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What was at Stake
The Secretary of the Interior oversees a vast amount of the nation’s public lands, wildlife, and industrial development. If successfully confirmed as Secretary of the Interior, Congresswoman Deb Haaland would be the first Native American, and only the third woman, to serve in this role. This appointment is a critical opportunity to enact policies that combat the climate crisis, conserve our public lands in partnership with Indigenous people, and strengthen protections for endangered species. Tell your senators to vote YES on the confirmation of Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior!
In her time in Congress, Rep. Haaland has courageously opposed fossil fuel industry interests, taking the bold position to greatly limit all forms of oil and gas drilling on public lands.
A sharp divergence from the Trump administration’s nonstop efforts to shrink conservation of public lands, Rep. Haaland respects Interior’s role in protecting our lands — she led the 30x30 charge in the House, a major conservation plan to protect 30% of land and ocean in the US by 2030. In just part of her long career, Rep. Haaland also introduced the ANTIQUITIES Act, a bill that would protect National Monuments of great ecological and cultural value from unlawful attacks.
Rep. Haaland has also been a strong advocate for environmental justice priorities, most recently leading the fight to require the Department of the Interior to conduct a report on how its activities impact environmental justice communities.
We need someone at the Department of the Interior who is unafraid to fight the fossil fuel industry and enact policies that proactively mitigate climate change and the biodiversity crisis. Urge the Senate to vote YES on Deb Haaland’s nomination to the Department of the Interior.