Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Deb Haaland We have a moral obligation to learn Native American history Haaland creates task force on Interior law enforcement after incidents draw scrutiny The Memo: Democrats face vulnerability as crime moves up voters’ agenda MORE is visiting Colorado this week so she can see up close how heat, drought and rampant fossil-fuel extraction have ravaged once-beautiful parts of our state. When she returns to Washington, D.C., Haaland will have all the more evidence to support a ban on new oil and gas leases on public lands and a managed transition away from fossil fuels. The Biden administration's review of what drilling and fracking on public lands is doing to the climate, if done correctly, will show that any new extraction would run counter to climate science and catastrophic to the planet. On her first day in Colorado, Haaland spoke powerfully about the worsening drought conditions ravaging Colorado and the West. ADVERTISEMENT "Drought doesn't just impact one community," she said. "It affects all of us, from farmers and ranchers to city dwellers and Indian tribes. We all have a role to use water wisely and manage our resources with every community in mind." Without a doubt, water is… Read full this story
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