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'Walking Conflict of Interest': Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist Now Second-in-Command at Interior Dept


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'Walking Conflict of Interest': Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist Now Second-in-Command at Interior Dept.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Despite David Bernhardt's long career of lobbying for the gas and oil industry, on Monday the Senate confirmed him as second-in-command of the U.S. Department of Interior, which manages public lands and water, as well as federal protections for endangered species.


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Difficult to guess whether these are nominations, appointments or purchases.


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His record is why he was picked. Same with all other appointees. They are the antithesis of the departments they are being put at the helm of. The total destruction of the government as a protection and champion of the people of the country is being instituted.


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Only slightly less horrible than Obama’s pick for HEAD of the Interior Department, Ken Salazar, who was an advocate for ranching and oil interests. Add to that list all the Wall Street and banking industry appointees by Obama, and people wonder why progressives were so disgusted with the Clinton nomination. She was more of the same - just another hawkish D neoliberal who disdains single payer.


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Bernhardt is absolutely swooning over all that public land just waiting to be desecrated, destroyed, and leveled for Big Oil and gas profiteers along with mining magnates…he has a perpetual Viagra/Cialis/Levitra high as deputy secretary of the Interior.