Trump Admin Complementing Israeli Effort to Give Nuclear Weapons to Saudi Arabia

Already seven of the 10 countries in the world with the highest military budgets are in the Middle East. The development of nuclear weapons in Saudi Arabia has many speculating that it could mark the beginning of an even more dangerous era for the war-torn region.

U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for Israel, the next stop in Trump's international tour, at King Khalid International Airport, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump’s energy secretary, Rick Perry, has secretly approved the sale of nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, Reuters revealed this week. Saudi Arabia is reportedly attempting to construct at least two nuclear power plants as part of its effort to diversify its energy sector and its economy as

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US Energy Chief to Meet Russian, Saudi Counterparts Ahead of Iran Sanctions

Perry will be the most senior US official to visit Russia since Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in July to try to improve ties that have dipped to a post-Cold War low.

Rick Perry at the 2016 Republican National Convention. in Cleveland, Ohio. (Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx/AP)

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Russia starting on Monday, sources familiar with the matter said, as the Trump administration encourages oil-producing countries to keep output up two months before it is due to renew sanctions on Iran’s crude exports. Perry will meet Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s energy

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Oil Lobby Spending Less As Legislators, President Provide More Favors

“You will like me so much,” President Donald Trump said to attendees at an energy industry conference last year. His claim has rung true thus far, as his administration has made several moves to benefit the industry and consequently reduced its spending on lobbying this year.

Flanked by former Exxon executive, now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting., June 12, 2017. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

The oil and gas industry has spent over $36 million lobbying Congress so far this year, a massive figure that speaks to the fossil fuel industry’s weight in Washington. Among the top spenders so far have been ExxonMobil, Chevron and Koch Industries, which have spent well over $3 million dollars apiece. While the industry’s spending on lobbying

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Rick Perry Scrambles To Divest From Energy Sector, Wall Street Ahead Of Confirmation

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now the nominee for U.S. energy secretary, is moving to disentangle himself from potential conflicts of interest.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry during a ceremony for the unveiling of his portrait in the Capitol rotunda, Friday, May 6, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(REPORT) --- Former Gov. Rick Perry, who saw a financial windfall in the private sector thanks in part to wealthy donors he cultivated while in state office, has begun to disentangle himself from assets and consulting relationships that could present a conflict of interest as U.S. energy secretary. In an ethics disclosure filed this week in

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Rick Perry Resigns From Board Of Company Building Dakota Access Pipeline

Following his appointment by Donald Trump to be the country’s next energy secretary, former Gov. Rick Perry has resigned from the board of Dallas pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners.

Former Governor Rick Perry of Texas speaks during first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

(REPORT) --- Former Gov. Rick Perry has resigned from the board of Dallas pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners as he prepares to become energy secretary under President-elect Donald Trump. Perry's resignation was effective Dec. 31, according to the company's filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. His involvement with

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British Gas Giant Centrica Funding Climate Denial Group Linked To Trump

Centrica donated large sums to an Austin-based think tank that played a central role in the US climate denial movement, which is now poised to take control of energy and environmental policy under Donald Trump.

Rick Perry at the 2016 Republican National Convention. in Cleveland, Ohio. (Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx/AP)

The UK’s biggest energy company, Centrica, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to a Texas-based climate denial think tank strongly linked to Donald Trump’s new energy secretary Rick Perry, Energydesk can reveal. Centrica, which owns British Gas and is a major investor in UK fracking, has made a number of donations to the Texas Public Policy

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