IPAA Congratulates David Bernhardt on Senate Confirmation as Interior Deputy Secretary

IPAA Congratulates David Bernhardt on Senate Confirmation as Interior Deputy Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) congratulates David Bernhardt on his U.S. Senate confirmation as Deputy Secretary of the Interior. IPAA Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Affairs Dan Naatz issued the following statement:

“For years, David Bernhardt has been a champion for America’s independent producers –mostly small, family-owned businesses with an average of 15 employees. David understands the complex nature of federal land management. With his extensive public policy experience in the executive and legislative branches, as well as in private practice, David is skillfully able to traverse tough policymaking on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other important federal land management issues. He is a steady hand and seeks to find workable solutions to further Interior’s mission of balancing the need to preserve and protect federal lands with reasonable development of those areas. On behalf of independent producers across the nation, IPAA congratulates David on his Senate confirmation and we look forward to continuing to work with him in this new leadership role at the Department of the Interior.”

About the Independent Petroleum Association of America
The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) is a national upstream trade association representing thousands of independent oil and natural gas producers and service companies across the United States. Independent producers develop 90 percent of the nation’s oil and natural gas wells. These companies account for 54 percent of America’s oil production, 85 percent of its natural gas production, and support over 2.1 million American jobs. Learn more about IPAA by visiting www.ipaa.org and following @IPAAaccess on Twitter.

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