With a picture of Robert Murray and Rick Perry that you weren't supposed to see
Contributions and then policy
From yesterday’s New York Times, an article titled:
Trump Groups Raised Millions, Then Paid It Out to Loyalists and a Trump Hotel
A pair of groups supporting President Trump say they raised $30 million last year, then spent tens of thousands of those dollars at the Trump International Hotel here and . . .
The Intelligencer edits and buries an important energy decision
You’ll need to turn to page 8 of this morning’s Intelligencer to read about an important energy decision that was made yesterday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Intelligencer’s version of the AP report tells us:
An independent energy agency on Monday . . .
Headline at Politico: “Trump coal backer wins big under Perry's power plan”
The top story at Politico at 10 AM gives us the details:
A proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to alter the nation's electricity markets would provide a windfall for a small group of companies — most strikingly one owned by coal magnate Bob Murray, a prominent backer of President Donald Trump.
Perry's plan would force consumers . . .
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From the Think Progress:
The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump has officially nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Until recently, Wheeler was a registered lobbyist for Murray Energy; he de-registered as a lobbyist on August 11, . . .
Trump administration rejects power plant protection
The Associated Press is reporting that the Trump administration has turned down a plea from Murray Energy to keep certain coal-fired power plants open:
The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the . . .
From the Hollywood Reporter:
HBO has lost the first round in its fight with Murray Energy over a June 18 broadcast of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which covered President Donald Trump's generous treatment of the coal industry.
The network wanted a federal court rather than a West Virginia state judge to take up the quarrel over . . .
It all depends upon how you spin the headline
Reversing a January decision by local U.S. District Court Judge John Preston Bailey, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday that:
. . . . the type of suit brought by Murray Energy and a collection of affiliate companies was not authorized by Congress under the Clean Air Act, and thus the district court did not have jurisdiction to hear the . . .