Statement of the Vet Voice Foundation on David Bernhardt's nomination to be Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC - Garett Reppenhagen, Rocky Mountain Director of the Vet Voice Foundation, released the following statement on Acting Secretary David Bernhardt being nominated to be permanent Interior Secretary.  The Vet Voice Foundation has worked on conservation issues for nearly a decade.

Reppenhagen said, "Acting Secretary David Bernhardt is the fossil fuel industry’s top choice to continue Ryan Zinke’s legacy of corruption at the Interior Department. Bernhardt, one of DC’s most infamous oil lobbyists, has made it clear that his loyalties lie with his industry friends -- not our public lands and environment. Bernhardt’s nomination is yet another example of the Trump administration lining the pockets of corporate interests at the expense of the American people.”