Lawmakers press Haaland on missing calendars

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E News

Republican lawmakers are demanding more details about how Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has spent the majority of her 234 days since ascending to the agency’s helm — criticizing their former colleague for publicly releasing only 12 days of her calendar since March.

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman, the top Republican on the House Natural Resource Committee, are pressing Interior to release more information about Haaland’s schedule.

“The principles of transparency transcend administrations, and the American people deserve to know who is influencing government leaders’ decision making,” the duo wrote today in a letter to Haaland.

The lawmakers continued: “DOI’s current practice raises serious questions about proper records maintenance and if your schedule is being deliberately withheld.”

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