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But its recommendation stopped short of the outright ban pushed by environmental groups.
The Interior Department's Ben Cassidy had direct contact with former NRA colleagues and helped install gun advocates on two advisory councils.
The Trump administration's controversial relocation of the Bureau of Land Management headquarters resulted in hundreds of staff departures.
"I am going to let it rip from the Bison account," a high-ranking Interior Department spokesperson wrote before taking to the agency's troll handle to "fact-check."
The high level of approvals underscores Biden’s reluctance to more forcefully curb petroleum production in the face of industry and Republican resistance.
The interior secretary is taking an inclusive approach — in notable contrast to her Trump-era predecessors.
This is the second time lawmakers have asked the U.S. Board on Geographic Names to approve the name changes. Its previous request, in 1991, failed.
After months of smooth sailing with climate and environmental groups, the president and his team find themselves on shaky ground.
"Women are going missing," the interior secretary told HuffPost. “We need to build the opportunities for law enforcement and for people ... to care about this."
Tuesday's actions “unwind the bureaucratic knot" that the Trump administration created in the process of placing lands into trust, one Interior official said.
The Interior Secretary also signed an order to establish a climate task force to coordinate climate action across the massive federal agency.
Ironically, the last tweet from the Interior Department handle targeted Rep. Deb Haaland, who is now on the verge of taking over the agency.
Even some Republicans are pulling for the Native American congresswoman to get a historic appointment.
The administration is undercutting a major public lands law that the president used to greenwash his abysmal conservation record.
So much for "creating a conservation stewardship legacy second only to Teddy Roosevelt.”
William Perry Pendley says his personal views and past actions are “irrelevant” when it comes to leading an agency that manages more than one-third of all federal land.
The new acting director of the Bureau of Land Management appears to be another "fox guarding the henhouse" appointment in the Trump administration.
Sen. Ron Wyden said Daniel Jorjani, who has been nominated to be the agency's top lawyer, may have lied to Congress.
David Bernhardt oversees some 500 million acres of federal land -- one-fifth of the United States.
Daniel Jorjani, a former Koch brothers adviser and Interior solicitor nominee, told agency colleagues in 2017 that “our job is to protect the Secretary.”