The Hill Op-ed: Under Trump, Energy Security is Running on Empty

The Trump administration has put forward a budget proposal for fiscal 2018 that would, if enacted, erode U.S. energy security, diminish our competitiveness in the growing global clean energy economy and slow progress in modernizing our domestic energy economy on the path to a low-carbon energy future. 

The administration proposes to cut domestic discretionary spending by $54 billion below the cap agreed to on a bipartisan basis by Congress, affecting nearly every aspect of federal investment in science and technology, education, the environment and health. As a former secretary of energy who remains deeply engaged in energy issues, I have significant concerns about the impact of these cuts on our energy future. 

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