January 10, 2017
Arlington, Va. - The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today issued a letter to every United States Senator in support of Gov. Rick Perry’s nomination to be the next Secretary of Energy.
"During his tenure as Governor of Texas, Mr. Perry worked tirelessly to promote job growth and energy security within his state," reads the letter, signed by AHRI President & CEO Stephen Yurek. "His understanding of the energy economy and its relationship to economic growth will serve the nation well as the next Secretary." Yurek went on to state that because "many of the HVACR products and equipment manufactured by our member companies are regulated...it is important that the Secretary...understand the importance of ensuring that the regulatory process operates fairly and consistently for all stakeholders."