Interior Department Energy policy

Pamela King



Pamela covers the Interior Department's oil and gas policies for Energywire. She has reported on the U.S. shale boom and bust and its impacts on the economy, communities and the environment. She has traveled across the country to document the ripple effects of fossil fuel extraction and has recently turned her attention to the Trump administration's efforts to revive the shale revolution. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a master's degree in environmental resource policy from George Washington University.

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Lease sale shows 'steady interest' in Gulf

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke once promised that the federal government's March auction of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico would be a "bellwether" of oil and gas operators' desire to drill in new sections of the U.S. outer continental shelf.