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in all of the work we do, which is,
undoubtedly, made stronger and
more effective by the diverse backgrounds
and lived experiences of
our team members. Early on, President
Biden's Executive Order on
advancing racial equity and support
for underserved communities really
set the stage. It clearly established
the administration's policy - that
we will pursue a comprehensive approach
to advancing equity for all.
It's an incredibly profound call to
action because it recognizes the federal
government's role to right the
wrongs of the past and is especially
crucial when we consider the injustice
that marginalized communities
encounter in the face of climate
change.
At Interior, we are making investments
to expand capacity for
national park units and programs
that preserve and tell the story of
historically underrepresented and
marginalized groups, as well as
funding to preserve sites that document
the struggle for civil rights
and equal opportunity for African
Americans. There are also targeted
investments to strengthen Tribal
sovereignty, build capacity, and
increase focus on environmental
quality and justice needs in Tribal
communities. We know that some
of the roots of inequity across the
country are built into many of the
existing policies and processes on
the federal level, and we're committed
to a focused effort to address
those inequities, so everyone
in this country is included in our
vision for the future.
P&R: In April 2021, you formed
a climate change task force
to coordinate efforts, such as
enhancing renewable energy
development on federal
lands and waters. DOI also
During her time in the House of Representatives,
Haaland focused on environmental
justice and climate change,
among many other issues.
specified how science should
guide department decisions
and issued a directive to
officials to maintain vigorous
environmental reviews that
analyze climate change and
engage tribes and underserved
communities. Can you
elaborate more on how a focus
on climate change is showing
up in the DOI?
Secretary Haaland: From
wildfire and drought to wildlife
conservation and clean energy
development, everything we do at
the Department must be viewed
through a climate change lens. We
know that climate change impacts
every community, but not every
community
has the
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