#Deb Haaland

.Wilmington, DE, USA
Biden said his administration will work to modernize water, transportation and energy infrastructure. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • President-elect Joe Biden introduced key members of his environmental team
  • The nominees include Representative Deb Haaland to be Interior Secretary
  • The President-elect repeated that he will rejoin the Paris climate accord

.New Mexico, USA
The historic move could ease the department's troubled ties with indigenous tribes. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@RepDebHaaland)

  • Deb Haaland would become the first Native American to lead a cabinet-level department
  • The Interior Department oversees the natural resources, drilling sites and tribal lands
  • The choice fits with Biden's pledge to form the most diverse White House cabinet in history