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May 22, 2019 by

Interior Secretary Bernhardt Blames Others For Department’s Failure to Follow Transparency Laws

Breaking Story Based on WVP FOIAs Reveals Interior Political Appointees Restricting Public Documents Interior Secretary David Bernhardt failed to give a clear answer on questions from Senate committee members about […]

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May 21, 2019 by

Koch Alum Advances Out of Senate Committee For Key Legal Post

Senate Committee Sides with Special Interests Over Public Lands by Affirming Interior Solicitor Nominee The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 11-9 along party lines today to confirm Daniel […]

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May 15, 2019 by

Statement: Bernhardt Doubles Down on Deception at Congressional Hearing

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt doubled down on his deception and lies during Congressional testimony today, where he failed to clarify his ethically dubious and potentially illegal involvement in decisions that […]

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May 14, 2019 by

Memo: Did Interior Secretary Bernhardt Lie to Congress?

Western Values Project’s analysis (view here) of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s answers to questions for the record shows that the ex-oil lobbyist has spun a web of lies regarding his […]

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May 1, 2019 by

MEMO: Interior Solicitor Nominee Daniel Jorjani

The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Acting Interior Solicitor Daniel Jorjani, President Trump’s nominee to become the department’s Solicitor. Senators […]

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April 24, 2019 by

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Hides From the Public and Press During Swearing-In

Admission that Interior Secretary is for the corporate lobbyists and special interests, not for the American people and the country’s public lands Ex-oil lobbyist and “ultimate D.C. swamp creature” David […]

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April 17, 2019 by

Records Show Bernhardt Selectively Recused From Sage Grouse Meeting with Former Client

New Revelation Comes as Inspector General Launches Investigation into Bernhardt It was reported in the Casper Star-Tribune that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt had recused himself from a ‘high level Wyoming […]

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April 11, 2019 by

Senate Confirms Trump’s Most Conflict-Ridden Cabinet Nominee to Manage America’s Public Lands

Statement on Former Mega-Lobbyist David Bernhardt Becoming Interior Secretary After the U.S. Senate voted 56-41 to confirm Trump’s most conflict-ridden cabinet nominee, former mega-lobbyist David Bernhardt, to be the Secretary […]

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April 9, 2019 by

Six-Figure Ad Campaign Launched Telling Senator Heinrich to Reject Trump’s Conflict-Ridden Interior Secretary Nominee

Ex-Lobbyist David Bernhardt Has Handed Over Millions of Acres of Public Lands to Extractive Industries; Heinrich Voted For Conflict Nominee in Committee Conservation group Western Values Project Action announced today […]

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April 5, 2019 by

Heinrich Sides With Trump in Voting to Confirm Swamp-Creature Nominee to Oversee Public Lands

Bernhardt is Trump’s Most Conflicted Cabinet Nominee Senator Martin Heinrich sided with President Trump in voting for conflict-ridden Interior Secretary nominee and ex-lobbyist David Bernhardt. Bernhardt’s nomination will now move […]

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