Following today’s confirmation hearing of Congresswoman Deb Haaland (New Mexico) as the next Secretary of the Interior in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Conservation Lands Foundation continued its push urging U.S. Senators to quickly confirm her.
Statement from Executive Director Brian Sybert:
“Secretary-designee Deb Haaland proved today that she is eminently qualified to serve as Secretary of the Interior, and will bring a lived experience like no other to lead a federal agency instrumental in how America will confront the crises of a changing climate and rapid loss of our natural biodiversity.
“America is seeking competent, focused leadership that understands and respects why we protect our public lands: to safeguard the foundation of our nation’s diverse cultural and natural heritage, and as an insurance policy against the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and other human-caused disasters that threaten our lives and the planet's health. President Biden could not have chosen a better nominee to lead this agency and do this work.
“Public lands are among the last unifiers for repairing and healing our country and democracy. In that spirit, Conservation Lands Foundation urges the Senate to swiftly confirm Secretary-designee Haaland so she can begin her critical work on behalf of the American people.
"She is the right person at the right time.”