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Trump coal backer wins big under Perry's power plan
• November 06, 2017 11:38 AM
Darius Dixon and Eric Wolff, Politico
A proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to alter the nation's electricity markets would provide a windfall for a small group of companies — most strikingly one owned by coal magnate Bob Murray, a prominent backer of President Donald Trump.
Voters deserve to know who's bankrolling shadowy political campaigns
• October 04, 2017 12:00 PM
Los Angeles Times Editorial Board
A typical political ad for a ballot measure in California might include something like this: “Paid for by Yes on Proposition 99 — Good Jobs and Safe Streets, with major funding by People for Good Jobs and Safe Streets.”
E.P.A. Chief’s Calendar: A Stream of Industry Meetings and Trips Home
• October 03, 2017 12:00 PM
Eric Lipton and Lisa Friedman, New York Times
For lunch on April 26, Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, dined with top executives from Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest coal-burning electric utilities, at Equinox, a white-tablecloth favorite of Washington power brokers.