O.E. RESPONSIBILITY RELATED TO, THEY SAID, CLIMATE MEETINGS, ATTENDING FRAMEWORK CONVENTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE, THINGS OF THAT NATURE. JUXTAPOSED TO THE FACT WE'RE GETTING HACKED BY THE RUSSIANS ARE THE REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE COULDN'T BOTHER TO PICK UP A CYBERSECURITY BILL AND PASSED IT, I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU AS ENERGY SECRETARY ARE GOING TO HAVE PRIORITIES. THESE ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS. SO I WANT TO KNOW YOUR COMMITMENT TO PROTECTING THESE INDIVIDUALS AND THE SCIENTIFIC BUDGET THAT GOES ALONG WITH THEM, AND YOUR WILLINGNESS TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT IN THE EFFORT OF DEFENDING US, BASICALLY REPUDIATING THE COMMENTS OF BRING THE HACKING ON, AND INSTEAD MAKE THE COMMITMENT TO PICK UP THE MANTLE AND DEFEND OUR NATION AGAINST RUSSIAN ATTACKS. 10:30:40 ? >> SENATOR, THAT QUESTIONNAIRE THAT YOU REFERENCED WENT OUT BEFORE I WAS EVER SELECTED AS THE NOMINEE TO SIT BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE. I DIDN'T APPROVE IT. I DON'T APPROVE OF IT. I DON'T NEED THAT INFORMATION. I DON'T WANT THAT INFORMATION. THAT IS NOT HOW I MANAGE. I HAVE A HISTORY OF WORKING WITH PEOPLE TO FIND ANSWERS TO CHALLENGES THAT FACE US. MY COMMITMENT TO YOU AND THE MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE IS TO OBVIOUSLY, NOT ONLY REACH ACROSS POLITICAL AISLES, BUT ALSO TO WORK WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO I HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF RESPECT FOR AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, TO FIND THE SOLUTIONS TO THESE MANY CHALLENGES THAT WE HAVE, WHETHER THEY ARE ON THE ENVIRONMENT, WHETHER THEY ARE ECONOMICALLY FOCUSED, OR OTHERWISE. 10:31:44 ? >> DO YOU PLAN TO PROTECT THE SCIENCE BUDGET RELATED TO INFORMATION ON CLIMATE? 10:31:50 ? >> YOUR QUESTION AGAIN. 10:31:54 ? >> DO YOU PLAN TO PROTECT THE SCIENCE RESEARCH AT D.O.E. RELATED TO CLIMATE? 10:32:00 ? >> I'M GOING TO PROTECT ALL OF THE SCIENCE RELATED, WHETHER IT'S TO THE CLIMATE OR TO THE OTHER ASPECTS OF WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING. YOU ASKED ABOUT CYBER, AND I WILL SUGGEST TO YOU D.O.E. HAS A MASSIVE ROLE TO PLAY IN THAT. IT'S AN AREA THAT ALSO HAVE A HISTORY WITH, SENATOR, OF BEING WORKING WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WORKING WITH, IN MY CASE, STATE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES. BUT THE D.O.E. WILL ALLOW ME TO GO TO A NEW LEVEL, IF YOU WILL, OF ENGAGEMENT, TO FIND THE WAYS TO PROTECT. AND I'LL BE HONEST WITH YOU, SENATOR. I DON'T CARE WHO IT IS, WHAT PLAYERS, WHETHER IT'S A FORMAL STATEMENT WHETHER IT IS A GROUP THAT IS LOOSELY ASSOCIATED. THAT IF THEY'RE TRYING TO PENETRATE INTO AMERICANS LIVES, WHETHER IT'S BY THE CITIZENS OR WHETHER IT'S AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF OUR GOVERNMENT, YOU WILL SEE ME ENGAGED IN AN ACTIVITY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WORKING ACROSS AGENCIES, FOR THAT MATTER, WORKING WITH THE DOD AT DARPA AND ARPA-E WITH ROI. ALL THOSE DIFFERENT AGENCIES. I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE THAT WE HAVE IN OUR SCIENTIFIC LABORATORIES AND/OR PRIVATE SECTOR OPERATIONS IN THE FERTILE MINDS OF THE MEN AND WOMEN AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND THE SCIENTIFIC SIDE IN PARTICULAR. THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE ABILITY TO STOP THAT CYBER SNOOPING, OR FOR THAT MATTER, THE INTENTIONS TO DO HARM TO AMERICANS BY PENETRATING INTO OUR ELECTRIC GRID. 10:33:44 ? >> MY TYPE VISITS BY BATISTA CLIP ON YOU WILL PROTECT THE SCIENTISTS AND THE SCIENCE BUDGET RELATED TO CLIMATE? 10:33:49 ? >> SYNDICATE, I'M GOING TO PROTECT THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY FROM ANYONE THAT WOULD ATTACK THEM, NO MATTER WHAT THAT REASON MAY BE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. 10:34:00 ? >> THANK YOU. 10:34:02 ? >> SENATOR HOEVEN, AND YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY SENATOR HEINRICH. 10:34:05 ? >> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIRMAN. GOVERNOR PERRY, THANKS FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE AND TO I NEED ANNUAL FAMILY. GREAT TO SEE YOU. OF COURSE YOU'RE PART OF THAT SERVICE AS WELL. SO THANKS SO MUCH, AND WELCOME. I APPRECIATE IN OPENING STATEMENT YOU TALKED ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ENERGY THAT ARE PRODUCED IN TEXAS BECAUSE WE NEED AND ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE ENERGY POLICY FOR OUR COUNTRY. WE NEED ONE THAT IS FOCUSED ON EMPOWERING STATE RATHER THAN A FEDERAL ONE SIZE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT. I ALSO APPRECIATE THAT YOU BROUGHT UP NOT ONLY ARE YOU A LEADER OF TEXAS AND PRODUCING FOSSIL FUELS LIKE OIL AND GAS AND COAL BUT YOU'RE ALSO A LEADER IN RENEWABLE ENERGY. IN MY STATE ACTUALLY PRODUCE 1 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL A DAY. WE ARE SECOND ONLY TO TEXAS IN OIL PRODUCTION BUT WE ALSO PRODUCE WIND AND BIOFUELS AND OTHER RENEWABLES. AND YOU TALKED ABOUT THAT, AND I WANT TO COMMEND YOU ON THAT. AND WHAT TO BRING UP SOMETHING WE TALKED ABOUT WHEN YOU CAME IN TO SEE ME. AND THAT IS THAT TECHNOLOGY REALLY IS THE WAY FORWARD AS WE DEVELOP ALL THESE SOURCES OF ENERGY, NOT PRODUCES MORE ENERGY OR COST-EFFECTIVELY BUT ALSO WITH BETTER DEPARTMENTAL STORE TO PICK YOU TALKED ABOUT PETROL NOVA, PROJECT ARE WORKING ON TO CAPTURE AND SEQUESTER CO2, WE HAVE A PROJECT IN THE GREAT PLAINS WHERE WE TAKE THE SAME CALL YOU WORK WITH IN TEXAS. WE PRODUCE SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS WITH THAT COLBY RECOUNTED THE FUTURE WE PUT INTO OILFIELDS ARE SECONDARY OIL RECOVERY. WE WANT TO DO MORE OF THAT AND I KNOW YOU UNDERSTAND AT US LIKE ASKED YOU TO COME TO NORTH DAKOTA TO SEE HER ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER TO SEE THE MARKET AND YOU TALKED ABOUT THE SHALE, THE NEW TECHNOLOGY. BUT WE HAD PROJECTS TO CAPTURE CO2, CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY ON BOTH THE FRONT AND CALLED ALAN CYCLE THAT PETROL NOVA SS EXAMPLE OF THAT TO RETROFIT PLANTS AS WELL. WE NEED YOU TO COME OUT THERE AND HELP US CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND COMMERCIALIZE TECHNOLOGY AND ASKING YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO DO THAT. BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T JUST BENEFIT OUR STATE. IT BENEFITS OUR COUNTRY, AND BEYOND THAT AS OF THE COUNTRIES DEVELOP THIS TECHNOLOGY IT REALLY IS A GLOBAL TYPE OF SOLUTION. TALK ABOUT OR FOUR MINUTE AND YOUR COMMITMENT TO HELP MAKE THAT HAPPEN. >> THANK YOU. YOU DO HAVE MY COMMITMENT TO NOT ONLY CONTINUE TO WORK ON THOSE TECHNOLOGIES TO BE COMMERCIALIZED, AND THEY WILL COME TO YOUR HOME STATE AT THE FIRST POSSIBLE MOMENT. I THINK I'M GOING TO BE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME TRAVELING TO YOUR STATE OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT -- 10:36:49 ? >> WELL, HOW ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA? ANY CHANCE YOU WILL BE GOING TO WEST VIRGINIA? JUST WONDERING. 10:36:56 ? >> I THINK WEST VIRGINIA THOUGHT I WAS AN HONORARY CITIZEN OVER THERE FOR A WHILE OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. I'VE BEEN TO MORGANTOWN LOTS OF TIMES. BUT BACK TO YOUR SALIENT POINT, SENATOR, I AM A BIG BELIEVER THAT ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO FUND OUR BASIC RESEARCH, AND A LOT OF TIMES WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE OUTCOME OF THAT IS GOING TO BE. WE HOPE WE KNOW HOW IT'S GOING TO TURN OUT. SENATOR RISCH, IT MAY BE A GENERATION DOWN THE ROAD ON BASIC RESEARCH. BUT WITHOUT APPLIED RESEARCH WE HAVE A LOT BETTER IDEA ABOUT HOW IT REACHES FRUITION, HOW IT CAN BE COMMERCIALIZED. I SAW THAT AS THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS. WE HELPED CREATE A FUND, AND AGAIN I DON'T GET CONFUSED ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND STATE GOVERNMENT. YOU AND I ARE BOTH STRONG SUPPORTERS OF FEDERALISM, BUT MY LIFE EXPERIENCES ARE GOING TO AFFECT THE WAY THAT I OPERATE AS THE SECTOR ENERGY, IF I AM CONFIRMED. AND ONE OF THOSE HAPPENS TO BE ABOUT INVESTING IN THE TECHNOLOGY THEY CAN BE COMMERCIALIZED TO IMPROVE PEOPLES QUALITY OF LIFE HERE AT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SENATOR SANDERS AND I TALKED ABOUT IN HIS OFFICE WAS SOMEDAY I HOPE THAT HE AND I, AND THEN HOST OF OTHER INDIVIDUALS, CAN STAND UP TOGETHER WITH TECHNOLOGY BACKING OUT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY THAT WE ARE ABLE TO SELL TO THE CHINESE TO START MAKING THE ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA BETTER. I MEAN, THAT'S THE POTENTIAL THAT THEY ARE. MY HOME STATE AND YOUR HOME STATE WHERE VIRTUALLY CHANGED IN A LIFE-CHANGING WAY WITH HYDRAULIC FRACTURING. THAT TECHNOLOGY HAD ITS GENESIS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. SO THE CONCEPT OF USING AGENCY, WHETHER IT'S ON CYBERSECURITY, WHETHER IT'S ON NEW WAYS TO USE NATURAL RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE, AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THAT, AND ONE OF THE THINGS I BRING TO YOU IS MY 14 YEARS OF MANAGING THE 12th LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD FROM THE STANDPOINT OF EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY PUTTING PROGRAMS INTO PLACE AND SEEING A RESULT OF THAT ACTION. AND THAT'S MY COMMITMENT, SENATOR, IS ON A DAILY BASIS I WILL HAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO I TRUST, WHO HAVE THE EXPERTISE AND HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THESE PROGRAMS THAT CAN AFFECT THE CITIZENS, NOT JUST OF YOUR STATE, BUT HOPEFULLY THE CITIZENS OF THIS WORLD. 10:40:09 ? >> THANK YOU, GOVERNOR. I THINK THAT'S A GOOD DESCRIPTION OF THE OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU. [INAUDIBLE] 10:40:17 ? >> GOVERNOR, WELCOME. AS I SEE IT ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL JOBS AT D.O.E. IS THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NATIONAL NUCLEAR SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, AND I HAVE BEEN DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT PRESS REPORTS WHICH INDICATE THAT THIS KEY LEADERSHIP POST LITERALLY THE STEWARD OF OUR STOCKPILE MIGHT BE VACANT DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION. AS THE QUESTION OF INTERIM LEADERSHIP AT NSA BEEN RESOLVED? 10:40:46 ? >> SENATOR, THANK YOU. I LIKE YOU HAVE CONCERN ABOUT AN ORDERLY TRANSITION. THE NUCLEAR STOCKPILE IN OUR COUNTRY IS A BIT DIFFERENT THAN ALMOST ANYTHING ELSE THAT'S OUT THERE. SO HAVING MEN AND WOMEN IN PLACE AND A STRUCTURE IN PLACE TO GIVE CONFIDENCE AND A SURETY, PREDICTABILITY TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY AND TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS COMMITTEE IS VERY IMPORTANT. THAT POSITION OBVIOUSLY IS ONE THAT HAS PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION OVERSIGHT. I HAVE SAT DOWN WITH THE GENERAL AND HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION WITH HIM, AND HAVE SENT THE MESSAGE THAT IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE MY DESIRE TO HAVE THAT CONTINUITY. IT IS IN THE PRESIDENT-ELECT'S OFFICE NOW AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE THAT TYPE OF CONTINUITY IN THOSE VERY IMPORTANT PLACES. 10:41:58 ? >> I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS ON THAT. I THINK IT WOULD SERVE THE NEW ADMINISTRATION WELL IF WE HAVE ABOUT 25 HOURS AND 20 MINUTES TO FIGURE THIS THING OUT. AND IN AN ESSAY, OTHER THAN, UNLIKE OTHER AGENCIES, BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE LAW WAS WRITTEN BY MY PREDECESSOR, SENATOR PETE DOMENICI, YOU HAVE TO APPOINT THOSE POSITIONS FROM PEOPLE WHO OBSERVED THAT SPEC HAVE SERVED. SO THE PULL IS LIMITED AND I THINK WE ALL WANT TO SEE D.O.E. SUCCEED. WE ALL WANT TO SEE HIM IN AS A SUCCESSFUL SO YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS ON THAT. 2016, WARMEST YEAR OUR PLANET HAS EXPERIENCE IN HUMAN HISTORY. IT'S THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW TO BREAK THAT DUBIOUS RECORD, AND YOU STATED IN YOUR TESTIMONY THAT YOU BELIEVE QUOTE YOU BELIEVE CLIMATE IS CHANGING, END QUOTE. THIS SHOULD BE ABOUT BELIEFS. IN MY VIEW, IT SHOULD BE ABOUT DATA, IT SHOULD BE ABOUT EVIDENCE, IT SHOULD BE ABOUT PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC RESULTS. AND STEPPING BACK FROM JUST CLIMATE I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU BROADLY, WHEN YOU COMMIT TO USING SCIENCE AS YOUR GUIDE WHEN MAKING POLICY AT D.O.E.? 10:43:16 ? >> SENATOR, MY RECORD AS THE GOVERNOR OF YOUR NEIGHBORING STATE CLEARLY SHOWS THAT THAT'S THE CASE. I'LL GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES. RELY UPON DATA WHEN PEOPLES LIVES ARE IN JEOPARDY. IT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I BECAME VERY WELL KNOWN FOR. I WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT HURRICANES AND THE AFFECT THAT THEY CAN HAVE UPON, IT'S 5:00 ONE MORNING. I RECEIVED THE PHONE CALL THAT A PARTICULAR STORM, TRACK WAS GOING TO GO DIRECTLY UP THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL, AS A CATEGORY FIVE STORM. 10:44:10 ? >> I REMEMBER. 10:44:12 ? >> AND THE DEVASTATION WAS MASSIVE. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OVER A MILLION PEOPLE DEAD. NOT AN YOUNG PEOPLE IMPACTED. A MILLION PEOPLE DEAD. THOSE WERE SOBERING MOMENTS IN AN INDIVIDUALS LIFE. AT THAT PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME WE STARTED A MASSIVE EVACUATION OF HARRIS COUNTY IN THE HOUSTON AREA. THAT DATA HAPPEN TO BE, AND FORTUNATELY, WRONG FOR THAT PARTICULAR STORM. BUT THE POINT IS, I MADE DECISIONS BASED ON THE MOST SOUND SIGNS THAT I COULD FIND. 10:44:53 ? >> I WANT TO THANK YOU AND I KNOW THAT THE CHAIR IS GOING TO CUT ME OFF IF I DON'T USE MY TIME WISELY BUT IT WANT TO SELL BEHALF OF THE NEARLY 25,000 NEW MEXICANS WHO WORK AT SANDIA, LOS ALAMOS, AT NNSA AND D.O.E. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR STATEMENT AS WELL. AND REGRET FOR CALLING FOR THE ELIMINATION OF D.O.E. 10:45:23 ? >> THANK YOU, SENATOR. 10:45:25 ? >> THANK YOU MADAM CHAIRWOMAN. GOVERNOR PERRY, CONGRATULATIONS. THANKS TO COME TO VISIT AND LISTENING TO MY CONCERNS ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT. I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTS SO-CALLED BARTERS OR TRANSFERS AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE EXCESS URANIUM WHICH IS CERTAINLY A COMPONENT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. THESE ARE THE TRANSACTIONS IN WHICH THE DEPARTMENT TRADES SOME OF ITS EXCESS URANIUM FOR SERVICES THAT THEN THE DEPARTMENT GETS FOR CONTRACTORS BUT WASTING A LOT OF IS UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO THE DEPARTMENT USES THIS URANIUM BECAUSE IT REFUSED TO ASK CONGRESS FOR THE APPROPRIATIONS TO PAY FOR THE CONTRACTORS. BUT IN THE PROCESS, THE DEPARTMENT HAS IN THE PAST VIOLATED A NUMBER OF FEDERAL LAWS. IT'S ALSO FLOODED THE MARKET WITH TENS OF MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF URANIUM. SO AS A RESULT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT THERE PRODUCING THE URANIUM IN WYOMING COME IN TEXAS AND IN OTHER STATES HAVE ENDED UP LAYING OFF WORKERS, CANCELING PROJECTS. SO IF CONFIRMED WILL YOU CONSIDER SUSPENDING THE DEPARTMENTS SO-CALLED BARTERS OF EXCESS URANIUM INTO YOU CAN AT LEAST REVIEW THE POLICY? 10:46:34 ? >> SENATOR, I WILL COMMIT TO YOU THAT WE WILL FOLLOW THE LAW. AND AS YOU CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED TO ME IN OUR OFFICE AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT IN TIME THERE SOME REAL QUESTION OF WHETHER LAW IS BEING FOLLOWED. I WILL SPEND THE TIME BECOMING VERY FAMILIAR NOT ONLY WITH THE LAW BUT THE IMPACT THAT IS HAPPENING. YOU MADE REFERENCE TO ONE OF THE REASONS FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE THAT IT IS HAPPENING IS BECAUSE OF THE BUDGETARY, AND AGAIN, DURING MY 30 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE BOTH AS A YOUNG STATE REPRESENTED ON THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE AND THEN OBVIOUSLY AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS WHO HAD TO PUT FORWARD A BUDGET EVERY TWO YEARS, I UNDERSTAND THE BUDGETARY PROCESS RATHER WELL. AND THE NEGOTIATIONS THAT GO ON AND THE PRIORITIZATION THAT GOES ON. SO HOPEFULLY YOU WILL SEE THAT TYPE OF ACTIVITY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FROM THE STANDPOINT OF VERY APPROPRIATELY ENGAGED BUDGETARY PROCESSES WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO SEE PROGRAMS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU AND THE MEMBERS OF THIS AGENCY BEING AFFECTED BECAUSE OF BAD MANAGEMENT OR BECAUSE OF BUDGETARY NEGOTIATIONS THAT MAYBE WERE NOT THE SMOOTHEST THAT WE WOULD HOPE FOR. 10:48:02 ? >> I WOULD APPRECIATE IT WAS PART OF THAT COMMITMENT YOU WOULD MEET WITH THE AMERICANS, THE AMERICAS URANIUM PRODUCERS. ESSENTIALLY COME UP WITH A LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT PLAN OF EXCESS URANIUM PRIOR TO AUTHORIZING ANY ADDITIONAL BARTERS SPEWING SENATOR, WE WILL WORK FOR A CLOSER WITH YOU AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE TO DO JUST THAT. 10:48:25 ? >> I WANT TO TURN TO LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS, LNG. WE TALKED ABOUT THAT SORT A LOT OF IT FROM WYOMING, A LOT FROM TEXAS. SINCE 2010 THE DEPARTMENTS PERMITTING PROCESS FOR LNG EXPORTS HAS BEEN I WOULD SAY UNPREDICTABLE. LAST CONGRESS SOME OF US ON THIS COMMITTEE AND A BIPARTISAN WAY INCLUDING SENATOR HEINRICH WAS JUST ASKING QUESTIONS, WE INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPEDITE THE DEPARTMENTS PERMITTING PROCESS. THIS COMMITTEE, THE ENTIRE SENATE PASSED LEGISLATION OVERWHELMING BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. THE HOUSE PASSED A NEARLY IDENTICAL PIECE OF LEGISLATION WITH AGAIN BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. SO IF CONFIRMED WHAT YOU COMMIT TO ACTING ON THE PENDING LNG EXPORT APPLICATIONS? THEY ARE ALL PILED UP, AND DO IT IN A TIMELY MANNER? 10:49:15 ? >> SENATOR, I WILL FOLLOW THE LAWS. I WILL FOLLOW THE CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS THAT I SEE AS CONGRESS GOES FORWARD. OBVIOUSLY, WORKING WITH THE ADMINISTRATION. MY UNDERSTANDING FROM HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP IS THAT HE TRULY IS AND ALL OF THE ABOVE SUPPORTER OF AMERICAN ENERGY, AND TO SUPPORT, DEVELOP AND PROMOTE THAT ENERGY RESOURCE, LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS BEING ONE OF THOSE. 10:49:53 ? >> WE ARE GOING TO REINTRODUCE THE LEGISLATION AND I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU WOULD WORK WITH ME AND WITH OTHERS AND A BIPARTISAN WAY SO NOT JUST TO ENSURE THAT YOU BUT YOUR SUCCESSORS ALSO, THOSE WHO COME AFTER YOU, ACT ON LNG EXPORT APPLICATION IN A TIMELY MATTER BECAUSE WITH SUCH AN ABUNDANCE OF ENERGY AS WE TALKED IN THIS COUNTRY. USES ENERGY AS A WEAPON. GEOPOLITICAL WEAPON -- HOOTON USES ENERGY. I BELIEVE WE SHOULD BE ACTING LIKE THE INTERNATIONAL FORCE THAT WE ARE WITH ENERGY SO I COULD ASKED HER COMMITMENT TO HELP WITH LEGISLATION SO THAT YOUR SUCCESSORS WILL ALSO FOLLOW THE LAW. 10:50:29 ? >> I WILL BE AVAILABLE TO WORK WITH YOU ON ANY GIVEN DAY. 10:50:32 ? >> THANK YOU. CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN. THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. 10:50:37 ? >> THANK YOU, SENATOR BARRASSO. SENATOR CORTEZ MASTO. 10:50:41 ? >> THANK YOU. GOVERNOR PERRY, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NOMINATION. WELCOME TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO THE COMMITTEE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SIT WITH ME AND TALK WITH ME. I SUSPECT YOU KNOW WHAT THE FIRST QUESTION IS GOING TO BE RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE. THIS YEAR SENATOR HELLER AND I INTRODUCED THE NUCLEAR WASTE INFORMED CONSENT ACT, AND THAT REQUIRES THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY TO RECEIVE CONSENT FROM ANY STATE CONSIDERED FOR HIGH-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH DEVELOPMENT. AND IN 2011 AT THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IN LAS VEGAS, YOU CAME OUT IN FAVOR OF CONSENT IN REGARD TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN. ARE YOU, NEVADANS WILL NOT ONE APPLE TREE RIGHT OF 98% DO NOT WANT IT. THEN THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE IT AT THE PEOPLE OF NEVADA OUGHT TO HAVE THE FINAL SAY. DO YOU STILL SUPPORT CONSENT BASE SIDING FOR YUCCA MOUNTAIN? 10:51:40 ? >> SENATOR, AS YOU KNOW IN 2011, I WAS A SITTING GOVERNOR AND I MADE A STATEMENT ABOUT FEDERALISM. I STILL BELIEVE IN IT STRONGLY. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY, AND MY ROLE IF I'M SO FORTUNATE AS TO BE CONFIRMED, TO HAVE THAT GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH AS MANY GOVERNORS AS I CAN, THE CITIZENS OF THOSE STATES. I HAVEN'T ALSO BE A GREAT BELIEVER OF FOLLOWING THE STATUTES AND LAWS. SO IF YOU PASS SUCH, NOT ONLY WILL I SALUTE IT, I WILL HAPPILY SALUTE IT. 10:52:25 ? >> WELL, LET ME ASK YOU THIS BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR GOVERNOR FOR JUST THIS WEEK CAME OUT IN HIS STATE OF THE STATE EMPHATICALLY STATING THAT ANY ATTEMPT TO RESURRECT THE ILL-CONCEIVED YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT WILL BE MET WITH RELENTLESS OPPOSITION AND MAXIMUM RESOURCES HERE ALSO SAYING THAT CONTINUE DOWN A PATH THAT SEEKS TO FORCE THIS UNSAFE AND UNWANTED PROJECT ON ABOUT IS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY AND ONLY GETS THE COUNTRY FOR THE WAY FROM SOLVING ITS NUCLEAR WASTE PROBLEM. AND, IN FACT, ON MAY 8 IN 2014 ON MEET THE PRESS YOU CRITICIZE A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL POLICY OUT OF WASHINGTON, D.C. AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE HERE. SO CAN YOU COMMIT THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE GOVERNOR, WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, WITH EVERYONE WHO HAS CONCERNS ABOUT THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF SIDING A HIGH-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, AND TOOK IT THOSE IN SOUTHERN NEVADA WHO WILL BE HARMED BY IT WHO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT INCLUDING THOSE WHO LIVE IN SUTHERLAND? 10:53:28 ? >> SENATOR, I AM VERY AWARE THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT HIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN FLUMMOXED FOR 30 YEARS, AND WE HAVE SPENT BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON THIS ISSUE. AND AFTER I WAS ASKED TO SERVE AS A SECRETARY OF ENERGY, I THOUGHT IT WOULD PROBABLY BE WISE TO PICK UP THE PHONE OR MEET FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE TWO SENATORS FROM NEVADA, AND THE GOVERNOR, AS YOU KNOW, THAT I AM PERSONAL FRIENDS WITH. AND TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALL WERE STILL PRETTY MUCH ON THE SAME PAGE OF THE HYMNBOOK. AND I KNOW IT DOESN'T SURPRISE YOU AT ALL, YOU ARE. AND SO I RESPECT THAT POSITION. I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ALL ARE COMING FROM. I'M GOING TO WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH YOU AND THE MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE TO FIND THE ANSWERS TO THESE CHALLENGES THAT WE HAVE, AND HOPEFULLY THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF SEEING REAL MOVEMENT, REAL MANAGEMENT OF AN ISSUE THAT I THINK NO LONGER CAN SET AND THE USE AS A POLITICAL FOOTBALL. ONE THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED. AND I THINK THAT WE CAN FIND A SOLUTION, BOTH IN THE INTERIM AND IN THE LONG TERM OF OUR NUCLEAR WASTE. 10:55:07 ? >> I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS. I'M GOING TO HOLD YOU TO YOUR WORD BECAUSE IT TODAY YOU SAID YOU RELY ON DATA WHEN PEOPLES LIVES WERE AT STAKE AND THAT YOU MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON SOUND SCIENCE. I'M HOPING IN THIS INSTANCE YOU'RE GOING TO THE SAME THING. I KNOW MY TIME, I'M RUNNING OUT HERE, BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER ROUTE TO ASK ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS. BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS. 10:55:29 ? >> THANK YOU. SENATOR CASSIDY. 10:55:31 ? >> HEY, GOVERNOR, HOW ARE YOU? 10:55:35 ? >> HI, DOCTOR. 10:55:36 ? >> LISTEN, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT PERTAINS TO BOTH OUR STATES, AND THERE IS A. WE HAVE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND BREITBART NEWS ON THE SAME PAGE AS I WANT ASK YOUR OPINION ON THIS. THERE'S SOMETHING IN LOUISIANA CALLED THE LAKE CHARLES METHANOL PLANT, AND THE ADMINISTRATION JUST APPROVED SOME LOAN GUARANTEES. ABOUT HALF THE PROJECT, STILL 1.8 BILLION I THINK IN PRIVATE CAPITAL. WHAT THIS DOES IT TAKES PETCO, IT TAKES EVERYTHING INCLUDING CARBON DIOXIDE AS OPPOSED TO RELEASING THE CARBON DIOXIDE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE. CATCHES IT, SEND IT TO EAST TEXAS FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY. USING KIND OF OIL WE KNOW NETWORKS TECHNOLOGY BUT BRING IT TO SCALE. YOUR ADMINISTRATION WILL BE TAKING OVER BUT AGAIN THIS IS SOMETHING BOTH THE RIGHT AND THE LEFT HAVE SEEN TWO EMBRACED. YOUR THOUGHTS ON KNOWING THAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW THE PARTICULARS BUT JUST IN CONCEPT TO THE IDEA THAT THERE BE AN LOAN GUARANTEE THAT WOULD BOTH GREAT AMERICAN JOBS BUT ALSO CAPTURE CARBON DIOXIDE TO ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY. 10:56:46 ? >> SENATOR, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WITH YOU, I DON'T KNOW THE DEEP PARTICULARS OF THIS ON THE SERVICE THAT APPEARS TO MAKE SENSE. YOUR OBSERVATION THAT IF BOTH SUPPORTED BY BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE WOULD SEEM TO MAKE THAT A RELATIVELY EASY DECISION TO CONTINUE TO GO FORWARD WITH, BUT THAT SAID, I'VE GOT THAT HISTORY OF INVESTING, WORKING WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE IN THE CASE OF MY TIME AS THE TEXAS GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER, THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, A PANEL OF EXPERTS THAT REFER TO THESE PROJECTS TO US FOR APPROVAL OR NOT. AND THAT HISTORY I HOPE WE GIVE YOU COMFORT THAT I'M A BIG BELIEVER THAT WE HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY BOAT IN BASIC RESEARCH OBVIOUSLY BUT ALSO IN THAT APPLIED RESEARCH, TO BRING NEW TECHNOLOGIES, NEW COMMERCIALIZATION, NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO THIS COUNTRY. AND SO YOU HAVE MY COMMITMENT TO COME TAKE A LOOK AT THAT PROJECT, GET TO KNOW IT FIRSTHAND. BUT MY INSTINCT IS THAT THAT'S THE TYPE OF PROGRAMS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SHOULD BE ENGAGED WITH THAT HAVE REALLY CONCRETE, SUCCESSFUL IN THE RESULTS. 10:58:28 ? >> LET ME ASK YOU THIS BECAUSE I'M SORRY I WAS IN ANOTHER HEARING, BUT I UNDERSTAND YOU'VE BEEN SPEAKING ABOUT TEXAS RECORD ABOUT EXPANDING JOBS AS WELL AS DECREASING EMISSIONS. ONE THING MY OFFICE HAS BEEN LOOKING AT IS THIS DIRECT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WORLDWIDE MANUFACTURING MOVING TO CHINA AND A WORLDWIDE GROWTH IN EMISSIONS. AS ONE EXAMPLE, SINCE 2004-2013, CHINA'S SHARE OF GLOBAL MANUFACTURING HAS RISEN FROM 112 TO ONE-FOURTH PENTAGON FROM BEING THE 19th EMITTER OF GREENHOUSE GASES TO NUMBER ONE. I TOLD FOLKS THAT IF PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SUCCESSFUL EVER TURNING MANUFACTURING TO THE UNITED STATES WHEN WE WILL HAVE AN BIMETAL STANDARDS PERHAPS CAPTURING GREENHOUSE GASES CERTAINLY SOCKS AND KNOCKS WITH THE CHINESE DON'T SEEM TO BOTHER WITH, AS WELL AS USING CLEAN NATURAL GAS, NUCLEAR RENEWABLES AS OPPOSED TO THEIR ELECTRICITY, WE'LL HAVE MORE OF AN IMPACT ON GLOBAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THAN ANY OTHER ARRANGEMENT. KNOWING THAT YOU COMMENT ON THE PRESENT BUT I'M SORRY I WASN'T HERE. JUST LIKE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT. 10:59:44 ? >> SENATOR, YOU KNOW I'M A BIT OF A COMPETITOR. JERRY, EXCUSE ME, GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN YOU SHOULD NOT BE HAPPY WITH ME SHOWING UP IN CALIFORNIA TO RECRUIT BUSINESSES FROM CALIFORNIA TO TEXAS, AND MAYBE I MIGHT HAVE SHOWED UP IN ONE OF YOUR STATES AS WELL, BUT COMPETITION IS A GOOD THING. AND I THINK THE COMPETITION THEY CAN OCCUR WITH THE UNITED STATES WITH TAX AND REGULATORY POLICIES IN PLACE, TO BRING MANUFACTURING BACK ON SHORE IS A GOOD THING. I ALSO THINK IT WILL HAVE THE ADDED BENEFIT, SENATOR, OF FORCING CHINA TO MAKE SOME CHANGES IN HOW THEY DO, HOW THEY DO THEIR BUSINESS. .. AND IF WE COULD SEE THAT TYPE OF TECH KNOWLEDGE HE AND THE TYPE OF EFFORT, THAT TYPE OF COMPETITIVE PRESSURE IS THE WILL TO PLACES LIKE CHINA, THEN WE HAVE SERVED THE CITIZENS OF THIS WORLD WELL. 11:01:26 ? >> THANK YOU. I YIELD THAT. 11:01:29 ? >> THANK YOU. 11:01:34 ? >> THANK YOU CANNOT INTERPRET WELCOME COULD WELCOME AND CONGRATULATIONS, GOVERNOR PERRY AND WELCOME TO YOUR FAMILY AS WELL. ANY CHANCE TO TALK WITH YOU IN MY OFFICE ABOUT BASICALLY APPLIED RESEARCH ON A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT FUN AND I APPRECIATED WHAT HE SAID THE NFL IS WHAT YOU'RE SAYING NOW IN TERMS OF REPORTING BOTH EFFORTS TO BRING THESE NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO COMMERCIALIZATION AS WELL AS DOING OUR BASIC RESEARCH. I SHOULD TELL YOU AND TALKING TO THE PRESIDENT THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, DAVE INDICATED THAT YOUR UNIVERSITIES IN TEXAS HAVE INDICATED YOUR SUPPORT FOR THESE IMPORTANT EFFORTS OF BASIC RESEARCH AND SO ON. A COUPLE OF THINGS. I TALKED WITH YOU ABOUT THE FACILITY FOR ISOTOPE MEANS THAT SHE CAN UNIVERSITIES STATE WITH TENURE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IS GOING TO END UP WITH THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL NUBIANS FACILITY THAT WILL LEAD THAN NEW NATIONAL DEFENSE AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY AS WELL AS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES. WE NEED TO HAVE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR THAT. WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF 10 YEARS OF FEDERAL FUNDING, FEDERAL STATE FUNDING AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU IF YOU'LL SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS TO BRING THIS TO COMPLETION. 11:03:00 ? >> SENATOR, AND I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT AND ADVOCATION FOR ME ON THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT. THOSE ARE EXACTLY THE TYPES OF BASIC RESEARCH THAT DIDN'T TURN INTO APPLIED RESEARCH AND QUALITY OF LIFE THINGS THAT I'VE HAD GREAT JOY AND HONOR TO BE INVOLVED WITH WHILE I WAS THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS. WE WENT FROM NO MANUFACTURING OF DRUG IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, LEGAL DRUGS, PRIOR TO THE START OF 2210 YEARS LATER BEING ABLE TO SEE VACCINES MANUFACTURED TO ADDRESS PANDEMIC EVENTS. THOSE ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD. THE PROJECT TO WHICH YOU SHARE HAS THAT SAME POTENTIAL TO LITERALLY CHANGE THE WORLD AND A POWERFUL AND POSITIVE WAY. SO THE IDEA THAT I AM KIND OF FOUNDATIONAL IN THAT TYPE OF THINKING IS THERE. I LOOK FORWARD TO LEARNING MORE ABOUT IT, TOO COMING UP IN VISITING THIS SITE WITH YOU. AND THEN PRIORITIZING BOTH WITH THIS COMMITTEE, WITH THE CONGRESS AND THE ADMINISTRATION THAT THIS IS THE TYPE OF PROGRAMS THAT NOT ONLY WE SHOULD BE ENGAGED WITH THAT CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND ECONOMIC LIFE OR HOPEFULLY BOTH AS WE GO FORWARD. 11:04:52 ? >> I APPRECIATE THAT. LET ME TAKE ANOTHER STEP, WHICH IS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HAS TO PLAY A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE WITH MANUFACTURERS AND PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS ON A NUMBER OF FRONTS THAT ARE VERY, VERY IMPORTANT. THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR CONSTANTLY 5% OF ENERGY USAGE WHEN WE LOOK IN TRANSPORTATION, THE LARGEST CHANNELS TODAY, NO SURPRISE HIS TRUCKS, BIG VEHICLES. D.O.E. HAS A SUPER TRUCK PROGRAM BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT IN TERMS OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, WE REALLY WANT TO DECREASE CARBON EMISSIONS AND BE ABLE TO DECREASE ENERGY. YOU HAVE TO GO WHERE IT IS. THERE IS A VERY IMPORTANT AREA FOR THE OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENT AND RENEWABLE ENERGY HAS FUNDED A NUMBER OF WHAT WE CALL MANUFACTURING HUBS. ONE IS THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION. JUST AS WE LOOK AT THINGS FOR AN AMERICAN COMPANY HERE, FORWARD WITH THEIR F1 15 SERIES, F. 150 TRUCK HAS GONE TO A ALUMINUM COMPOSITES, TAKEN 700 POUNDS OUT OF THE WAY OF THE CHART, WHICH AFFECTS THEIR FUEL ECONOMY. SO THESE ARE ALL INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. BUT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS THIS MORNING I BELIEVE YOU THAT WE SUPPORT THESE PROJECTS. MY CONCERN IS THAT WE ARE NOW HEARING IN THE PRESS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE TRANSITION TEAM USING HERITAGE FOUNDATION, BUDGET PROPOSALS ARE PROPOSING I WOULD QUOTE TO ROLL BACK ADVANCE SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING RESEARCH TO 2008 LEVELS, ELIMINATING THE OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY, THE OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY WHICH I'M JUST NOT TALKING ABOUT AND SCRAPPING THE OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY WHICH FOCUSES ON TECHNOLOGIES TO REDUCE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS. AND SO, HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR ROLE, YOU'RE COMING INTO A NEW POSITION WHERE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MASSIVE CUT IN THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT YOU HAVE ADVOCATED FOR COMING YEARS, SUPPORTED AND YOUR ROLE AS GOVERNOR THAT ARE CRITICAL TO THE FUTURE OF THE ECONOMY AND THE LOWERING EMISSIONS THAN CREATING MORE EFFICIENCIES. IF WE ARE REALLY GOING TO DO ALL OF THAT, IT NEEDS TO BE THE KINDS OF THINGS YOU'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS MORNING AND YET WE JUST HAVE A NEW STATEMENT THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MASSIVE CUT IN THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT. 11:07:39 ? >> GOVERNOR PERRY, SENATOR STABENOW IS TELLING ME MY TIME HAS EXPIRED, SO IF YOU CAN JUST RESPOND VERY BRIEFLY. 11:07:48 ? >> SENATOR, ALL OF US HAVING BEEN IN THE BUSINESS WE HAVE BEEN IN FOR THE YEARS THAT WE HAVE KNOW THAT THERE ARE ALWAYS A LOT OF A LOT OF STATEMENTS, SOMETIMES JUST BECAUSE IT'S ON THE INTERNET, IT'S NOT TRUE. I CAN'T ANSWER WHETHER THAT'S TRUE OR NOT. WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS I KNOW THAT FROM MY PURSE ACTIVE THAT MOVING AMERICA FORWARD ON THE SUPERCOMPUTING SIDE FOR INSTANCE, IF THE GALE IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT FOR THIS COUNTRY'S SECURITY AND I HAVE NO QUESTIONS AT ALL ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO BE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF KEEPING AMERICA STRONG AND FREE IN THE TECHNOLOGIES THAT COME OUT OF D.O.E. IN MANY CASES THEY'RE GOING TO PLAY A VERY, VERY IMPORTANT ROLE. I WILL BE AN ADVOCATE FOR THAT. I WILL BE IN THERE IN ADVOCATING FOR THESE TYPES OF THINGS. I'M NOT GOING TO TELL YOU I'M GOING TO BE 1000% SUCCESSFUL AND NOT, BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU AND PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME AND WHO HAVE WORKED WITH ME KNOW IF MY COMMITMENT TO MAKING SOUND SCIENCE, ECONOMICS SCIENCE CONNECTED TOGETHER BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY MAKE GREAT ECONOMIC SENSE AND IT MAKES GREAT QUALITY LICENSE. 11:09:11 ? >> SENATOR JAMES. 11:09:14 ? >> GOVERNOR KERRY, WELCOME. YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY BEHIND YOU. 11:09:20 ? >> IS MY BEST DAY'S WORK. 11:09:22 ? >> YES, SIR. IF I WAS IN YOUR CHAIR, I WOULD MAKE SURE I HAD MARCUS LITTRELL GUARDING MY SUCCESS WELL. GREAT TO HAVE AN AMERICAN HERO. 11:09:36 ? >> IN HIS TIME BROTHER. 11:09:37 ? >> WE WERE WONDERING ABOUT THAT. 11:09:38 ? >> JUST IN CASE. I HAVE COMPLETE CONFIDENCE TRULY AND YOU'RE GOING TO WORK TO RESTORE THIS BALANCE THAT I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SEEK BETWEEN FOSSIL FUELS AND RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT AND REGULATION. AS THEY SAY IN TEXAS, WE SAY IN MONTANA, IT A BLEND OF GEORGE STRAIT AND JOHN DENVER. THAT IS A MALADY THAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW IN THIS NATION AND I THINK THAT IS LACKING FRANKLY AND PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DEPARTMENT CONNECTING TO RESTORE THAT BALANCE. THANK YOU OR CONSIDERING THIS NOMINATION. GOVERNOR PERRY, IN OUR MEETING WE DISCUSSED WAS GOING ON AND SMALL TOWN IN MONTANA CALLED COAL STRATA. THIS PLANT IS THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE LITTLE TOWN, TWO DOZEN PEOPLE, 767 OF THOSE FOLKS DIRECTLY EMPLOYED BY THAT OPERATION. GENERATES ENOUGH ELECTRICITY TO POWER 1.5 MILLION AMERICAN HOMES. AND AS YOU KNOW, UNITS ONE AND TWO I SCATTERED TO CLOSE DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION AND UNDER THIS JOB KILLING DP A POWER PLANT. THE OTHER TWO UNITS ARE ALSO AT RISK IN FACT, IF THAT IS DONE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA. THEY SAID THE EPA POWERPLANT WOULD KILL 7000 JOBS IN OUR STATE, $500 MILLION IN LOST REVENUES, $140 MILLION OF LOST TAX REVENUES. WITH A LEGISLATURE RIGHT NOW MEETING IN MONTANA ONCE HAD A $300 MILLION SURPLUS IN THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE SORT OUT HOW YOU MAKE IN MEET BECAUSE THE SURPLUS IS GONE. IN MONTANA WITH THE CLOSURE OF THESE PLANTS WILL GO FROM BEING A NET ENERGY EXPORTER TO NOW HAVING TO BECOME AN ENERGY IMPORTER. I THINK THAT'S A TRAGEDY. THESE ARE REGULATIONS COMING OUT OF THE EPA, BUT I DO BELIEVE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP TO DO BIG THINGS TO PROTECT HIS FUTURE. WE DISCUSSED THE CROW TRIBE IN MONTANA. THEY HAVE A 35% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RIGHT NOW. WE LOSE THOSE COLD JOBS OF THAT RESERVATION AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE GOES NORTH OF 80%. AND THIS IS POVERTY IN RURAL AMERICA. IN FACT, WE HAVE AN ENERGY CONFERENCE HERE ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND WE HAD SOME PROTESTERS THEY CAME AND THEY HAD EXCISED THAT SAID KEEP IT IN THE GROUND, REFERENCING COAL. 12-YEAR-OLD EVELYN POCOCK, DAUGHTER OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRIBE QUIETLY WALKED UP TO THE PROTESTERS AND SAID, YOU KNOW, IF YOU KEEP IT IN THE GROUND, MY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START. THAT IS WHAT'S AT STAKE RIGHT NOW. I AM CONCERNED OF THIS ADMINISTRATION DOESN'T DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT THEIR EXISTING COAL FLEET, MANY MAC TENANTS WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS. OUR STATE WILL LOSE ITS TAX REVENUES AND POWER GRID WILL BECOME LESS SECURE AND LESS RELIABLE. I SAT IN OUR MEETING THAT I WELCOME YOUR PERSONAL ATTENTION OF THIS ISSUE AND I DO APPRECIATE YOUR COMMITMENT. I KNOW YOU'LL BE TRAVELING A LOT WHEN YOU'RE THE NEW SECRETARY OF ENERGY. I APPRECIATE YOU VISITING THIS COMMUNITY SINCE THE FIRST 10. SOME OF THE WAYS TO PROTECT THEIR EXISTING FLEET AND A FLOOD OF ENERGY ARE TO FACILITATE RESEARCH THAT CAN IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES AT COAL PLANTS AND INVESTMENT IN CARBON CAPTURE UTILIZATION OF STORAGE TECHNOLOGY. I AM CONCERNED WE HAVE A REAL CHOICE. WE CAN MEET IN AMERICA WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY OR WE WILL SEE THIS TO THE CHINESE. MY QUESTION IS WILL THE D.O.E. SUPPORT INVESTMENTS IN CARBON CAPTURE TO USE STORAGE AS WELL AS OTHER POLICIES THAT WILL KEEP AMERICA'S COAL FLEET RUNNING INCLUDING COAL STRIP SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO USE THIS MOST VITAL RESOURCE. THE NEXT SENATOR, I LOOK FORWARD TO COMING BACK TO MONTANA AND SPENDING SOME QUALITY TIME WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE BEING AFFECTED BY THE DECISIONS THAT WE COLLECTIVELY HAVE MADE IN THE CITY THAT AFFECT THEIR LIVES. YOU HAVE VERY ELOQUENTLY AND PASSIONATELY SHARED WITH THIS COMMITTEE AND WITH THE WORLD THE CHALLENGES THAT WE HAVE. I REMEMBER WELL A DECADE AND A HALF AGO WHEN THERE WAS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO TRAVELED THE COUNTRY AND I THINK MADE A PRETTY GOOD LIVING GIVING A SPEECH ABOUT PEAK OIL, IT WAS ALL DONE. HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE ANSWER WAS FOR THE ALTERNATIVE, THAT HE BASICALLY SAID WE'RE DONE. BUT BECAUSE THE TECHNOLOGY THEY CAME OUT OF D.O.E., HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, THE WORLD'S BEEN CHANGED. AND THE WORLD'S BEEN GIVEN A RESOURCE THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO USE TO HELP LOWER THE CARBON EMISSIONS. I'M TALKING ABOUT NATURAL GAS. I WILL SUGGEST THAT SOMETIMES FORGETS MY LOAD IN OUR THINKING AND THE GOAT EITHER OR. AND SO, COAL IS BAD. BUT IN THE GROUND. WHEN THE FACT IS I AM CERTAIN. I FEEL POSITIVE THAT SOME SCIENTISTS, SOME INCREDIBLY CAPABLE MAN OR WOMAN, EITHER AT THE D.O.E. OR IN ONE OF OUR UNIVERSITY'S LABORATORY HAS TECHNOLOGY TO BE ABLE TO USE COAL AND AWAY THAT IS FRIENDLY, THAT IS APPROPRIATE AND THAT CAN KEEP THAT LITTLE GIRLS FAMILY SAID AND WARM AND WITH THE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. TODAY ,-COM,-COM MA THAT IS WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT. WE SIGNED UP FOR THIS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLES LIVES. AND YOU HAVE PASSIONATELY TALKED ABOUT THAT TODAY. THAT IS MY COMMITMENT, NOT JUST YOU, BUT EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM AND ON THIS COMMITTEE, THAT I AM GOING TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE, TO THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, TO COME UP FOR THE ANSWERS TO THE CHALLENGES WE FACE AS A COUNTRY. THAT IS OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THEM, MAKING SURE THAT THE PEOPLE AT HAND NOW THAT'S BEING MANAGED AND THEY ARE STARTING TO SEE SOME THINGS REALLY HAPPEN OUT THERE. GIVING THEM HOPE THAT IT'S NOT JUST GOING TO BE ANOTHER 30 YEARS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD. THAT IS WHAT I'M COMMITTED TO, SENATOR. 11:16:41 ? >> THANK YOU ON THE GOVERNOR.
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