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Bauer Business Focus

Bauer Business Focus: Charles McConnell On Oil And Energy Policy

The former assistant energy secretary heads Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative.


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Last week, the Obama Administration pushed back indefinitely a decision on whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Charles McConnell was President Obama’s assistant secretary of energy from 2011 to 2013. He now heads the Energy and Environment Initiative at Rice University. McConnell joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s “Bauer Business Focus.”

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media's coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media's business reporter, covering the oil...

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