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Mike Lee



Mike is an EnergyWire reporter based in Dallas-Fort Worth who joined the company in 2013. He has written extensively about energy regulation and the impact of oil and gas development on communities, including hydraulic fracturing, air and water pollution, traffic problems and landowner disputes. Other areas of expertise include state politics, business news, pipeline safety and water policy. Before joining E&E he was an energy reporter for Bloomberg News and wrote for several newspapers in Texas including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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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.


Okla. judge orders release of Pruitt emails

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma attorney general's office will have until Tuesday to turn over as many as 3,000 documents related to U.S. EPA administrator nominee Scott Pruitt's communications with oil, gas and coal groups, a state district judge ruled this afternoon.