Department of Interior

Climate Activists Protest Trump California Public Lands Fracking Plan

Climate Activists Protest Trump’s California Public Lands Fracking Plan

May 23, 2019

As the Trump Administration considers a plan to drill for oil in California’s Central Valley, environmental groups have held rallies and packed hearings. The proposal, originating under Obama, calls for fracking over 1.2 million acres close to national parks

David Bernhardt Confirmed as Interior Secretary

April 11, 2019

Environmentalists argue the former energy and oil lobbyist will further harm the climate and public health

Trump’s Budget and Infrastructure Plans Threaten Environment

February 14, 2018

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune says that both proposals will create more pollution and exacerbate climate change, serving fossil fuel donors’ interests at the expense of the environment

Trump Picks Infamous Climate Change Denier for Top Environmental Job

October 30, 2017

Investigative Journalist Steve Horn discusses President Trump’s pick to head up the powerful White House Council: former Texas Commissioner on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, who has links to ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers, and Big Coal

Trump Expands Oil Drilling But Obama Paved the Way

October 29, 2017

Investigative Journalist Steve Horn, of DeSmogBlog, discusses how a new hire at Interior Department, Todd Wynn, is right from the ranks of pro-fossil fuel, climate change denying, lobby group ALEC, which is funded by the oil billionaire Koch Brothers