Missoulian editorial: Under the Trump administration, the Interior Department’s priorities were tipped too heavily in favor of extractive industries. Rep. Haaland’s more balanced approach will be a welcome change in the department — and in Montana.
A key Senate committee on Thursday approved the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to be interior secretary, clearing the way for a Senate vote that is likely to make her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency.
Civil rights activists say Rep. Deb Haaland's treatment fits a pattern of minority nominees encountering more political resistance than white counterparts.
Interior nominee Deb Haaland is questioned during her confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate.
Haaland's hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee was adjourned after nearly 2 1/2 hours and will resume Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Interior Department faced sharp questions from Republicans Tuesday over what several called her “radical” ideas that include opposition to fracking and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Your Tuesday morning headlines: Deb Haaland aims to become first Native American Cabinet secretary; Capitol security to face questions about Jan. 6. Plus, the weather and more.
The confirmation hearing for Interior secretary nominee Deb Haaland is on Tuesday, and conservation groups are pressuring U.S. Sen Steve Daines to confirm her.
Montana Native legislators ask Daines to reconsider his opposition to Deb Haaland as Interior secretary.
President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands.
President Donald Trump has signed legislation that extends federal grant programs aimed at preserving indigenous languages and expands eligibility so more tribes can participate.
DENVER — Skeptical Democrats questioned a Trump administration official Tuesday on whether he's committed to preserving public lands and whether he respects Native Americans.