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Secretary Jewell

Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell, Director Pizarchik to Celebrate Official Public Opening of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

THU, JULY 31, 2014, 01:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, August 1, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) Joseph Pizarchik will take part in the grand opening ceremony of the Pittsburgh Botanic Read More >


Secretary Sally Jewell

Interior Department and AFL-CIO’s Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to Sign Agreement to Restore Parks and Other Public Lands

TUE, JULY 29, 2014, 12:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), an organization representing affiliates and members of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), will sign Read More >


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This Week at Interior July 25, 2014

FRI, JULY 25, 2014, 04:53 PM EST

Secretary Jewell on Capitol Hill to call for full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund; USGS has a new Coastal Change Hazards Portal that lets users track coastline changes through the past, present, and future; more. Watch Video >


Deputy Secretary Mike Connor

Deputy Secretary Connor Announces Additional Funding for Colorado Projects Designed to Reduce Risk to Local Water Supplies from Wildland Fires

THU, JULY 24, 2014, 06:00 PM EST

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution while better preparing the nation for the impacts of climate, like longer, hotter and drier wildfire seasons, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today visited Read More >


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Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools

WED, JULY 23, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive a effective education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Read More >