Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Subject of Congressional Investigation

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Subject of Congressional Investigation

June 8, 2023

Senior Biden officials are finally beginning to be held accountable for their financial ties to the green lobby that pose blatant conflicts of interest. Congress has launched an investigation into whether Interior Secretary Deb Haaland abused her position to benefit the interests of extreme green groups that have paid her in the past and continue to pay her family. 

The Center Square reports,

“The House Committee on Natural Resources is concerned with Secretary Haaland’s compliance with ethical obligations and potential conflicts of interest given PA’s opposition to oil and gas production on federal lands, Secretary Haaland’s involvement with PAA, Somah’s work with PAA to limit domestic energy production, and the work of Secretary Haaland’s husband, Skip Sayre, for a federally recognized tribal entity,’ the letter read. According to the Pueblo Action Alliance’s website, they view ‘indigenous solutions as means to dismantle and eradicate white supremacy, capitalism, imperialism, hetero-patriarchy and extractive colonialism. Rematriation of everything stolen. The liberation of Indigenous peoples is the liberation for all.’ The committee’s letter comes shortly after Haaland’s decision to withdraw extensive tracts of land in New Mexico from oil and gas production for the next two decades.”

Given Secretary Haaland’s recent decision to withdraw extensive leases for oil and gas production that will harm countless New Mexicans, the American people deserve to know how Secretary Haaland and her family stood to gain from this destructive policy.

“For more than two years, the Biden Administration has acted without any serious congressional oversight and we have all suffered the disastrous consequences,” Daniel Turner, Founder and Executive Director for Power The Future. “Secretary Haaland’s relentless crusade against American energy producers knows no limits, and the public deserves to know about any financial connections she stood to gain from her family employment. Chairman Westerman deserves great credit for this fact-finding mission into potential influence peddling driving the anti-energy agenda. We are hopeful other congressional committees will follow suit and shed more light on those pulling the strings behind the scenes of the Biden Administration.”