President Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist, to be secretary of the interior.


Bernhardt is currently the acting secretary at the Interior Department, the agency overseeing U.S. public lands. “David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we look forward to having his nomination officially confirmed,” Trump said on Twitter.

(Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Peter Cooney)