House Committee launches investigation of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland


Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has come under investigation by a U.S. House Committee wanting to know more about her ties to an Indigenous environmental group from New Mexico that is pushing for a halt to oil and gas production on public lands.

Haaland is a former New Mexico congresswoman who was appointed Interior Secretary by President Biden. The House Committee on Natural Resources, led by Republicans, wants documents showing her connections with Pueblo Action Alliance and her daughter, Somah, who has worked with the group and campaigned against fossil fuel development.

Haaland’s decision last week to ban oil and gas production for the next 20 years around the Chaco Culture National Historical Park prompted the interest by the committee members.

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