The Associated Press in the US says Hamm is on the short-list to lead the Energy Department, along with Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, a state that experienced an economic boom due the expansion of oil extraction from the Bakken formation in the state, and Robert Grady, a venture capitalist who worked in the George H.W. Bush administration.
Panorama - Trump considering oil billionaire to head Energy Department
During the presidential campaign, Trump frequently questioned the direction of US energy policy under President Barack Obama, and vowed to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. He has also promised to "unleash" the United States' energy potential by increasing its development of oil, coal and natural gas resources.
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