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Oil billionaire considered to lead Energy Dept.

7 months 1 week 2 days ago November 14, 2016 Nov 14, 2016 Monday, November 14 2016 November 14, 2016 8:24 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is considering oil billionaire Harold Hamm and North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer to lead the Department of Energy.

Trump is also considering venture capitalist Robert Grady for the top energy job, according to a transition planning document obtained by The Associated Press. Grady, who worked in President George H.W. Bush's administration, is also listed on the document as a possible pick to lead the Interior Department.

The planning document includes several energy and environmental priorities for the next administration, including repealing the Clean Power Plan. The plan was introduced by the Obama administration and aims to limit carbon pollution from power plants.

The power plant plan is currently on hold awaiting a court ruling. The transition planning document says that if the court doesn't rule by the time Trump takes office, his administration will likely seek to have the case dismissed.

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