Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior has been flying below the radar. She has been a very busy Indian Chief dispensing heap big wampum for her fellow Indian tribes. Better yet, she was planted in her position to restrict any further energy development, period. We would know nothing about her except for a hearing yesterday.
The low point comes when Manchin shows Haaland a memo which claims what she said at the hearing when she hasn’t even spoken and essentially bans drilling and yet she claims knows nothing about nor has seen it. Why? Because the law demands leases by June 30. More from Manchin later.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Let’s say we just focus on the energy component of her position. You will find in the clips that follow that she is a one trick pony and knows nothing about energy except for the notes that were passed to her minute by minute as she struggled with the questions that were asked. Her real interest is reparations for her fellow tribesmen.
The real star of the show was Senator Cassidy who gave a clinic on how Biden is shafting the energy producers. A stellar informational presentation on just how the government energy game works. Not to be missed.
First a bit of a blurb in case your wondering:
Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, is the first Native American cabinet secretary in US history. As interior secretary, Haaland is charged with overseeing the department that manages the country’s national parks, wildlife refuges and natural resources like gas, oil and water. The interior department also works to uphold the US government’s treaty obligations with Native American tribes, of which there are 574 sovereign tribal nations in the US. Source
And how did she get confirmed who has zero experience in the field? Thank you GOP.
On March 15, 2021, she was approved by the Senate with 51–40, with four Republicans (Collins, Murkowski, Sullivan, and Graham) voting yes. in addition, she is the country’s first Native American Cabinet secretary. Yes, our man Graham who always disappoints but Fox loves him anyway.
She happens to be a rather prolific tweeter. Here are some recent samples. You might note her tweet regarding legacy pollution? Oil and gas? 1.6 Billion she mentions? She wants to pour concrete down every single one of the wells thats not open today so that they they will never be able to be opened again. Ever.
Let’s set the mood. From her fellow conspirator.
Energy Secretary On Rising Gas Prices: “That Is Hilarious”
Here is the first “Tell.” Note she says, Read more from me and Ambassador Rice (Susan Rice)
Let’s get to the hearing.
First the excellent comments by Senator Cassidy
Blasts Biden Energy Secretary for Icing Out Domestic Energy
Not such a good start for our tribal gal….but it only gets better!
Staff Furiously Scripts Notes For Biden Interior Sec. Haaland While She Filibusters During Hearing
Staff furiously scripted notes for President Joe Biden’s Interior Secretary Deb Haaland while she was filibustering during her hearing, during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the 2023 budget request of the Interior Department on 5/19/2022.
Biden Interior Sec Can’t Say If It’s Better To Produce Oil In US Than Venezuela: “Not An Economist”
The coup de grace
Interior Sec. Haaland Confronted On Anti-Energy Memo Released During Hearing: “This Shuts It Down” Manchin rocks-
Keep in mind:
May 12, 2022 — bunkerville
“lack of industry interest in leasing in the area” for the decision to “not move forward” with the Cook Inlet lease sale. The department also halted two leases under consideration for the Gulf of Mexico region because of “conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed lease sales.”
How about the coming shortage of diesel fuel? Will that satisfy this White House?
Now, due to increased demand and a drop in production, a diesel shortage may be next as the largest diesel distribution hub in the U.S. is sitting on supplies at a 30-year low. Record gap between gasoline and diesel, but the gap will start to shrink very soon- not by leaps and bounds, but slowly
Federal law requires DOI to stick to a five-year leasing plan for auctioning offshore leases. The department had until the end fo the current five-year plan – due to expire on June 30 – to complete the sales.
Within his first week in office, President Biden signed an executive order temporarily suspending new oil and gas leases on federal lands. The administration resumed the new leasing last month following court challenges against the ban. The administration is appealing a ruling in which Judge James Cain, a Trump appointee, struck down the ban.
The very best of the swamp today.