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Trump’s Corrupt Interior Department Rewards Powerful Big Oil Lobby Group’s Wishes
The American Petroleum Institute Sent Wishlist of Favors to Former Oil Lobbyist Secretary Bernhardt.
WASHINGTON - In a breaking story today, the HuffPost released a wish list a Big Oil lobby group had sent to Trump’s Interior Department. The American Petroleum Institute (API) sent a letter to Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Bernhardt asking for taxpayer-backed bailouts and a smorgasbord of other requests. Secretary Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist whose powerful lobbying firm represents API, has already granted some of the group’s requests while the status of other requests is still unknown due to the Trump administration’s lack of transparency.
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