Who will head the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency could become a lot clearer now that President Obama has announced his two nominees. Taking a look at their respective pasts and asking what industries they have concentrated on can provide a glimpse into where they could stand on certain issues if approved by Congress. Tune into the video below for Motley Fool analyst Taylor Muckerman's take on this issue that could effect the energy sector over the next four years.

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