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Why Haaland Matters

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On April 25, 2021
Many of us are really excited about Deb Haaland at Interior. Having a Native woman there is just a huge shift in an agency that traditionally has been at the forefront of the American genocidal project. So what is she focusing on early in her tenure? Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued two secretarial orders Friday […]
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The Haaland Agenda

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On December 22, 2020
As someone deeply invested in western land policies, I thought this discussion of bills Deb Haaland has sponsored in Congress was very much of interest. One bill, for instance, H.R. 8455, directs Interior to establish an “Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names” to examine renaming geographic features with offensive place names. The 16-member panel […]

Haaland

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On December 19, 2020

While the House majority is extremely slim and I can see why Pelosi and Hoyer would not want any more appointees out of the House, the appointment of Deb Haaland, who represents Albuquerque in Congres

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Donald Trump sure has shown those neoliberals how a Man of the People governs: For years, the Interior Department resisted proposals to raise the height of its towering Shasta Dam in Northern California. The department’s own scientists and researchers concluded that doing so would endanger rare plants and animals in the area, as well as […]

The Vile Zinke

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On January 14, 2018

Elizabeth Kolbert has a good run-down of what the mendacious Ryan Zinke has done to the Department of Interior and our public lands. Nowadays, it is, in a manner of speaking, always hunting season at

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I have spent a good bit of time in the last year chronicling the horror show that is Ryan Zinke, trying to bring attention to this man who is as dangerous as anyone in the Cabinet. The thing, as the historian Adam Sowards points out, the Department of Interior has long been an agency for […]

Zinke

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On December 16, 2016

Adam Markham has an excellent rundown of Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior, who I am sad to say is also a former offensive linemen for the University of Oregon. Other than getting th

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