Deb Haaland, nominated to be the first Native American cabinet secretary, faces GOP opposition

February 20, 2021 ☼ bidencabinethaalandinterior

Source: The Washington Post - Link

As Rep. Deb Haaland prepares for a Senate hearing Tuesday that could make her the first Native American in history to lead the Interior Department, her supporters are listening to Republican opposition to her nomination with worry — and anger.

Haaland, a New Mexico Democrat, is expected to face sharp questioning from GOP members on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee regarding her opposition to new oil and gas drilling leases on federal land — a position she shares with President Biden. Her lifetime score on environmental issues with the League of Conservation Voters is 98 percent.

At some point we are going to have to ween ourselves off the oil teat. Haaland should be a good choice to help that along.