House Republicans are digging deeper into Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s relationship with the Pueblo Action Alliance, a radical climate group based in New Mexico.
On Monday, Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources, and Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., who chairs the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, sent a letter to Haaland and the agency’s ethics director demanding documents related to the secretary’s involvement with the Pueblo Action Alliance (PAA).
The letter is a follow-up to lawmakers’ initial inquiry in June. A group of House Republicans probed the secretary’s potential conflicts of interest after her spring decision to choke off oil and gas development around New Mexico’s Chaco Cultural National Historical Park. The 20-year moratorium implemented by Secretary Haaland achieves a primary goal of the PAA, which happens to employ Haaland’s daughter, Somah.
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Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist and the author of Social Justice Redux, a conservative newsletter on culture, health, and wellness.
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