Hoeven Statement in Opposition to Interior Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement opposing the confirmation of Representative Debra Haaland as U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

“We have serious concerns about Representative Haaland’s record on energy development, including her refusal to recuse herself from matters related to the Dakota Access Pipeline and her support for the Green New Deal. This has serious consequences for workers and consumers, as well as state and local governments and tribal nations that rely on energy revenues to fund priorities like health care, education and infrastructure. The correct path forward for our nation is to continue supporting the development of our abundant energy resources and related infrastructure here at home, while also implementing new technologies to meet our energy needs, create high-paying jobs and achieve better environmental stewardship.”