Exclusive: Trump considering fracking mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary – sources

Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, speaks during the IHS CERAWeek 2015 energy conference in HoustonBy Michelle Conlin CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is considering nominating Oklahoma oil and gas mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary if elected to the White House on Nov. 8, according to four sources close to Trump’s campaign. The chief executive of Continental Resources would be the first U.S. energy secretary drawn directly from the oil and gas industry since the cabinet position was created in 1977, a move that would jolt environmental advocates but bolster Trump’s pro-drilling energy platform.

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