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'She became an easy target’: GOP opposition to Haaland rankles Native Americans

Her supporters say she's facing a level of criticism above and beyond the normal fiery Washington political rhetoric.
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GOP opposition to Haaland as interior secretary grows

The New Mexico congresswoman still almost certainly has the votes.
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New Mexico: Green Amendment proposal passes first committee

A proposed amendment to the New Mexico Constitution to protect the state's natural resources and environment passed the Senate Rules Committee Monday on a party-line vote.

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Trump officials moved BLM jobs out of D.C. More than 87 percent of them quit

The decision to relocate BLM headquarters to Colorado and redistribute jobs in the West prompted 287 employees to retire or find other jobs.
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Climate challenge awaits Biden as Trump pushes through environmental policy in final days

Biden's policy team could hit roadblocks as they contend with the breadth of environmental measures rolled back by the Trump administration — and differences within his own party on how to address them.

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PA environmental groups praise Biden's EPA pick

A 'practical environmentalist' has experience dealing with state agencies and will tackle climate change and environmental justice.
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The most consequential impact of Trump’s climate policies? Wasted time.

We added a lot of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere during the Trump years, but the biggest loss was failing to make forward progress, experts say.
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House Democrat concerned Biden's future Interior secretary is already being undercut

Rep. Raúl Grijalva says news that Michelle Lujan Grisham turned down the job will make the eventual nominee seem like second choice.
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Pennsylvania: Bill heading to governor would relax environmental laws for conventional drillers

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office has said the bill “poses an undeniable risk to the health and safety of our citizens, the environment, and our public resources.”
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Josiah Edwards: Living near drilling is deadly. Why don't California lawmakers care?

The state may be phasing out gas-powered cars, but it’s still legal to put an oil well right next to an elementary school.
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No, Biden won't ban fracking

Trump's obsession with this idea smacks of desperation.
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USGS Director holds up polar bear study that could affect Trump’s drilling plans for Alaska

A top official at the Interior Department has delayed the release of a key study of polar bears in Alaska that could affect oil and gas drilling, according to documents obtained by The Post.
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Turkish president Erdogan raises rhetoric in Greece standoff in Mediterranean

Turkey is currently facing off against Greece and Cyprus over oil and gas exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

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