Donald Trump

Trump's energy pick to face jobs, climate questions

Timothy Gardner Washington 

Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, will face questioning by senators today on creating jobs in the industry and bolstering US energy security - but also about an earlier proposal to abolish the agency.

Trump, who takes office at noon on Friday, has championed increased production of oil, gas and coal. In addition to market forces, coal has suffered under President Barack Obama's executive actions to curb climate change.