With Zinke out, a former oil industry lobbyist is now officially running the Interior Department

David Bernhardt, the Interior Department’s second-in-command who has been described as a “walking conflict of interest,” will now lead the agency as acting secretary following Ryan Zinke’s resignation. Bernhardt, a former oil industry lobbyist, is widely seen as one of the Trump administration’s most effective officials in rolling back regulations in favor of industry interests. Bernhardt […]

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