New Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, and the man he replaced, Rick Perry, are ready to claim success for their “exporting freedom” agenda. They claim to have diminished Russia’s influence by helping European countries diversify their energy imports.
“Competition works,” Perry said. “The Russians had everybody held hostage. And now, everybody in Europe understands … that is not necessarily a good thing.”
This claim, more than anything, is representative of the “energy dominance” policy that Perry started and Brouillette is set to continue after being confirmed as energy secretary. While the duo insists their agenda is about promoting “all of the above” energy production and exports, it’s really about expanding consumption