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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the whistleblower is a life long republican...

https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/epa-whistleblower-on-pruitt-a-bigger-swamp-creature-1269784643940

EPA whistleblower on Pruitt: 'A bigger swamp creature'


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Kevin Chmielewski, who remains a staunch Trump supporter, calls on the president to fire Scott Pruitt over his growing ethics scandals.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh look, a new alligator.

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President Donald Trump announced he will nominate former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt, the acting secretary of the Interior, to lead the department.


He has his own web site--for those who think he is too conflicted.

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EX-LOBBYIST WHO IS TOO CONFLICTED
TO BE INTERIOR SECRETARY
David Bernhardt is the “ultimate DC swamp creature” who has gone round and round through the revolving door between industry and government:
1990's
Bernhardt began his career in the 1990s working for Scott McInnis (R-CO) before taking a position in the Washington lobbying shop of Brownstein, Hyatt and Farber, where he lobbied on behalf of oil and chemical companies.

2001
In 2001, Bernhardt went to work for the Interior Department. His time at Interior was marred by scandal, including when he replaced independent government analysis in congressional testimony with reports funded by oil companies, oversaw the forced resignation of a whistleblower, and served as Counselor to the Secretary when the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal was ravaging the Interior Department.

2009
In 2009, Bernhardt returned to Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, and became the head of its natural resources lobbying shop, where his clients included oil, gas, and mining companies.

2017
In August 2017, Bernhardt was confirmed as Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Since then, he has led Interior’s review of the 2015 sage grouse plans, started weakening the Endangered Species Act, rescinded Obama-era climate change and conservation policies, and undermined Interior’s ability to make decisions based on the best available scientific research, just to name a few of his attacks on public lands and wildlife.

As a private attorney, Bernhardt represented clients likely to have additional business before the Department of Interior. Some of the other clients he represented and positions he argued include:

Bernhardt defended new oil and gas leasing on the site of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
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As an attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Bernhardt represented the National Ocean Industries Association as an intervenor defendant, defending the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM)’s approval of two lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico where the Deepwater Horizon spill had occurred two years earlier. Plaintiff environmental organizations alleged violations of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of BOEM. [Oceana v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (D.D.C. 2014).]

Bernhardt defended a project that threatened wildlife living the Delta-Mendota Canal.
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With Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Bernhardt argued for the Westlands Water District, one of the plaintiffs challenging the legality of the 2009 Biological Opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The Biological Opinion determined that the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) proposed project to store and deliver water to agricultural and domestic consumers in California would jeopardize some of the Delta Mendota Canal’s endangered Salmonoids, and required Reclamation to change the way it pumps waters out of the California Central Valley’s rivers. Bernhardt alleged violations of the ESA and APA. The Ninth Circuit Court upheld the Biological Opinion. [San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Locke (9th Cir. 2014).]

Bernhardt represented a Native American community with tribal land holdings in Wisconsin.
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With Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Bernhardt represented the Forest County Potawatomi Community, challenging DOI’s decision to disapprove a 2014 amendment to a gaming compact between the Plaintiff and the State of Wisconsin under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. [Forest County Potawatomi Community v. United States (D.D.C. 2017).]

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The Potawatomi Reservation, located primarily in Forest County, Wisconsin, totals 12,000 acres– 9,000 acres are trust land, and 3,000 acres are fee land. [Forest County Potawatomi Community]

Bernhardt defended the EPA’s leniency towards a coal-fired power plant located on tribal lands.
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With Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Bernhardt represented Central Arizona Water Conservation District, defending EPA’s source-specific Federal Implementation Plan under the Clean Air Act for the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Arizona. Petitioners sought final review of EPA’s plan, alleging that EPA acted arbitrarily and capriciously in failing to comply with statutory deadlines for implementation of portions of Clean Air Act. [Yazzie v. EPA (9th Cir. 2017).]



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original alligator: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/?fbclid=IwAR1wBurfHTszePoSSeu--JpU_9mJvpjuWaBsAg3WUxmY3fw-0h_K7pmx_jo#9b9ed226b4a3
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More corruption by Trump and his enablers for you right wingers to ignore. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/20/epa-air-pollution-regulations-wehrum-1191258
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More Trump alligators, more corruption. Everything Trump does he gets paid for.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-20/interior-officials-may-have-violated-ethics-rule-complaint-says
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