Interior nominee Haaland says government will keep permitting oil and gas wells

Feb 23 (Reuters) - Deb Haaland, U.S. President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Department of Interior, said on Tuesday that the federal government should continue to permit oil and gas wells.

"Yes, and I believe that's happening," Haaland said when asked by Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming whether the government should continue permitting oil and gas wells. (Reporting by Valerie Volcovici and Nichola Groom)

02/23/2021 15:38

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