David Bernhardt

Interior Secretary Lambasts Green New Deal

Oct 9, 2019

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has criticized the Green New Deal policies supported by some congressional Democrats. During a speech in New Mexico Tuesday, Bernhardt also cited a moratorium on new oil permits in New Mexico near a national park held sacred by Native Americans as an example of balanced federal regulation.


The U.S. Interior Department has awarded a nearly $84 million contract for a water pipeline in northwestern New Mexico.

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A federal grant program that provides college scholarships to Native American students could lose funding. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, for the second year in a row the Trump administration has proposed defunding it.