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Washington, D.C. — Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for families and businesses, issued the following statement today following the confirmation of President Biden’s nominee, Deb Haaland, to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.


“We congratulate Secretary Haaland on her historic confirmation. As a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and member of the House Natural Resources Committee, she is in an unique position to lead the Department of the Interior,” CEA President David Holt said.


“The Secretary of the Interior plays a critically important role in ensuring Americans have access to affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible energy we use in our everyday lives, as well as the critical minerals that are increasingly becoming essential to the evolving energy ecosystem. We look forward to working with Secretary Haaland on ways we can safely utilize our natural resources, strengthen our economy and keep improving and protecting our environment.”


“During her confirmation hearings, Secretary Haaland repeatedly emphasized her bipartisan, all-of-the-above approach to tackling the unique challenges facing the Department. We agree and look forward to working with her and her team to the benefit of all Americans.”



About Consumer Energy Alliance

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy and the environment, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.



Bryson Hull

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