Bernhardt, now the acting secretary at the Interior Department, is widely expected to continue pushing the Trump administration's plan to boost domestic fossil fuels production by opening more US public lands to drilling and mining.
Bernhardt, from Colorado, first served in Interior as a political appointee under President George W. Bush, becoming the agency's top lawyer.
Zinke resigned as secretary in December as he faced pressure stemming from several investigations regarding real estate dealings and conduct. In his resignation letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Zinke said "vicious and politically motivated attacks" against him had "created an unfortunate distraction" in fulfilling the agency's mission.
In addition to being acting interior secretary, Bernhardt was also deputy chief interior secretary under Zinke, a role for which he received Senate confirmation in 2017. Environmental groups have accused him of making regulatory decisions on the country's natural resources to benefit industries, and he has led plans to weaken endangered species protections.
Bernhardt thanked the President in response to the tweet, calling the nomination "a humbling privilege".
The president now has an acting defense secretary, acting attorney general, acting chief of staff, acting ambassador to the United Nations and acting Environmental Protection Agency administrator.
"David Bernhardt spent much of his career lobbying for fossil fuel and agricultural interests, and the president putting him in charge of regulating his former clients is a ideal example of everything wrong with this administration", Mr. Grijalva said in a statement.
Environmentalists were quick to criticize Trump's decision.
The Senate confirmed Bernhardt as deputy secretary by a vote of 53 in favor and 43 against.
Under leadership of Zinke and Bernhardt, the interior department has pushed to open more Alaskan wilderness and offshore waters to oil and gas development.
Neeson said he did ask about those questions, though they didn't come up when he was initially telling the story. God forbid." He added, "All this stuff that's happening in the world, the violence, is proof of that, you know.
Mohammed Shami was named the Player of the Series while Rayudu won the Player of the Match in the fifth ODI against New Zealand . Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the T20 worldwide series against India , after failing to recover from a back injury.
Have you been following the Sala story? That's right, he was preparing arrangements to have Nala come to Wales with him. Below are pictures of Emiliano Sala's dog, before his master went missing, and now as it looks in hope for his return.
Flores started that process on Monday and the hope in Miami is that there's a lot less pain than there's been in recent years. I had a good job in New England.it had to be the right place, the right fit, the right feel".
NBC Sports Bay Area reported this week the Giants were "under the impression" the Raiders were still considering two other sites. The Raiders were still considering Oakland, as well as the possibility of sharing Levi's Stadium with the San Francisco 49ers .
Cloud engineers and sales professionals also made up the bulk of the 4,000 employees it hired during the quarter, Porat said. Google's "other" revenue - about $6.48 billion - includes money from cloud partnerships, Nest, Google Play and more.
The Associated Press is not reporting the details of the accusation because AP has not been able to corroborate it. Ultimately, McAuliffe said, "It doesn't matter whether he was in the photo or not in the photo at this point".
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Carsen Edwards scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead No. 17 Purdue over Minnesota. Virginia Tech: The Hokies' already-limited numbers were further depleted by Robinson's absence.
Slasher provided more information in a string of tweets, like hinting at what microtransactions there might be. The game can be downloaded for free on PS4, Xbox One , and on Origin for PC - in-game purchases are available.
The Ultimate U620S, on the other hand, will be launched in June this year in two colors: Purple/Blue and Blue/Green gradients. The phone will have a side mounted fingerprint sensor and will come with 3,200mAh battery with fast charging support.
Ryanair falls to loss in third quarter as fares fall
The company said it can not rule out further cuts to air fares and slightly lower full-year guidance as a result of Brexit . Strong traffic growth of eight per cent at the low-priced carrier was offset by a six per cent fall in average fares.
Train derails in India, killing 7 people
In 2016, 127 people were killed after 14 coaches derailed in Uttar Pradesh state, in one of India's worst train accidents. Indian Railways spokesperson Smita Vats Sharma said that "We are focusing on rescue and relief operations right now".
Saints players throw shade at Rams, Los Angeles during SB
Confetti falls after the New England Patriots victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Instead, fans organized efforts to avoid the game entirely, with parades and protests and just a general good time.
New Zealand defeat United States for Sydney Sevens glory
Tom Bowen scored two tries for England before Will Muir added a third, with captain Tom Mitchell converting two of the three. United States of America beat England in the other semi-final to make a fourth consecutive final.
HMV saved by Canada’s Sunrise Records
The company went into corporate restructuring late past year , and a number of bidders came forward to buy the company. Chichester's HMV store has locked its doors today (Tuesday 5) as the company went into administration. .
Tesla plans to buy Maxwell Technologies for $218 million
On Monday, Musk took a huge gamble to make the big leap forward that will see supercaps replace batteries in future EVs. Aside from producing electric cars, Tesla also sells power storage as part of its solar power business.