The Department of the Interior’s leadership is riddled with ethical conflicts and is led by the most conflicted appointee of all — former oil and gas lobbyist Secretary David Bernhardt. Public Citizen works to expose conflicts and corruption at the department and combat the agency’s harmful industry giveaways.
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We refuse to let the Interior Department’s unethical industry shilling go unchecked.
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