Haaland faces GOP critics at her Interior confirmation hearing

Sen. Cassidy calls her ‘prejudiced against fossil fuels’

By: - February 24, 2021 5:30 am

In this Dec. 19, 2020, file photo, Deb Haaland, then a nominee for Secretary of Interior, speaks after President-elect Joe Biden announced his climate and energy appointments at the Queen theater on December 19, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Haaland has since been confirmed as the Interior secretary. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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