Thursday, January 7, 2010

Dorgan’s retirement leaves energy void

Sen. Byron Dorgan’s (D-N.D.) surprising decision not to seek reelection means the Senate will lose one of its most prominent voices on energy policy.

Dorgan chairs the panel of the Appropriations Committee that crafts the Energy Department’s budget.
Last year he handed Energy Secretary Steven Chu a big defeat, rejecting the department’s request to end funding for development of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Read more.

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