United States Secretary of the Interior
The former interior secretary falsely claimed last week that all probes against him were “b.s.” and that he’d been totally cleared of wrongdoing.
The 43-mile pipeline was approved by the Trump administration after former Cadiz lobbyist David Bernhardt became deputy secretary of the interior.
David Bernhardt, a former fossil fuel lobbyist, was confirmed as the new Interior secretary four days ago.
The former interior secretary had refused to approve a Native American operation opposed by MGM.
The former oil and gas lobbyist has served as acting agency chief since Ryan Zinke resigned early this year.
One person joked the outgoing interior secretary's letter was "written in the blood of an endangered species."
Editorial dings Interior secretary as another "cheerleader" for the president's "boneheaded" energy strategy.
Two days after railing against the “uninformed” left, the Interior secretary claimed California's catastrophic blazes have “nothing to do with climate change.”
"I'd like to see your child have to fight for energy," the Interior secretary at the conservative Freedom Conference.
David Bernhardt met with lobbyists for MGM Resorts who oppose a tribal casino. Interior has now balked at approving that casino.
According to an ethics agreement David Bernhardt signed, he's prohibited from participating in matters involving his former employer.
In January, Ryan Zinke took Florida's coastal waters off the table. They appear to be back on.
Critics accused the Interior secretary of perpetuating racial stereotypes.
“I’ve been shot at before. I’m very comfortable with it," the Interior secretary and former Navy SEAL said.
Her successor Ryan Zinke wasted little time reviving an arcane military flag-flying tradition.
"The risks of fracking to our health and to our environment are real," state Attorney General Xavier Becerra says.
It's unclear exactly how much Zinke's shares in PROOF Research Inc. are worth, but his relationship to the Montana company raises questions of access.
Nine members of the citizen board are reportedly leaving because the Interior secretary has refused meetings and discussions.
Downey Magallanes, a top aide of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, met with senior officials of her father's longtime employer, Peabody Energy, in June.