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ENERGY BRIEFING: What to Watch at Haaland’s Hearing for Interior

Feb. 23, 2021, 11:07 AM

Interior nominee Deb Haaland will face questions today from Republicans—and some Democrats—about her criticism of the oil and gas industry, her embrace of the Green New Deal, and the Biden administration’s pause on new oil and gas leasing on public lands.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources chairman will be the most watched senator at today’s hearing. Joe Manchin (D-W-Va.) is undecided on Haaland’s nomination, spokeswoman Sam Runyon said in an email late last night, Ari Natter reports. Manchin, a moderate, serves as a key swing vote in narrowly divided Senate, and his support could make or break...

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