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Indivisible AVL Protests Bernhardt Nomination for Interior Secretary

Indivisible Asheville/WNC recently joined with hundreds of organizations all over the country in signing a letter of opposition to Trump’s nomination of David Bernhardt for Secretary of Interior. In his 18 months serving as the Interior Department’s deputy secretary, Bernhardt has been at the center of a culture of corruption that has been the Interior Department’s hallmark under the Trump administration. He consistently puts private profit above the public interest, crafting policies to benefit past clients and rolling back longstanding rules to protect habitat, imperiled species and public health.

After spending years lobbying for the oil and gas industry, big agribusiness, and water profiteers, Bernhardt is laden with conflicts of interest that raise serious questions about his ability to act in the public interest and for the welfare of our environment. We want to put our Senators on notice that Bernhardt is a bad choice for this top post charged with overseeing our nation’s public lands irreplaceable natural heritage.

You can read the full text of the letter here. (Note: This is for organization-level signing only. Individuals, please call and write your senators directly.)

The Senate is expected to vote on Bernhardt’s nomination soon, so call Senators Tillis and Burr and urge them to VOTE NO on David Bernhardt for Secretary of the Interior. With this proposed appointment, Trump is stacking the deck against reasonable action on climate – making your voice even more important. Call and write today!

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