The swamp monsters are still coming in to roost. An oil lobbyist with what appear to be zero scruples is being put in charge of our national parks and wild areas. Whatever could go wrong?
During a testy confirmation hearing on Thursday, President Donald Trump’s pick to be the nation’s largest land steward told senators that he would take steps to prevent conflicts of interest and to improve ethics guidelines at the Interior Department. A former lobbyist who represented oil and gas interests, David Bernhardt has been dogged by questions about his own ethics during his short run as the Acting Interior Secretary. Nathan Rott reports. (NPR)
Interior Secretary Nominee Gets Grilled On Ethics At Confirmation Hearing