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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Trump's appointment of an oil industry lobbyist, David Bernhardt††, to head the Interior Department noted.

(No location given: Drew Griffin) The questions about the Interior Department under acing secretary Bernhardt granting beneficial favors to his former clients examined; scenes shown of Bernhardt avoiding CNN queries; details given about Bernhardt's appointments since 2017, the Independent Petroleum Assn. of America {IPAA} & sage grouse protection in the West that ended with protected land being opened for oil drilling. [Center for Western Priorities Jesse PRENTICE-DUNN†- says a rash of favors have been granted.] [Competitive Enterprise Inst. Myron EBELL†- defends Bernhardt as pursuing Trump's agenda.] How former lobbyists at the EPA & Interior are making policy changes discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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