This Oil Lobbyist Is the Real Power Behind Trump’s Interior Department

From: Mother Jones

“Late last year, associate deputy secretary Jim Cason, a Bernhardt lieutenant, reassigned at least 27 executives without much explanation or a paper trail, including several high-level staffers with portfolios in climate change and conservation. Clement, a climate policy expert, was assigned to audit oil and lease sales in the Office of Natural Resources Revenue. Dan Wenk, the veteran superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, was directed to transfer to a DC job just before he planned to retire. Both ended up leaving Interior. “It had a message to it,” Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), says.”

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