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October 3, 2019 by

Secretary Bernhardt to Visit National Parks while Trump Administration and Interior Gut Public Land Protections

Trump Administration’s Abysmal Public Lands and National Parks Record Can’t Be Ignored Today, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and First Lady Melania Trump are scheduled to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton […]

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October 1, 2019 by

Bureau of Land Management Acting Director’s Recusal List Missing Mineral Mining Interest

William Pendley’s Relationship with Pro-Grand Canyon Mineral Mining Interest Seemingly Excluded from Recusal List William Pendley, the reappointed Acting Director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), released a 17-page […]

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September 30, 2019 by

Statement: Interior Chief Side-Steps Senate to Again Anoint William Pendley to Bureau of Land Management Leadership

Today, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt reanointed controversial anti-public lands William Pendley to be the acting director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The memo, signed by Bernhardt, is the […]

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September 30, 2019 by

Christian Palich, Another Former Lobbyist, Joins Interior Despite Clear Conflicts

Full Background Research on Christian Palich, Interior’s Senior Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Advisor Today, the Western Values Project released a new profile on their Department of Influence website, detailing the […]

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September 28, 2019 by

Conflicted Interior Secretary Bernhardt Continues to Work Overtime for a Former Client

Bernhardt Helped Greenlight Destructive Dam Expansion Project Benefiting Westlands Water District Over State, Scientific Objections Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s relationship with his former client, the Westlands Water District, has raised […]

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September 27, 2019 by

Oil Industry Lawyer Blasts Trump’s Interior Department as Incompetent

Independent Petroleum Association of America — Sec. Bernhardt’s Former Oil Lobbying Client — Skewers Incompetence of Trump’s Interior Appointees A high-ranking lawyer representing the powerful Independent Petroleum Association of America […]

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September 25, 2019 by

Acting Bureau of Land Management Director Too Conflicted To Work With Over 50 Entities

Mega-Recusal List Shows William Pendley Would be Conflicted on Nearly Every Decision Before the BLM William Pendley’s — the Acting Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director — 17-page recusal list […]

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September 25, 2019 by

Nominee to Head Fish and Wildlife Service Fails to Disclose Lobbying Ties

Aurelia Skipwith at her confirmation hearing to lead the US Fish and Wildlife Services (9/11/19)

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September 24, 2019 by

Senate Confirms Former Key Koch Employee Jorjani to Top Position at Interior Despite Investigation

Senate Leadership Ignores Investigation and Officially Appoint Bernhardt’s Mini-Me to Interior’s Solicitor General Post  Today, the Senate voted to confirm Daniel Jorjani to the Interior Department’s Solicitor General role. The […]

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September 23, 2019 by

Interior’s Watchdog Opens Investigation into Political Interference by Trump Appointees

New Investigation At Least Fourth into Bernhardt’s Interior After Western Values Project (WVP), a Montana-based public lands watchdog nonprofit, first highlighted political malfeasance within the Interior Department’s updated Freedom of […]

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