Trump Cozies Up to the Fossil Fuel Industry

Oil billionaire Forrest Lucas is a leading contender for Interior Secretary if

Donald Trump

is elected, sources

told Politico

. It would be nearly unprecedented for an oil executive to hold this position.

Trump’s attack on an obscure ethanol program in his economic blueprint was likely influenced by close friend and billionaire investor Carl Icahn, “suggesting that the GOP presidential candidate has a tendency to embrace policy positions and rhetoric from his business friends,” the

Washington Post

reported.

Trump is expected to discuss his

energy policy

and

fracking

at an industry conference in Pittsburgh this week.


For a deeper dive:


News

:

Politico

,

Climate Central

,

Fusion

,

E&E Report

,

Washington Post

,

Grist

,

Climate Home


Commentary:


Washington Post, Eugene Robinson column


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