If Bernhardt gets the top job at the Interior Department, the oil boys don’t have to spend any money lobbying at all. They just pick up the phone and tell him to open up public lands for drilling. Big Oil will be laughing all the way to the bank..
As millions of people digest the saturated press coverage of the mid-terms, and wonder what the next two-years of a chaotic and destructive Trump Presidency will mean with the Republican loss of the House, it is easy to miss other issues that were also voted on this week.
As the world tries to wean itself off its oil addiction, one nation walks the other way. As many countries try and stop fossil fuel subsidies, one country is scrabbling around to secure finance for a dirty energy pipeline.