To: The United States Senate
Tell the Senate: Reject David Bernhardt for Interior Secretary!
David Bernhardt is a former, highly paid industry lobbyist who is an inappropriate choice for Secretary of the Interior. His former clients received favorable decisions after he became Deputy Secretary, and he is already the subject of litigation from groups requesting his ethics documentation under the Freedom of Information Act. Trump’s last Interior Secretary was forced to resign amid growing scandal. We don’t need a second Interior Secretary who is unfit to lead. Americans deserve a secretary who will put our health and safety first, not the profits of his former clients.
Why is this important?
Trump just announced he will nominate David Bernhardt, a former high paid oil lobbyist, to run the Department of the Interior. As Secretary, Bernhardt will be responsible for fossil fuel leasing on our public lands and waters and implementing Trump’s plan to gut the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments.
If confirmed, you can imagine what will happen next -- Bernhardt could use his position to help his Big Oil friends dismantle basic protections like the Endangered Species Act. Instead of draining the swamp, Trump wants to turn our National Parks and wild places over to the swamp monsters. We need your help to fight back!
Tell the Senate: Bernhardt is a walking conflict of interest and unfit to be Secretary of the Interior.