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Then-U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz addresses the media during the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, at the International Center in Vienna, Austria in September 2016. (Ronald Zak/AP)
Then-U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz addresses the media during the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, at the International Center in Vienna, Austria in September 2016. (Ronald Zak/AP)

One of MIT's leading nuclear scientists has returned home to the Boston area after he spent three-and-a-half years in Washington forming energy policy.

MIT professor Ernest Moniz was the U.S. Secretary of Energy for most of President Obama's second term. He's now back at MIT teaching physics and joined Morning Edition to tell us about his reaction to President Trump's rollback of carbon emissions rules.

This segment aired on March 31, 2017.

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