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Enviros line up against Bernhardt nomination for DOI chief

A flood of criticism greeted the nomination of David Bernhardt as Interior secretary, with concerns voiced that he will kowtow to the oil and gas industries at the expense of national parks and other public lands. Bernhardt has been acting secretary since Ryan Zinke resigned under pressure in December. His nomination was tweeted by President Trump on Monday.

Several organizations immediately called for the Senate to reject the nomination.

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