‘As Corrupt as It Gets’: Oil Lobbyist Turned Interior Chief Proposes Giving ‘Coveted’ Contract to Ex-Client

“Their condemnation came in response to an Associated Press report that the Interior Department “is proposing to award one of the first contracts for federal water in perpetuity” to California’s Westlands Water District. The district, which “serves some of country’s wealthiest and most politically influential corporate farmers,” long employed Bernhardt as a lobbyist. “As a […]

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