Forever War on the Environment, Will Republicans Block a pragmatic American Indian for Interior Head?


Grand Old Party Cancel Culture – Insurrectionists just a few short weeks ago, now impediments

Republicans are looking to turn Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s confirmation hearing into prime-time viewing material for Fox News.

Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) helped sponsor the Not Invisible Act to create a new position within the Interior Department dealing specifically with murder, trafficking, and missing Native Americans, and form a new joint advisory committee between the Interior and Justice Departments on those issues. President Trump signed it into law on October 10, 2020.

Senator John Barasso of Wyoming, the ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said in a statement that the first Native Cabinet nominee’s “radical views are squarely at odds with the responsible management of our nation’s energy resources.”

Senator Steve Daines of Montana, who sits on the same committee, tweeted that he’s “deeply concerned” with the New Mexico congresswoman’s support of the “Green New Deal” and that he will try to block her confirmation.

Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, also on the committee, told E&E News that he would challenge Haaland on the Biden administration’s plan to stop issuing new leases for oil and gas drilling on federal lands.

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