Joe Biden’s US administration’s sculpting work, which continued relatively smoothly, met the reef. The opposition Republican Party is rushing to stop the ratification of the’radical’ climate policy of Congressman Deb Harland (New Mexico), the home secretary’s nominee. Harland’s nominee is the first native American ministerial candidate, so there are many signs of racism controversy.
On the 22nd (local time), the US media reported on the atmosphere of the Senate, which heightened tensions as the approval hearing of the interior secretary-nominee Harland approached one day ahead. Unlike the six ministers who so far have successfully approved the Senate at the bipartisan level, the partisan rift is said to be serious. Republican lawmakers have already clarified their opposition by sending a letter to President Biden on the 26th of last month requesting the withdrawal of the nomination. Of course, there is no possibility that President Biden will pick up the nomination of Harland, who is also the face of climate policy, a key national task in the new administration. From the first day of his inauguration, Biden stopped the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and started a strong start in promoting climate policy.
The Republican Party is strongly opposed to Harland’s radical climate ideology, especially the policies that heavily regulate the fossil fuel industry. Indigenous peoples of New Mexico have complained about the environmental pollution caused by 30,000 drillings and reckless excavation of mines, and it was Harland who became the spokesperson. He is a fossil fuel critic who is strong enough to directly participate in the occupation protests against the construction of oil pipelines before entering the Congress. This is the biggest risk for Republican lawmakers who claim that “post-fossil fuels are unemployment.” In their letter to the President, they said, “Harland’s plan to stop leasing federal land for all oil and gas industries is to kill an industry that made more than 8 billion dollars (about 8.87 trillion won) in 2019 alone.” The planting was exposed without filtration.
The Daily Washington Post predicted that “a sharp attack from the Republican Party over the federal government’s suspension of new oil and gas drilling business at the approval hearing will continue.” Republican Senator Stephen Danes said, “I disagree with Biden’s energy policy, but I agree with the approval of the nominee for the Minister of Energy and Transportation (the policy director).” “Harland is different.” This means that the approval of the Harland nominee cannot be overlooked.
However, supporters are also ready to go on a skill event to protect the native minister from the Laguna Pueblo tribe. The Daily New York Times said, “A number of organizations across the United States are planning a defeat against a senator who is willing to vote against the first Native American minister.” ‘Data for Progress’, a liberal civic group, warned Republican lawmakers earlier that “if you vote against Harland’s approval, you will lose the votes of the indigenous people.”
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