For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 

Yetta Stein, Communications Associate

Western Values Project

(406) 529-1682

Top Interior Official Violated Federal Ethics Rules

WASHINGTON - Western Values Project’s Deputy Director Jayson O’Neill issued the following statement in response to an Interior Inspector General’s investigation that found that the department’s Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech violated federal ethics rules.

“The Trump administration’s culture of corruption has seemingly trickled down to each and every political appointee at the Interior Department. Doug Domenech is a Washington insider and former oil and gas crony who clearly broke federal ethics rules and seems keen on accompanying Interior Secretary Bernhardt on his mission to sell off America’s outdoor heritage,” said Jayson O’Neill, Deputy Director of Western Values Project. “Sec. Bernhardt - the ultimate DC swamp creature - has turned Interior into his own personal lobbying shop; and with top political appointees also working on behalf of former clients and special interest friends, it’s clear that his plan to sell out and sell off our public lands is working.”


This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Western Values Project brings accountability to the national conversation about Western public lands and national parks conservation – a space too often dominated by industry lobbyists and their allies in government.

Share This Article