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Bernhardt Another Gift to Big Oil

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted to confirm David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Department of the Interior today. Bernhardt has a long history of working for the oil and gas industries and his former clients include CITGO, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

Nicole Ghio, Fossil Fuel Programs Manager for Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response:

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Friends of the Earth would like to congratulate Big Oil for securing another industry insider in Trump’s cabinet. The fossil fuel industry couldn’t ask for a better ‘thank you’ from the U.S. Senators they bankrolled than David Bernhardt leading DOI.

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