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Trump Tabs Former Westlands Lobbyist to Lead Interior Dept.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he's nominating a Washington veteran with lobbying ties to U.S. energy companies and farm water interests to lead the Interior Department. David Bernhardt, currently Interior's acting head, would replace Ryan Zinke if the Senate approves his nomination. Zinke resigned in December amid ethics investigations....

Is Denham Next in Line for Interior Secretary?

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is under consideration to be the next U.S. Secretary of the Interior, after the announcement that current jobholder Ryan Zinke is leaving at the end of the year. Denham, who lost his re-election bid last month to Democrat Josh Harder, could replace Zinke, according to inside...