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Potential Trump Cabinet pick Harold Hamm makes convention debut

Harold Hamm of Continental Resources, says "climate change is not a problem, it's Islamic terrorism," in his speech to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 20. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Harold Hamm of Continental Resources, says "climate change is not a problem, it's Islamic terrorism," in his speech to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 20. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

On Wednesday Reuters reported that Donald Trump will consider Harold Hamm, chief executive officer of oil and gas giant Continental Resources, as Energy secretary should he become president.

In 2012 Hamm chaired Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s Energy Policy Advisory Group, attacked President Obama's policies on oil and gave almost $1 million to a super PAC supporting Romney, according to Politico

Hamm isn't new to politics. Reuters reported that in 2009 Hamm formed a lobbying group to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, fearing it would flood his company's territory with Canadian oil.

But Hamm dropped his opposition after the pipeline's operator agreed to add an extension that would pick up his company's oil and take it to refineries, according to the report. 

Hamm backed Trump in April. 

"He is someone who is not beholden to special interests and has the fortitude to make tough decisions," he said at the time. "With a slew of onerous regulations now threatening to cripple American business, the next president of the United States must have the courage, determination and intelligence to disrupt politics as usual."

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