Congressmen Probe BLM Leader’s Potential Conflicts

Scott Streater, E&E News

Specifically, the watchdog group, Protect the Public’s Trust, asked Interior Inspector General Mark Greenblatt to probe Culver’s involvement in the Interior Department’s decision last April to impose a two-year moratorium on five public lands orders signed by former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt that proposed to open about 28 million acres of federal lands in Alaska to mining and oil and gas development. Audubon Alaska was part of a coalition of groups that petitioned Bernhardt in October 2020 not to open the public lands to development.

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