Biden Interior Secretary And Daughter Are A Corruption Tag Team

When Biden’s Interior Secretary, Deb Haaland, isn’t lobbying to prevent oil and gas drilling in states like New Mexico, her daughter, Somah, is helping mommy on Capitol Hill get rich off of the misfortune of others.

Somah Haaland – who is a media organizer for the Pueblo Action Alliance, a cultural and environmental group in New Mexico – traveled to Capitol Hill alongside a group of fellow climate activists, according to the environmental group WildEarth Guardians. The activists argued that drilling near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico would cause irreparable damage to local communities and the environment.

“For over a century, the Greater Chaco region has been under siege by an onslaught of oil and gas drilling, negatively impacting public health, air, water, climate, and cultural resources,” the WildEarth Guardians said in a release Thursday.”

In recent years, the Bureau of Land Management has skirted updates to its resource management plans, rubberstamping multistage horizontal fracking without ever analyzing the cumulative impacts of this technology,” it continued. 

Haaland contends a moratorium was help preserve the area’s rich, cultural legacy. But area Navajos, in addition to the Western Energy Alliance, beg to differ. From Fox News:

According to the Navajo Nation, there are currently 53 Indian allotments located in the 10-mile buffer zone that generate $6.2 million per year in royalties for an estimated 5,462 allottees and there are 418 unleased allotments in the zone that are associated with more than 16,000 allottees.

“We’re not destroying anything – we are Native Americans ourselves. Nobody is destroying the park,” Delora Hesuse, a Navajo Nation citizen who owns allotted land in the Greater Chaco region, told Fox News Digital in September. “The oil companies sure aren’t destroying the park. And they have new technology.”

“It just seems like they are listening more to the environmentalist people,” Hesuse added.

The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.