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Our Mission: Protecting America’s Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future

The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.


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Interior Department Announces Draft Strategy for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

TUE, JANUARY 27, 2015, 11:34 AM EST

Today the Interior Department announced the next step in the development of the nation's Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022. Read More >

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Obama Administration Moves to Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

SUN, JANUARY 25, 2015, 11:05 AM EST

President Obama’s Administration moved to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, widely considered one of the most spectacular and remote areas in the world. Read More >

Power transmission towers

Interior Department Greenlights Transmission Line to Modernize Grid, Unlock Renewable Energy Sources in Southwest

SAT, JANUARY 24, 2015, 10:31 AM EST

The project is expected to create over 6,000 jobs during construction and support over 100 permanent jobs once online. It will also open the door for new renewable energy generation projects. Read More >


This Week at Interior January 23, 2015

FRI, JANUARY 23, 2015, 03:03 PM EST

Fighting climate change among the highlights of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address; a new study from USGS shows melting glaciers don't just change sea levels, they affect marine life; more. Watch Video >

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Secretary Jewell Visits New Mexico’s Permian Basin to Discuss Efforts to Reduce Methane on Public Lands

FRI, JANUARY 23, 2015, 01:32 PM EST

Secretary Jewell today visited oil and gas fields in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and met with industry officials to discuss approaches to reducing wasteful venting, flaring and leaking of natural gas (methane) from wells on public lands. Read More >