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Senate Confirms Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary – Greenpeace Response

by Ryan Schleeter

March 15, 2021

"Fossil fuel interests and their Republican allies in Congress fought her nomination every step of the way, but this time the voice of the people won out."

© Tim Aubry / Greenpeace

Washington, DC — Moments ago, the Senate voted 51-40 to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior Department.

In response, Greenpeace USA Senior Climate Campaigner Lisa Ramsden said:

“Today, Deb Haaland made history. The first Native person to lead the Interior Department, she now stands poised to reclaim public lands and waters and put public health above polluter profits. Fossil fuel interests and their Republican allies in Congress fought her nomination every step of the way, but this time the voice of the people won out. We look forward to working with Secretary Haaland to ensure workers and communities are protected as our country transitions away from oil, gas, and coal and toward renewable energy.”

ENDS

Contact: Ryan Schleeter, Senior Communications Specialist, Greenpeace USA: +1 (415) 342-2386, [email protected]

Ryan Schleeter

By Ryan Schleeter

Ryan Schleeter is a senior communications specialist with Greenpeace USA covering climate and energy. His writing has appeared in National Geographic, Grist, GreenBiz, EcoWatch, and more. Find him on Twitter @ryschlee.

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