WASHINGTON – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is set today to hold a hearing on the nomination of Rep. Debra Haaland, D-NM to be Secretary of the Interior.
The following is a statement by NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) President Mitch Bernard:
“Rep. Haaland understands the science of climate change. We can count on her, if confirmed, to make sure that nature is a solution to, and not a victim of, our climate crisis.
As the first Native American to serve as a federal cabinet secretary, Haaland would play a crucial role in reforming government relations with Indigenous peoples and bringing their values to the table, helping us to combat a climate catastrophe.”