Congress must investigate Bernhardt’s conflicts of interest and hold him accountable for his giveaways to former clients at the expense of the American people.
The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Daniel Jorjani to be the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior. The confirmation comes despite an ongoing investigation into Jorjani’s role in the department’s unethical public records release process.
Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next top lawyer at the Department of the Interior was placed on hold by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) following revelations that he may have lied to lawmakers about his role in FOIA requests to the agency.
Trump’s delusional speech was full of fraudulent claims taking credit for the benefits of the very rules and agencies he is working to dismantle -- all of which is intended to keep us shackled to fossil fuels and boost profits for his corporate sponsors.
Ten environmental groups sued the Trump administration today to challenge rollbacks of the 2016 Well Control and Blowout Preventer Rule, a safety regulation meant to prevent another blowout like what happened during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The Senate voted to confirm David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Department of the Interior today. Bernhardt has a long history of working for the oil and gas industries and his former clients include CITGO, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the Independent Petroleum Association of America.
David Bernhardt is an industry crony who spent his career helping corporate polluters increase their profits and avoid regulation. If Bernhardt is confirmed, Big Oil will wield even more power and influence within Trump’s pro-polluting and pro-fossil fuels DOI.
Trump today nominated David Bernhardt for U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Bernhardt, who is currently serving as the Deputy Secretary of the agency, will have to be confirmed by the Senate for the new position.
Zinke’s days of plundering our lands and enriching himself and his friends are over. With an average of nearly one federal investigation opened into his conduct in office per month, Zinke’s highly questionable ethics have finally caught up with him.