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2014
05/12/14

Secretary Jewell Celebrates Re-Opening of Washington Monument After Extensive Repair of Earthquake Damage

05/06/14 Secretary Jewell, CAL FIRE Team Up to Raise Awareness in California as Wildfire Season Gets Under Way
05/01/14 Cost of Fighting Wildfires in 2014 Projected to be Hundreds of Millions of Dollars over Amount Available
04/09/14 Obama Administration Outlines New Strategy to Better Protect Communities, Businesses and Public and Private Lands from the Threat of Wildland Fire Ahead of 2014 Fire Season
03/11/14 Secretary Jewell Underscores Administration Support for California During Historic Drought
01/24/14

Geospatial Site Provides Ongoing Awareness of Natural Hazards

2013
12/06/13
Secretary Jewell Praises Major Milestone in Gulf Coast Recovery and Restoration During Visit to Louisiana
11/18/13 Secretary Jewell Announces $8.7 Million for Conservation, Wildfire Prevention and Recreation Projects in Nevada
11/15/13 Obama Administration's National Drought Resilience Partnership to Help Communities Prepare for Drought
10/29/13 Secretary Jewell Launches $100 Million Hurricane Sandy Competitive Grant Program
10/24/13 Secretary Jewell Announces $162 Million for 45 Projects to Protect Atlantic Coast Communities from Future Storms
07/04/13 Secretary Jewell, Mayor Bloomberg Celebrate Fourth of July with Reopening of Statue of Liberty for the First Time since Hurricane Sandy
07/03/13 Readout of Secretary Jewell’s Visit to Fire Incident Command Posts in Arizona
07/01/13 Statement by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on the Wildfire in Arizona
05/30/13 Secretary Jewell Announces Youth Corps to Help Restore New York New Jersey Parks after Hurricane Sandy
05/7/13 Interior Announces $475 Million in Hurricane Sandy Relief
05/2/13 Interior Applauds Next Step in Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Trustees - BP Agreement for $600 Million in Gulf Restoration Projects
2012
07/3/12 Federal Partners Continue to Support Response Efforts Combating Western Wildfires - FEMA provides additional Fire Management Assistance Grants for Utah,Wyoming
07/2/12 Federal Partners Continue to Support Response Efforts Combating Western Wildfires - FEMA provides additional Fire Management Assistance Grant for Wyoming
07/1/12 Federal Partners Continue to Support Response Efforts Combating Western Wildfires
06/30/12 Federal Partners Continue to Support Response Efforts Combating Western Wildfires - FEMA provides two additional Fire Management Assistance Grants for Utah, Wyoming
06/30/12 Federal Wildland Fire-Fighting Agencies Further Strengthen Preparedness, Prevention in Advance of July 4th Holiday
06/29/12 Federal Partners Continue to Support Response Efforts Combating Western Wildfires - President Obama approves disaster declaration for Colorado making additional resources available
06/28/12 Federal Partners Commit Additional Resources to Combat Western Wildfires - U.S. Military heightens support to fight wildfires; FEMA provides additional Fire Management Assistance Grants
06/27/12 UPDATE: Federal Partners Continue to Support State and Local Partners as They Fight Wildfires - National Preparedness Level Raised to 4; Heightened response to fighting Waldo Canyon fire today
06/25/12 Federal partners continue to support state and local partners as they fight wildfires - USDA, DOI, FEMA continue to provide firefighters, aircraft, and federal grants to support local partners combating fires, 4 air tankers, 450 firefighters supporting Waldo Canyon effort in Colorado
06/14/12 Readout of Secretary Salazar’s Visit to Fire Incident Command Post for the High Park Fire in Colorado
06/04/12 Statement by Secretary Salazar on the White Rock Fire
04/18/12 Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees Announce Major Progress in Gulf Restoration Effort
04/11/12 Is the Recent Increase in Felt Earthquakes in the Central US Natural or Manmade?
01/06/12 Salazar Creates Science Group to Bolster Preparedness for Potential Future Environmental Crises
2011
12/14/11 Salazar Lauds Proposed Early Restoration Projects Under Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment
12/14/11 Secretary Salazar and Director Watson Respond to NAE-NRC Report on the Deepwater Horizon Blowout
12/05/11 Statement by Secretary Salazar on the final strategy of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force released today
10/05/11 Secretary Salazar Praises Release of Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Strategy for Public Review
09/15/11 USGS Scientist Honored with Prestigious Federal Employee of the Year Medal for Role in Ending Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
04/28/11 Secretary Salazar, Director Abbey Join Congressman Simpson in Emphasizing Safety, Preparedness for 2011 Fire Season
04/21/11 NRDA Trustees Announce $1 Billion Agreement to Fund Early Gulf Coast Restoration Projects
04/20/11 Statement by Secretary Salazar Marking One-Year Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
03/28/11 Departments of Interior and Agriculture Improve Wildland Fire Management
03/16/11 Interior Improves Overall Performance in FY2010 While Delivering Coordinated Response to Gulf Oil Spill
02/19/11 Federal Natural Resource Trustees announce next step in BP Deepwater Horizon spill Gulf restoration
2010
11/17/10 Secretary Salazar's and Director Bromwich's Statements on NAE-NRC's Interim Report on the Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
09/29/10 Resource Restoration Planning Process Begins for BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
09/27/10 Secretary Salazar Testifies on Reform, Response and Recovery Efforts for Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill
09/22/10 Secretaries Salazar and Chu Convene Federal, Industry Officials to Discuss Deepwater Blowout Containment
09/19//10 Statement of Secretaries Salazar and Chu on the Permanent Plugging of Macondo well
08/26/10 Science Article Describes Innovative Scenario-Building Technique that is Assisting Planning for Recovery from BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
08/19/10 Top Administration Officials Meet with Gulf Coast Damage Assessment Trustees; Visit Delta National Wildlife Refuge
08/03/10 Sea turtle hatchlings relocated from the Gulf of Mexico's oil spill area released into the Atlantic Ocean
08/02/10 U.S. Scientific Teams Refine Estimates of Oil Flow from BP's Well Prior to Capping
07/19/10 Director Bromwich to Host Public Meetings Nationwide to Discuss Deepwater Drilling Safety, Containment and Spill Response
07/14/10 Salazar, Bromwich Visit Gulf Coast, Encourage Interior Employees in Fight to Protect Communities, Coasts, and Wildlife
06/17/10 Secretaries Vilsack and Salazar Announce Readiness for Wildfire Season
06/15/10 U.S. Scientific Team Draws on New Data, Multiple Scientific Methodologies to Reach Updated Estimate of Oil Flows from BP's Well
06/12/10 Salazar Visits Gulf Islands National Seashore as Interior Continues Fight to Protect Gulf Coast National Parks, Wildlife Refuges
06/10/10 Admiral Allen, Dr. McNutt Provide Updates on Progress of Scientific Teams Analyzing Flow Rates from BP's Well
05/30/10 Top Officials to Return to the Gulf Coast
05/27/10 Flow Rate Group Provides Preliminary Best Estimate Of Oil Flowing from BP Oil Well
05/18/10 Secretary Salazar's Testimony on Obama Administration's Ongoing Response to BP Oil Spill
05/16/10 Joint Statement From Secretary Salazar And Secretary Napolitano On The Ongoing Efforts To Contain The Oil Leaking In The Gulf Of Mexico
05/15/10 Letter from Secretary Napolitano and Secretary Salazar to BP CEO Tony Hayward
05/14/10 Interior to Examine Endangered Species Questions as Part of BP Oil Spill Reviews
05/12/10 Secretaries Salazar and Chu Lead Administration Team Offering Federal Scientific and Technological Support to BP Engineers
05/10/10 Salazar Dispatches Superintendent of Everglades National Park to New Command Center in South Florida
05/10/10 Salazar Dispatches BLM Director to Gulf Coast Command Center to Support Ongoing Response Efforts
05/09/10 Salazar Dispatches NPS and FWS Directors to Gulf Coast Command Centers to Support Fight to Protect Coastal Communities and Wildlife
05/07/10 Salazar Continues Oversight of BP Response Efforts and Activities at Houston Command Center
05/06/10 Salazar Meets with BP Officials and Engineers at Houston Command Center to Review Response Efforts, Activities
05/05/10 Secretary Salazar Visits Federal Responders Working in Louisiana and Alabama to Protect Gulf Coast from BP Oil Spill
04/27/10 Salazar and Napolitano Launch Full Investigation of Deepwater Horizon Incident in the Gulf of Mexico
2009
09/29/09 Secretary Salazar and Assistant Secretary Babauta's Statement on Earthquake and Tsunami Surges in American Samoa
08/13/09 Recovery Funding for Yellowstone and Other Volcano Observatories to Improve Monitoring and Public Safety
05/26/09 Secretary Salazar to Meet with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, Tour Areas Previously `Affected by Drought, Visit Martin Luther King Site
05/14/09 Secretary Salazar Honors Interior Law Enforcement Officers at Wreath Laying Ceremony
04/15/09 Secretary Salazar Announces $260 Million in Economic Recovery Investments to Help California Address Long-Term Water Supply Challenges and Devastating Drought Conditions
03/27/09 Interior Department & its Agencies Assist Citizens Threatened by Midwest Flood
03/26/09 Secretary Salazar Joins Australia’s Prime Minister And Secretary of Agriculture in Lauding Wildland Firefighters
02/13/09 Secretary Salazar: Interior Deploys Firefighters to Assist Australia with Raging Wildland Fires
02/02/09 Secretary Salazar Lauds Scientists’ Role in Preparing Public for Likely Eruption of Mount Redoubt Volcano in Alaska