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Two Additional Tribal Nations Sign Cooperative Agreements with Interior to Reduce Land Fractionation in Indian Country

FRI, JANUARY 30, 2015, 01:35 PM EST

In the latest step of the Interior Department’s work to strengthen tribal sovereignty across Indian Country, Interior today announced two additional agreements have been signed with tribal nations to guide implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program. Read More >


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This Week at Interior January 30, 2015

FRI, JANUARY 30, 2015, 11:45 AM EST

President Obama says he'll ask Congress to expand protections for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Interior invites public comment on a draft 5-year plan for offshore oil and gas development; more. Watch Video >


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10 Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright Nominated to the World Heritage List

FRI, JANUARY 30, 2015, 11:38 AM EST

This would be the first World Heritage listing for the U.S. in the field of modern architecture. The Wright works would join the Sydney Opera House, the city of Brasilia and the Bauhaus School in Germany as examples of modern architecture. Read More >


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Secretary Jewell Announces Nomination of 10 Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright to the World Heritage List

FRI, JANUARY 30, 2015, 10:28 AM EST

Secretary Jewell today announced that the U.S. is nominating a group of 10 buildings in seven states designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright for inclusion on the World Heritage List. Read More >


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Interior Department Leases Area Offshore Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development

THU, JANUARY 29, 2015, 12:19 PM EST

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today held the nation’s fourth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters offshore Massachusetts for potential wind energy development. Read More >