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Department of the Interior
Department of the Interior news and analysis from The Nation
February 26, 2021
Republicans Failed to Sink Deb Haaland’s Nomination—and Looked Like Fools in the Process
Biden’s nominee for Interior responded to GOP bluster with grace and is headed for confirmation.
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February 24, 2021
Deb Haaland Is Everything the Biden Administration Needs to Be
No Biden cabinet pick has so much potential to frame this administration's vision and to inspire support for transformational change.
January 8, 2021
Deb Haaland’s Cabinet Nomination Is a Triumph for Native Americans
We have turned a page in our nation’s history—not because the insiders wanted it, but because the people fought for it.
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January 27, 2020
The Road to the Green New Deal Lies Through This Overlooked Agency
The Department of Interior will shape the fate of this country’s climate resilience—but first it will have to be rebuilt after being ransacked by Trump cronies.
October 18, 2019
Trump’s Support May Be Dwindling, but His Assault on Regulations Continues
The administration is planning to sabotage environmental oversight on public lands, privatize elements of the national park system, and stall the replacement of contaminated drinking-water pipelines.
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September 17, 2019
‘The Silenced’: Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump
Six former government scientists describe how the Trump administration made them bury the truth about climate change—and why they won’t stay quiet.
April 12, 2019
A Former Oil-Industry Lobbyist Is Now In Charge of America’s Public Lands
Questions about conflicts of interest and transparency shadow newly confirmed Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.
January 15, 2019
Climate Disaster Is Upon Us
The question is no longer whether or not we are going to fail, but how are we going to comport ourselves in the era of failure?
December 18, 2018
Zinke Is Gone—but America’s Wilderness Remains in Grave Danger
By stuffing the Department of Interior with an army of industry-loving acolytes, Zinke secured his agenda for years to come.
November 13, 2018
The Interior Department Is Sidelining Environmental Justice
In early September, the DOI quietly rescinded two memos that provided guidance on protecting vulnerable communities and Native American sacred sites.