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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 >

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Secretary Jewell Commends President’s Intent to Nominate Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri as Chair of National Indian Gaming Commission

TUE, JULY 22, 2014, 08:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded President Obama’s intent to nominate Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri to be the chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission Read More >


This Week at Interior July 18, 2014

FRI, JULY 18, 2014, 11:20 AM EST

Philanthropist David Rubenstein donates more than $12 million to help restore Arlington House, a memorial to George Washington and the home of Robert E. Lee; a new report show national parks continue to be economic engines for local communities; more. Watch Video >


Interior Department Achieves Another Milestone for Offshore Commercial Wind Energy Development in New Jersey

THU, JULY 17, 2014, 11:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON, DC — As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Read More >