Department of Energy

Secretary Perry Visits Kentucky

April 22, 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is traveling to Kentucky to meet with Governor Matt Bevin and State Legislators to discuss energy issues impacting Kentucky and the broader Appalachian region.

The Secretary’s visit follows President Trump’s recent Executive Order on energy infrastructure, which directs the Department of Energy to submit a report to the President describing opportunities to promote the economic growth of the Appalachian region, including growth of petrochemical and other industries. This report will also assess methods for diversifying the Appalachian economy and promoting workforce development. 

Secretary Perry looks forward to meeting with state officials to get their perspective on these matters.

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