Interior Energy Department

Pamela King



Pamela joined E&E News in 2011 while working toward a master's degree in environmental resource policy at George Washington University. She covers the Interior Department for Energywire and has traveled across the country to document the impact of energy development in Western communities. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2010 with a degree in journalism and completed her master's program in 2012.

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Trump's 'energy dominance' transforms Alaska's future

Nov. 8, 2016, was a time of triumph and hope for Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski as she won re-election, Republicans kept control of the Senate and Donald Trump won the presidency. She confidently asserted that the new president would pave the way for oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Now, a year later, the Republicans are closer than ever to opening ANWR to drilling.


Trump, still in search of energy dominance

In the year since President Trump's election, U.S. oil and gas production has escalated, a seeming benchmark toward his goal of "energy dominance" for the nation. But the drivers for the current surge in U.S. fossil fuels are not Trump's "America First" policies.