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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks during a White House daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House June 27, 2017 in Washington. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks during a White House daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House June 27, 2017 in Washington. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry is preparing a draft order that would require utilities to buy some electricity supply from coal-fired or nuclear power plants.

Here & Now's Lisa Mullins talks with Houston Chronicle columnist Chris Tomlinson (@cltomlinson), who says the move is intended to boost coal jobs but also will likely increase costs for consumers.

This segment aired on July 7, 2017.

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