April 10, 2013

Udall Statement on Meeting with Energy Nominee Moniz

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement on his meeting this afternoon with Dr. Ernest Moniz, President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. Click here for photos from the meeting.

"Dr. Moniz and I had a lively discussion about the Department of Energy and its importance to New Mexico. We discussed long-standing issues before our national labs, such as the stockpile stewardship program, non-proliferation and nuclear waste clean-up. We also discussed the future of energy in New Mexico and the opportunities our labs can have working with our communities on clean energy and public-private partnerships to advance jobs and manufacturing.

"New Mexico and the country face serious challenges in our energy future and I believe Dr. Moniz is a good candidate to take on these issues."