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Trump’s interior secretary misusing post to aid California water district, complaint says

KATE IRBY FEBRUARY 28, 2019 Congress has breathed new life into a controversial proposal to raise Shasta Dam, which would flood a stretch of the McCloud River, and tribal sacred sites some years.

Complaints are mounting against Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt over allegations he used his position to help the interests of his former lobbying client, California’s powerful Westlands Water District.

The nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint accusing Bernhardt of ethics violations by partaking in decisions directly related to his past lobbying work, resulting in rules that would free up more river water to Fresno-based Westlands and weakening protections for certain endangered fish populations.

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