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Interior Secretary Nominee on Hydraulic Fracturing

Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland downplayed past opposition to hydraulic fracturing during a confirmation hearing on Tuesday as she sought to reassure senators worried she will clamp down on fossil fuel development. A clean energy transition is “not going to happen overnight,” and the U.S. will rely on fossil fuels even as the country advances technology and innovation, Haaland told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that’s vetting her nomination.