Ernest Moniz was tapped by President Barack Obama to become the next secretary of Energy. But questions are being raised about his independence from the oil and gas industry:
From a dispatch by Democracy Now!:
President Obama’s pick to become the nation’s next secretary of energy is drawing criticism for his deep ties to the fossil fuel, fracking and nuclear industries. MIT nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz has served on advisory boards for oil giant BP and General Electric, and was a trustee of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, a Saudi Aramco-backed nonprofit organization.