updated Sat. September 10, 2022
March 5, 2018
U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton, in the Bush administration, described the Coastal Plain as "flat white nothingness." Then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin led chants of "Drill Baby Drill" at 2008 Republican campaign rallies. RELATED: Connelly: Sec. Zinke -- no oil drilling off our coast. Sullivan's prediction wasÃâÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
David Hayes, the agency's deputy secretary under Obama, said Zinke joins Watt and Gale Norton, President George W. Bush's first interior chief, as the few leaders in the agency's history who have prioritized extraction over all other functions for public lands. “Most of the secretaries recognize that whileÃâÃÂ ...
February 8, 2018
Just five days after BOEM unveiled its plan, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke tweeted that Florida would not be considered for new offshore oil and gas drilling. He did not provide details as to which sections of the state's share of the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS) would be affected under the reversal.
February 6, 2018
The Interior Department was rife with corruption under former Interior Secretary Gale Norton, seen here testifying with former Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in ... A month after winning confirmation to serve as assistant secretary for insular affairs at the Interior Department in September 2017, DomenechÃâÃÂ ...
February 1, 2018
Mark Amodei — two Nevada Republicans whose state is a major center of employment for MGM, and who have each tried to impede the tribes' casino plans. The company also doubled its lobbying spending and assembled a team that includes Bush-era Interior Secretary Gale Norton and Florida-basedÃâÃÂ ...
January 30, 2018
In the last 33 years, there have been only two women picked as designated survivor: Bill Clinton's Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala in 1996 and George W. Bush's Interior Secretary Gale Norton in 2002. In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in New York during the State ofÃâÃÂ ...
July 24, 2017
He served as solicitor general under President George W. Bush, as well as counselor and deputy chief of staff to then-Sec. Gale Norton and director of the department's Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs. As solicitor, Bernhardt authored several controversial legal opinions, including one -- laterÃâÃÂ ...
May 18, 2017
According to reporting by Mother Jones in 2003, Bernhardt helped prepare congressional testimony on the environmental impacts of drilling in the Arctic for then-Secretary Gale Norton. Norton's testimony ignored warnings from government scientists and used information from a BP report, instead.
May 18, 2017
Bernhardt served as the department's top lawyer during the Bush administration, as well as counselor and deputy chief of staff to then-Interior Secretary Gale Norton and director of the department's Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs. "I have had an opportunity to work on many complex issuesÃâÃÂ ...
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2017
Since 2010, Brownstein Hyatt has collected $2.75 million in lobbying fees from Cadiz Inc., a private company that wants to build a water pipeline on a railroad right-of-way that crosses federal land managed by an Interior agency. Bernhardt has done legal work for Cadiz and one of his colleagues is the chiefÃâÃÂ ...
May 11, 2017
Interior deputy secretary nominee David Bernhardt earned at least $80,000 last year working for a host of energy and environmental interests, disclosure ... They cite his involvement in producing incorrect testimony that former Interior Secretary Gale Norton delivered to the Energy and Natural ResourcesÃâÃÂ ...
April 28, 2017
"Bernhardt's extensive experience serving under former Interior Secretaries [Gale] Norton and [Dirk] Kempthorne and his esteemed legal career is exactly what is needed to help streamline government and make the Interior and our public lands work for the American economy," Interior Secretary RyanÃâÃÂ ...
Environment & Energy Publishing
October 21, 2016
Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton flirted with both the Democratic and Libertarian parties before becoming a Republican. The reason she ultimately picked the GOP: She liked Ronald Reagan. Norton first worked at the Interior Department while Reagan was in the White House, and returned as itsÃâÃÂ ...