Haaland’s Historic Confirmation Points the Way to Fracking Ban

Now the White House must follow through on a ban on fracking on public lands


Climate and Energy

For Immediate Release

This evening, the Senate voted to confirm New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as the next Interior Secretary.

In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement:

“Deb Haaland’s historic, pathbreaking confirmation is a victory for indigenous communities, for the climate movement, and for everyone who wants to undo the Trump-era assault on our air and water. The massive outpouring of public support for Haaland is a testament to her uncompromising record and her clear commitment to ending the exploitation of public lands by fossil fuel corporations.

“Biden’s unambiguous call to end fracking on public lands must now become a priority for the White House. There is no one better to lead on this issue than Deb Haaland, who understands that our transition away from fossil fuels is an environmental justice priority and a climate necessity.”