27 May '17, 4pm

Fossil fuel lobbyist picked to "protect" our public lands

Fossil fuel lobbyist picked to "protect" our public lands

President Trump rallied his base on the campaign trail with promises to “drain the swamp,” but his nomination of David Bernhardt for the No. 2 post at the Department of the Interior does precisely the opposite. The role of Deputy Secretary of the Interior is essential for directing the management of our nation’s parks, monuments, forests, refuges, water and wildlife, including endangered species. The San Francisco Chronicle labeled Bernhardt’s nomination for the job “a Trumpian slap” at California and the country, citing Bernhardt’s potential for egregious conflicts of interest. Under George W. Bush, Bernhardt served as the Interior Department’s top lawyer—but in revolving-door fashion, he went on to work as a legal adviser for timber companies, mining companies and oil and gas interests. Bernhardt lobbied for a bill to delay new air pollution limits on coal-fired power pl...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2017-may/fossil-fuel-lobbyis...

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