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Trump Nominates Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior

Trump Nominates Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior

February 6, 2019

Trump is not draining the swamp with Bernhardt’s nomination. Rather, he shows he is filling it with polluters, says Jesse Coleman, senior researcher at Documented

Economic Interests Trump Biological Diversity

July 29, 2018

The Trump administration’s Interior Department is planning on making the deepest revision to the Endangered Species Act in its 40 years of existence. Economic interests are to be taken into account for the first time when determining which species should be saved

Petroleum Executives Visit Trump, Increasing Offshore Oil Drilling

March 19, 2018

The American Petroleum Industry (API) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) held meetings at the Trump Hotel in DC. At the same time, these associations are also lobbying the Trump administration for an expansion of offshore oil exploration

Save the Birds, Kill the Planet: Interior Attacks Wind Turbines in Push for Fossil Fuels

March 10, 2018

While pledging the administration’s dedication to the fossil fuel industry, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the inaccurate but oft-cited claim that turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Scott Edwards of Food & Water Watch discusses the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and states’ efforts to pass climate regulations in the absence of federal laws

Trump’s Monumental Betrayal: Public Antiquities Gutted for Oil Industry

March 9, 2018

Not only did Trump shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, but the president’s announcement came on the heels of one of the rarest finds of Triassic-period fossils, in an area which will now be excluded from protection

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

Meet the Journalist Who Exposed Whitefish’s Sketchy Puerto Rico Contract

October 30, 2017

Puerto Rico has cancelled a controversial $300 million no-bid contract with the Trump-friendly firm Whitefish Energy after our guest, investigative journalist Ken Klippenstein, exposed it