Interior Sec. Nominee: Fossil Energy Does and Will Continue to Play a Major Role in America for Years to Come

‘There’s no question that fossil energy does and will continue to play a major role in America for years to come’

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HAALAND: “As I've learned in this role, there's no question that fossil energy does and will continue to play a major role in America for years to come. I know how important oil and gas revenues are to critical services, but we must also recognize that the energy industry is innovating and our climate challenge must be addressed. Together we can work to position our nation and all of its people for success in the future. And I am committed to working, cooperatively, with all stakeholders and all of Congress to strike the right balance going forward. As part of this balance, the Department has a role in harnessing the clean energy potential of our public lands and to create jobs and new economic opportunities. The President's agenda demonstrates that America's public lands can and should be engine for clean energy production. President Biden also knows that restoring and conserving our lands through a civilian climate corps has the potential to spur job creation.”

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