April 11, 2019 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to the Senate’s confirmation of former oil industry lobbyist David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary.
“Bernhardt’s nomination is more of the same from the Trump administration: Another lobbyist who cares only about enriching the fossil fuel industry,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “Bernhardt will undoubtedly open our oceans to offshore drilling and cause irreparable harm to our lands and waters. The senators who voted to confirm him ought to be ashamed.”
CLF experts are available for comment.