On Thursday, the Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, met with U.S. senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin as well as U.S. representative McKinley at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown.
NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America's energy challenges.
Senator Joe Manchin says that Rick Perry is the right person at the right time to be the U.S. Secretary of Energy.
"Coming from a state like Texas, that has basically been a heavy lifting, heavy producing state, he understands. He understands the fossil, he understands having an all in energy policy. Having renewables, wind, and solar, and hydro, and all of the things we've been blessed with," said Senator Joe Manchin.
This was an opportunity for Perry to meet with the NETL executive leadership and tour the research facilities.