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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 to Auction More Than 742,000 Acres Offshore Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development

MON, NOVEMBER 24, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

If fully developed, the area being offered could support between 4 and 5 gigawatts of commercial wind generation, enough electricity to power over 1.4 million homes. To date, BOEM has awarded seven commercial wind energy leases off the Atlantic coast Read More >


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Secretary Jewell, Governor Hickenlooper, Colorado Congressional Delegation Announce Landmark Settlement for Colorado’s Roan Plateau that Balances Conservation, Oil & Gas Development

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 03:01 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Michael Bennet to announce a landmark settlement agreement that will help protect the Roan Plateau near Rifle, Colorado, while also encouraging natural gas Read More >


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This Week at Interior November 21, 2014

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 11:24 AM EST

A new study shows the polar bear population in the south Beaufort Sea took a steep decline in the early 2000s; Secretary Jewell announces the first ever right of way grant for offshore wind energy transmission in federal waters; more. Watch Video >


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Media Advisory: TODAY: Secretary Jewell, Gov. Hickenlooper, Senator Bennet Announce Major Development Regarding Roan Plateau

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 09:29 AM EST

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Gov. John Hickenlooper, Senator Michael Bennet, Director of the Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze and other elected officials for an announcement regarding the Roan Plateau. Read More >


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Deputy Secretary Connor Outlines Accomplishments, Next Tribal Locations for $1.9 Billion Land Buy-Back Program

THU, NOVEMBER 20, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that the Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) has paid more than $225 million to individual American Indians Read More >