- The former Texas governor Rick Perry, according to US media Energy Minister. President-elect Donald Trump asked him for the post, reported include CBS News Tuesday. If Perry Senate receives blessing, he will hold sway over a ministry which he said in 2012 that he 'would be abolished.'
Perry then took part in the Republican primaries for the presidency. He currently sits on the board of an energy company, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). A subsidiary thereof is involved in the construction of the controversial oil pipeline, the Dakota Access.
After strong protests by an Indian tribe and environmentalists current government decided not to give permission for the construction of the last piece. The pipeline would cross a lake, but the builders have to find another route. Trump, who said, according to CBS ever invested in ETPs that he is going to ensure that the pipeline is coming.