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Secretary Jewell Issues Secretarial Order Affirming American Indian Trust Responsibilities

WED, AUGUST 20, 2014, 11:52 AM EST

PABLO, Mont.– As part of President Obama’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with tribal nations and fulfill federal trust obligations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today issued a Secretarial Order Read More >

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Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $110 Million in High Bids on More Than 400,000 Acres

WED, AUGUST 20, 2014, 11:39 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, today’s Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 attracted $109,951,644 million in high bids Read More >


Interior Auctions 80,000 Acres Offshore Maryland for Wind Energy Development, Advances President’s Climate Action Plan

TUE, AUGUST 19, 2014, 05:10 PM EST

As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today held the nation’s third competitive lease sale Read More >


This Week at Interior August 15, 2014

FRI, AUGUST 15, 2014, 03:09 PM EST

One million dollars in additional funding for a San Diego wildlife refuge to engage new and diverse youth in the great outdoors; Secretary Jewell travels to California to meet with members of the interagency fire leadership team; more Watch Video >

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Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell, Secretary Duncan to Visit Indian School in Maine

FRI, AUGUST 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to promote strong, prosperous and resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the Beatrice Rafferty School Read More >