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Trump Interior appointee caught buying stock in company that contracts with the agency
• February 06, 2018 12:00 PM
Mark Hand, ThinkProgress
Doug Domenech, a top official at the Department of the Interior, worked as a political appointee at the agency during the George W. Bush administration when it was rife with corruption. The official is now coming under scrutiny for his own questionable actions as a Trump administration appointee.
Fracking Lobbyists Plan to Spend Big at Trump Hotel
• January 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Nick Surgey and Lee Fang, The Intercept
Fracking firms have had much to celebrate over the last year, as the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have moved swiftly to approve pipeline projects, roll back environmental regulations, and expand drilling access on public lands.
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.