Oil and gas investigations

Mike Soraghan



Mike writes enterprise and investigative stories, primarily on oil and gas drilling. Before coming to Energywire, he covered congressional leadership for The Hill newspaper and served as a Washington correspondent for The Denver Post. He has received awards from the National Press Club, the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists. He was a Kiplinger Fellow in 2014 and participated in NICAR Bootcamp in 2013. He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and a committee chairman and former board member at the National Press Club.

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The development deal that led to Pruitt adviser's banking ban

City leaders in the Tulsa, Okla., bedroom community of Claremore were jubilant in 2008 about a development proposed for the south side of their city. "Oklahoma Plaza" was to feature shops, restaurants and an outdoor amphitheater. Developers predicted it would create 300 jobs. Ten years later, much of the land is still empty. But the troubled project remains a weight around the neck of Albert "Kell" Kelly, president of the bank that financed it. Documents obtained by E&E News show it played a role in his being banned from banking.