During the Republican convention last month, shale oil billionaire Harold Hamm publicly lavished praise on Donald Trump. Natural gas mogul T Boone Pickens is talking with pro Trump Super Pacs about providing help. His help could possibly include a big check and fundraiser. Coal chieftain Robert Murray spearheaded a big fundraiser for Trump in late June in West Virginia.
Trump has garnered the endorsements of several leading fossil fuel chieftains and has often espoused pro-oil and coal rhetoric.