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Potential candidate for Biden DOI chief signals support for public lands renewable energy projects

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top contender to lead the U.S. Interior Department under Democratic President-elect Joe Biden said the federal government should prioritize expanding renewable energy projects on public land, changing course after the Trump administration paved the way for a surge in oil and gas drilling there.


Democratic U.S. Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico told Reuters that over the last four years Republican President Donald Trump’s administration has allowed drillers to “run roughshod” over federal lands and that it is now time to make it easier for renewable energy such as solar and wind power to expand.


https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-interior-haaland/top-u-s-interior-dept-contender-eyes-renewable-energy-expansion-on-public-land-idUSL1N2HZ2UK

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