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Romney Names Oklahoma Oil Billionaire Hamm as Energy Adviser
09-14-2012, 10:01 AM
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Romney Names Oklahoma Oil Billionaire Hamm as Energy Adviser
Romney Names Oklahoma Oil Billionaire Hamm as Energy Adviser
By Joe Carroll - Mar 1, 2012 11:25 AM CT

<..> Hamm, the 66-year-old founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Resources Inc. (CLR), will be chairman of Romney’s Energy Policy Advisory Group, the candidate’s campaign office said in a statement today.

Hamm ranked 36th on Forbes magazine’s list last year of the 400 wealthiest Americans. His 68 percent stake in Enid, Oklahoma-based Continental, the largest leaseholder in the Bakken oil formation, had a value of $11.2 billion as of yesterday’s close.

<..> “Mitt’s goal of cheap, plentiful energy for the American economy offers the American people a stark alternative to President Obama’s goal of driving prices higher,” Hamm said in the statement.

<..> Romney’s energy plan calls for establishing fixed timetables for federal decisions on oil, natural-gas and nuclear projects, and a “streamlined approach” to regulation, his campaign said in the statement. He also would urge Congress to amend the Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide from the list of regulated pollutants.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-01...viser.html

Oh goody, another millionaire to rape the environment.

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09-14-2012, 10:15 AM
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RE: Romney Names Oklahoma Oil Billionaire Hamm as Energy Adviser
Meet Harold Hamm
By Steve Benen
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Fri Jun 8, 2012 10:15 AM EDT

<..> But as Michael Isikoff recently reported, there's a little more to the connection between the two wealthy conservatives.

Just one month after he was named Mitt Romney's top energy adviser, Oklahoma billionaire Harold Hamm contributed $985,000 to the top pro-Romney Super PAC -- a donation that was the second largest the group collected in April, according to a new campaign disclosure filing today.

The cash infusion from Hamm, the chairman and CEO of Continental Resources -- a firm that touts itself as "America's Oil Champion" -- is a new example of how big Super PAC donors can make their policy views heard by the campaigns they are supporting.

<..> There's also, of course, the matter of what Hamm intends to do with his influence. Kyle Roerink reported a few weeks ago on Hamm's policy wish list, which includes protecting oil industry tax subsidies and completing the Keystone pipeline.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/0...MI.twitter

The plot deepens.

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