Trump's 'Buy American' ushers in era of big energy
In a speech short on specifics and long on Republican orthodoxy, President Trump laid out a list of priorities for Congress that included tax cuts, defense spending and a $1 trillion infrastructure plan. The president put a gold-plated stamp of approval on his administration's first 40 days. To cheers from oil-state Republicans, he touted executive orders that clear the way for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipeline projects, and he promised to revive the U.S. steel industry by forcing pipeline builders to use American-made steel.
Emails hang over Pruitt message to EPA staff
Staff from the Oklahoma attorney general's office began turning over thousands of documents related to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's contacts with oil, gas and coal groups during his tenure as the state's top lawyer. Last night, by court order, the Center for Media and Democracy received a disc with 7,500 pages of emails and public documents that it has been requesting from Pruitt's office for two years.
Pruitt's missing emails color Democrats' talk-a-thon
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma attorney general's office will have until Tuesday to turn over as many as 3,000 documents related to Attorney General Scott Pruitt's communications with oil, gas and coal groups, a state district judge ruled yesterday.
Senate GOP pledges vote on Pruitt as Trump chaos grows
As attacks on Scott Pruitt's bid to lead U.S. EPA turn up new information tying him to energy companies suing the agency, Senate Republicans are under pressure to push his confirmation toward a final vote.
Big stakes for Exxon as Tillerson closes in on State
Brush fire swept the Senate chambers late yesterday as Democrats sought to dampen the prospect that President Trump's nominee for secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is confirmed today.