Whenever a New Mexican is elevated to a high national position, you want to congratulate him or her, but when President-elect Biden today picked Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary, it’s hard to see a bright spot for our state because of her extreme position on energy. Biden’s pick confirms that he plans to systematically take apart our important oil and gas industry.
“Rep. Haaland has constantly voiced her opposition to fracking on federal lands,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce. “With her as Secretary, she will destroy New Mexico’s vital energy industry. Oil and gas is New Mexico’s bread and butter, providing billions in revenue, more than 40% of our state’s budget and more than 100,000 jobs. This doesn’t bode well for the energy industry as a whole.”
Haaland has proven she supports the Green New Deal and opposes fracking, positions that will demolish one of New Mexico’s most critical industries. Haaland’s progressive agenda would make her the most radical left Interior Secretary in the nation’s history.
Haaland will eagerly follow Biden’s leftist agenda that includes a ban on fracking and stopping federal oil and gas leasing and permitting. If he continues on this path, he will virtually ruin our nation’s proud energy industry.The Republican Party of New Mexico (RPNM) advances the ideals of individual liberties for the advancement of its citizens and the greater prosperity of our communities throughout New Mexico. Led by an Executive Board and its Chairman, former NM Congressman Steve Pearce, RPNM serves all New Mexicans via its headquarters in Albuquerque and can be contacted at (505) 298-3662.