Debra Haaland

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Kate Sarther
Communications Director
Email | (520) 882-6946, ext. 16

 

2021
23
Mar

BLM and BIA Push on Plans That Threaten Greater Chaco

Dear Friends,  Debra Haaland is now our new Interior Secretary. Here’s a short video in which she sends a first-day-on-the-job greeting to Interior staff. It made me feel good. Enjoy.  Haaland and her team have a mighty—and mighty challenging—agenda. Interior needs to rebuild and mobil...
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2021
02
Mar

Hope for Oak Flat

Dear Friends,  Recently, a friend from Phoenix commented that she was looking for a higher-elevation summer home. “I’m tired of breaking records for 115-degree temperatures like we did last summer.” [Fact check: In summer 2020, Phoenix had 145 days in triple digits, 53 days of 110 or more,...
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2021
23
Feb

Grand Canyon Protection Act Introduced in Senate

Dear Friends,  I keep returning to the themes that Scientific American called on the Biden administration to prioritize: COVID-19, climate change, respect for science, and respectful discourse. The latter three issues are highlighted in today’s link to an article by Judy Fahys on Interior’s ...
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2021
16
Feb

Grand Canyon Protection Act Would Make Mining Ban Permanent

Dear Friends, COVID news seems to trend from hopeful to frightful on a continual cycle. The uncertainty is unsettling. Nevertheless, my confidence grows, buoyed by clear evidence that the new administration is taking the pandemic very seriously. For quite some time now, most of the news from o...
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2021
26
Jan

It’s Time to Permanently Protect the Greater Chaco Landscape

Dear Friends,  Last week’s list of fresh words I hope we'll be using more going forward was a bit too short. Here are the contributions of your word-savvy fellow readers.  Compliance (as say, for mandatory masks) Humor (as in, good humor) (2) Tolerance Thankfulness, Gratefulness, Gratit...
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2020
22
Dec

Congresswoman Debra Haaland Nominated to Be Next Secretary of the Interior

Dear Friends,  This day after the winter solstice, the sun is setting. Things are quieting down—thankfully.  I crammed the typical weekly Zoom hours into two days. It’s time for a break. Time for rest and reflection.  At Archaeology Southwest, 2021 looks promising. We’re planning t...
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2020
18
Dec

Archaeology Southwest Applauds Congresswoman Haaland’s Nomination as Secretary of the Interior

Tucson, Ariz. (December 18, 2020)—Yesterday, Congresswoman Debra Haaland (NM-1) was announced as the Secretary of the Interior nominee by President-elect Joe Biden. Archaeology Southwest welcomes and strongly supports Representative Haaland’s nomination. “If ever a federal agency were in ne...
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