OPPOSE oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Secretary of the Interior.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth: (202) 224-2854 Sen. Dick Durbin: (202) 224-2152
Trump is trying to force his most conflicted cabinet nominee yet through the Senate confirmation process. Trump’s nominee for Interior Secretary is a former fossil fuel lobbyist and a walking conflict of interest.
David Bernhardt used to represent the same oil and gas interests that want to mine and drill in our National Monuments and gut our endangered species protections. Now, he has been nominated to run the Department of the Interior — the agency that oversees oil and gas leasing on our public lands and waters. If confirmed, he’ll surely continue Trump’s plan to destroy Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Bernhardt served as former Interior Secretary Zinke’s number two before Zinke was forced to resign last year. During that time, Bernhardt’s former fossil fuel industry clients began receiving favorable decisions from the Department of the Interior.