The Biden transition team has reportedly started the vetting process for New Mexico Democratic Congresswoman Deb Haaland to possibly become the Interior secretary.
POLITICO reported the process started on Tuesday following reports that the clean energy advocate and member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe in New Mexico would be a possible candidate for the position.
A year ago, Rep. Haaland introduced the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 to take the lead to a renewable energy transition in her home state. The bill set a nationwide goal of achieving a 100% clean energy economy by 2050 by reaching net-zero climate pollution across all sectors of the U.S. economy.
The Interior Department oversees government relations with Native American tribes including those throughout Oklahoma.