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Ex-oil lobbyist up for top Interior job

Feb 05, 2019 - The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday announced he would nominate David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist and current deputy chief of the Interior Department, to succeed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who resigned amid allegations of ethical missteps.

In a message on Twitter, Trump wrote, "David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we look forward to having his nomination officially confirmed!"

While Zinke had been the public face of some of the largest rollbacks o...