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Trump’s Interior Secretary didn’t violate ethics rules, watchdog finds

An inspector general’s report found no evidence that David Bernhardt had improperly favored a group that once employed him as a lobbyist.
Jimmy Carter, at 97, steps into a big fight over a small road in Alaska

Jimmy Carter, at 97, steps into a big fight over a small road in Alaska

The legal battle over the gravel route could gut an environmental law that the 39th president called one of his highest achievements.
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'It's baffling.' What happened to Bernhardt's oil promise?

Small offshore oil operators are still clamoring for the Interior Department to offer royalty relief, despite frustration over what they describe as the Trump administration's deaf ear to their plea for aid during the coronavirus pandemic.
Westward heave-ho: How a federal agency’s move to Colorado threatens public lands, science and the climate
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Westward heave-ho: How a federal agency’s move to Colorado threatens public lands, science and the climate

The Bureau of Land Management relocation to Grand Junction reflects a widespread pattern of destabilization under President Trump.
Interior chief’s lobbying past has challenged the agency’s ethics referees
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Interior chief’s lobbying past has challenged the agency’s ethics referees

Since his arrival at the Interior Department, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has shown a willingness to press ethics lawyers for decisions that help his agenda.
Trump administration makes it easier to dredge protected areas to restore beaches
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Trump administration makes it easier to dredge protected areas to restore beaches

The shift makes it cheaper for some of the wealthiest communities to replenish their beachfronts, which are increasingly under threat from more frequent and intense storms, rising seas and other effects of climate change.

Trump Interior nominee fast-tracked a ‘deficient’ drilling permit

Trump Interior nominee fast-tracked a ‘deficient’ drilling permit

Oil lobbyists’ answer to regulatory roadblocks is “We’ll call Kate” – as in Kate MacGregor, nominee for the No. 2 job at Department of the Interior.
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