U.S. Interior Department Inspector General finds Bureau of Land Management official violated ethics
- September 15, 2022
Juliette Fairley, Legal Newsline
The Department of the Interior (DOI)’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is calling out a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) official for not complying with a component of the “Biden Ethics Pledge.”
The IG report does not name the official involved or the official’s former employers related to the incidents discussed in the report, but Michael Chamberlain, director of PPT, said the incidents discussed in the report closely match those in PPT’s complaint about Culver whose previous employers include The Wilderness Society and The Audubon Society.
“The people that work in these agencies are supposed to be acting on behalf of the American public,” Chamberlain said. “They’re not just supposed to be there to do the bidding of their former employers, their campaign donors, their spouses’ employers, their former colleagues or other people that they have relationships with.”