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Interior Pick Haaland Draws GOP Ire With Fracking Opposition

  • Biden nominee set to be grilled at Senate hearing Tuesday
  • Supporters say she won’t be a ‘cheerleader’ for Big Oil
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Interior Secretary-designate Deb Haaland’s opposition to fracking, early endorsement of the Green New Deal and participation in protests against an oil pipeline in South Dakota have made her one of President Joe Biden’s most controversial cabinet nominees.

Haaland, a Democratic representative from New Mexico, will face questions about those and other positions during a confirmation hearing Tuesday, with some Republicans already warning she’s unlikely to get their support.