Bernhardt became the acting secretary of the agency on January 2, replacing Ryan Zinke, who stepped down in mid-December amid a Justice Department investigation looking into whether he used his office for personal gain.
The Senate confirmed Bernhardt as deputy secretary by a vote of 53 in favor and 43 against.
"The ethical questions surrounding David Bernhardt and his commitment to pandering to oil, coal, and gas executives make former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke look like a tree-hugging environmentalist in comparison", Greenpeace USA climate campaigner Vicky Wyatt said in a statement.
Bernhardt thanked the President in response to the tweet, calling the nomination "a humbling privilege".
Coming back to interior as Zinke's deputy, Bernhardt recused himself from decisions involving a long list of former industry clients to avoid conflicts of interest under ethics rules.
Some media outlets, including Bloomberg and the Washington Post, had reported that Bishop, Northern Utah's representative to the U.S. House, had been under consideration, along with Bernhardt and others. This will include confirmation hearings before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Environmentalists were quick to criticize Trump's decision.
Republicans say Bernhardt's revolving-door experience makes him an informed regulator in matters before the agency.
Critics have said Bernhardt is too close to his former clients who he sometimes represented in cases against the Interior Department.
After his first round at interior, Bernhardt worked at a Washington law and lobbying firm on behalf of mining companies, oil and gas giants, a politically powerful western water agency and other groups that have business before the interior department.
The runner , whose name has not been released, fought off the cougar, hiked out of the area and drove himself to a hospital. In the event that a mountain lion does attack, the correct course of action is to do whatever possible to fight back.
Last May, Apple handed over the first billion in a $ 15 billion Irish tax fine ordered by the European Union in 2016. However, French magazine L'Express reported the sum and noted that the deal was made at the end of December.
This first patch brings with it "a number of bug fixes and other small improvements" that weren't able to be fixed before release. It'll be easier to skip battle scenes, but more hard to accidentally end your turn before you've actually completed it.
Narratives were recited over and over about this fight, one of which being Kovalev would fade late, well - that was not the case. The threat of Kovalev's power was what kept Alvarez turtled up and hesitant for most of the fight.
A reported Bayern Munich target and Germany global has been warned against making a move to Premier League side Liverpool . He said: " Keita was an outstanding player here, but he's still struggling in Liverpool ".
They were both charged with misdemeanor battery as officers were reportedly unable to determine who had been the aggressor. The two have had a turbulent relationship, much of it documented during the last season of Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta .
He was captured in July 2012 but rescued by members of the Free Syrian Army, only to be kidnapped again later that year. In the clip, said to be filmed in Mosul in northern Iraq, Mr Cantlie ridicules United States attempts to destroy IS.
China is the World Bank's third largest shareholder after Japan, with about a 4.5 percent share of voting power. By an unwritten tradition since the bank's founding in 1944, the board has always chosen Washington's nominee.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune spoke volumes with a Monday front page that was nearly entirely blank, but for five words. That's understandable, considering it took Sean Payton several days to get out of his own house following the game.
Women's brains appear 'years younger' than men's
The relative youthfulness of female brains was detectable even when comparing men and women in their 20s, the researchers said. They used the women's data as a baseline, and estimated the men's ages based exclusively on their metabolism data.
New Zealand men and women win Sydney Sevens to top standings
While the US Eagles have emerged as a serious threat in this year's World Series, they fell just short again against the Kiwis. Cape Town - New Zealand celebrated their victory at the Sydney Sevens stop on Sunday in customary fashion - with a haka.
Milky Way is warped and twisted, not flat
It's the first time that a map was built using young stars - and the first measurement of how twisted our home galaxy is. In the far outer disc hydrogen atoms making up most of the galaxy are no longer confined to a thin plane.
Oil price spikes to $64
Factory goods orders fell 0.6 percent, the Commerce Department said , after an unrevised 2.1 percent drop in October. International Brent crude futures were up 33 cents, or 0.53 percent, at $62.84 a barrel, down from a high of $63.63.
Stark warning on melting Himalayan glaciers
Since the 1970s, they have thinned and retreated, and the area covered by snow and snowfall has sharply decreased. The Paris Agreement, which was first signed in 2015, is an global agreement to control and limit climate change.
Eight Killed by Avalanches in Italy this Weekend
On Saturday, drivers were stuck for hours on a highway that leads into Austria after heavy snow caused a 7.5-mile traffic jam. A series of avalanches in the Alps over the weekend killed at least 10 people, emergency services and media reported.