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Ryan Zinke's departure may not mean major changes for Interior Department


December 18, 2018

(CNN) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's departure means a change at the top, but not necessarily a change in the department's direction or the investigations involving the Montanan.

Zinke's second-in-command, David Bernhardt, is a department veteran who crafted the Trump administration's plans for Interior during the 2016 transition. Since his confirmation as deputy secretary in the summer of 2017, Bernhardt has played a key role in consequential decisions.


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