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Patrick Reis is policy editor for National Journal. He has previously worked at POLITICO, Greenwire and Seattle's Real Change News. He likes dogs and dislikes writing about himself.
Ernest Moniz was the administration's "designated survivor" during the State of the Union.
And it might just have bought a prehistoric crocodile, too.
The race is on to make America the Saudi Arabia of natural gas, but not everyone is in love with the idea of the U.S. becoming a major gas exporter.
As winter approaches, residential users of natural gas will even see prices start to rise.
New technologies changed the energy paradigm from scarcity to abundance, but the rapid reversal of fortune has left some regions scrambling to catch up—and left their residents in the cold.
The move allows him more leeway on nominees, but it will make it more difficult for him to do just about anything else.
It's actually happened.