Advertisement

SD Stock Grower’s Association has concerns with new Interior Secretary

The Capitol is seen at dusk as work in the Senate is stalled on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion...
The Capitol is seen at dusk as work in the Senate is stalled on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. Senators plan to continue to vote on amendments through the night.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 9:29 AM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) - The U.S. Senate confirmed New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary.

That department has a lot to do with federal land management across the country.

South Dakota Stock Grower’s Association Executive Director James Halverson says they have a lot of concerns with Haaland’s confirmation.

One of the concerns with Haaland’s past record is her support for continued protections for grizzly bears.

Halverson says that’s a bit concerning where predators are being protected at the expense of those properly managing the land and trying to make a living.

He says another concern with Haaland, is her support of the Green New Deal, which could cause harm to America’s energy supply and the economy.

Haaland was confirmed on mostly a party line vote of 51 to 40 with four Republicans joining Democrats in voting to approve the confirmation.

Copyright 2021 Dakota News Now. All rights reserved.