Wyden Statement on Energy Secretary Nomination

March 4, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s nomination of Ernest Moniz to replace current Energy Secretary Steven Chu:

“I look forward to discussing with Ernest Moniz the many issues before the Energy Department that are so vital to the nation’s energy security. That includes: reengaging Dr. Moniz over the problems with cleaning up nuclear waste at the Hanford Site; finding creative ways to promote new technologies and harness the ingenuity of America’s energy innovators; and examining the diverse opportunities to attack climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy,” Wyden said.