Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick addresses members of the Texas Pipeline Association in Houston on Jan. 6. Source: Hart Energy
The Trump administration will be loaded with allies of the oil and gas industry and of Texas, the state’s lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, told an industry trade group on Jan. 6.
“Putting partisan politics aside, the good news for Texas is we no longer have an enemy in the White House,” Patrick told members of the Texas Pipeline Association at its annual meeting just one day after garnering national attention for his support of Senate Bill 6, the Texas Privacy Act, commonly referred to as the “bathroom bill.”
Patrick was particularly optimistic about the president-elect’s nominations of E. Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general, to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as secretary of energy.