Climate Activism: Promotion for Failed Official
- November 3, 2023
Staff, Real Clear Energy
The Biden administration handed out a major promotion to a Department of the Interior (DOI) official whose nomination for a lower position at the agency floundered after she pushed climate policies.
The DOI announced that Laura Daniel-Davis — the current principal deputy assistant secretary of land and minerals management — will serve as the acting deputy secretary, the agency’s second-most senior role, effective immediately. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., tanked Daniel-Davis’ nomination for deputy assistant secretary in March after it was revealed she had explicitly prioritized the climate agenda over energy security.