2008 News Archive



12/18/2008 Federal Agencies Move to Ease Development
of Geothermal Energy and Increase Power
Generation
12/18/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Land Transfer Announcement
Postponed
12/17/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Kempthorne, Fenty, Local
Leaders to Announce Transfer of Lands from
Federal Government to the District
12/17/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Applauds Nomination of
Senator Salazar
12/17/2008 Secretary Formally Designates Bureau of Land
Management Lands as the National System of
Public Lands
12/16/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Dedicates First Green Roof
on Department of the Interior Headquarters in Washington
12/16/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Address Colorado River Water Users Association
12/15/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces Important Step Forward in Everglades Restoration
12/15/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne Dedicates First Green Roof at Interior's Main Headquarters Building
12/11/2008 Interior Publishes Final Narrow Changes to Regulations, Clarifies Role of Global Processes in Consultation
12/11/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Announce Final Revised Regulations for ESA Section 7 Consultations
12/11/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Give Keynote Address at Interagency Ecosystems Services Conference in Florida
12/08/2008 New Conservation Effort Benefits Rare Species in Southeastern New Mexico
12/05/2008 Interior Announces Final Firearms Policy Update
12/04/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Presents First Annual Secretarial Historic Preservation Awards
12/03/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Receives Interior's Climate Change Task Force Report, Directs Report to Be Posted Online
12/02/2008 Interior's Financial and Business Management System Deployed to the Bureau of Land Management
12/02/2008 U.S. Department of the Interior and New Mexico Office of the Attorney General Promote Authentic Indian Arts and Crafts
11/28/2008 Take Pride in America® Celebrates 18th Congressional Anniversary
11/26/2008 Joyce Begay-Foss and Rebecca Webster Selected as Indian Arts and Crafts Board Chairperson and Vice Chairperson
11/20/2008 Interior's Minerals Management Service Disburses Record $23.4 Billion in FY 2008
11/20/2008 $139 Million Distributed to State and County Governments in Full Compensation for FY 2008 Payments in Lieu of Taxes
11/19/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Announce Record Payments to States, American Indian Communities for FY08 Energy Production
11/18/2008 Interior Deputy Secretary Scarlett Presents Department's 2008 Environmental Achievement Awards
11/18/2008 Interior and Energy Team-up to Make National Parks "Green"
11/17/2008 Bureau of Land Management Finalizes Rules That Could Add Billions of Barrels of Oil to U.S. Supply
11/17/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Assistant Secretary Allred to Announce Publication of Final Oil Shale Regulations
11/14/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Helps Lead Great Southern California Shakeout Earthquake Drill
11/13/2008 Agreement in Principle Marks First Critical Step on Presumptive Path to Remove Four Klamath River Dams
11/12/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Federal Government, California, Oregon and PacifiCorp to Make Announcement on the Klamath River Basin
11/12/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Join Gov. Schwarzenegger, Other Leaders for Great Southern California Shakeout Earthquake Drill
11/12/2008 Gas Hydrates on Alaska's North Slope Hold One of Nation's Largest Deposits of Technically Recoverable Natural Gas
11/04/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Ensures Future of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Project.
11/03/2008 Deputy Secretary Scarlett Makes Presentation to Jordanian Ambassador Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein For Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve
10/31/2008 $1.5 Billion Will Go to State and County Governments Over 5 Years in Full Compensation for Payments in Lieu of Taxes
10/30/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Helps Mark Centennial Challenge Project at Vicksburg National Military Park Project
10/28/2008 Secretary of the Interior Signs Order to Continue Take Pride in America®
10/28/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Launches Bison Conservation Initiative
10/27/2008 Draft Environmental Assessment on Proposed Revisions to ESA Section 7 Consultation Regulations Available for Public Review and Comment
10/24/2008 Kempthorne Dedicates First Centennial Initiative Project - Historic Yosemite Overlook Rededicated Following $3 Million Restoration
10/22/2008 Kempthorne Launches Initiative to Spur Geothermal Energy and Power Generation on Federal Lands
10/22/2008 Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett recognizes Miami as a Preserve America Community.
10/21/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne to Speak at Dedication of Yosemite Tunnel View Centennial Project
10/21/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Announce Geothermal Energy Leasing and Development Plan for U.S. Public Lands
10/21/2008 Deputy Secretary of the Interior Scarlett And Mayor Manny Diaz to honor Miami, Florida
10/20/2008 Kempthorne Underscores Interior Initiatives to Improve Education, Spur Economic Development in Indian Country
10/20/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Lead Groundbreaking Event for
Drop 2 Storage Reservoir Project in Southern California
10/17/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Interior Secretary Kempthorne to Address National Congress of American Indians, Visit Exemplary Navajo School
10/16/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Commends Progress on Animas-La Plata Project in Durango Ceremony Featuring Governor Ritter, Sen. Salazar and Ute and Navajo Tribal Leaders
10/15/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Celebrate Animas-La Plata Project with State, Federal and Tribal Leaders Near Durango, Colorado
10/14/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Signs Final Soboba Water Rights Settlement Agreement to Stimulate Tribal Development, Help Restore San Jacinto River Basin
10/14/2008 Federal and Nonprofit Conservation Leaders Urge Children to "Get Outdoors, It's Yours!"
10/14/2008 Deputy Secretary Scarlett Joins Governor Riley and Honored World War II Aviators at Grand Opening of New Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
10/14/2008 Smokejumpers, Groundpounders, and Hotshots Interior Museum Hosts Presentation on Wildland Fire
10/14/2008 Interior Designates 16 New National Historic Landmarks
10/14/2008 Feds Aim to Buy Smart - and Save Money - in Geospatial World
10/10/2008 A New Slice of Paradise LEED eligible Jackson Visitor Center Opens Today
10/10/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Cabinet Members and Other Leaders Launch "Get Outdoors, It's Yours" Campaign To Help Children Discover Nature
10/10/2008 Kirk Rowdabaugh Named Director of Interior Department's Office of Wildland Fire Coordination
10/09/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Join Governor Riley and Honored World War II Aviators at Grand Opening of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Tomorrow
10/06/2008 Karen Siderelis Selected as Interior Department's First Geospatial Information Officer
10/02/2008 Department of the Interior Helps Celebrate 40th Anniversary of National Trails System
09/30/2008 Partners Unveil "Hands Across the Ocean" Exhibit on the National Mall Project Concludes Artist's 27-Year Environmental Art Project
09/30/2008 Federal Partners Announce Series of Open Houses on Potential Marine Conservation Areas
09/30/2008 Kempthorne Announces Proposal to Protect 48 Hawaii Species
09/30/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces $14.8 Million Reclamation Contract to Ute Mountain Ute under Animas-La Plata Project 
09/30/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Interior Deputy Secretary Scarlett, FWS Director Hall to Discuss Proposed Listing of Endangered Hawaiian Species 
09/30/2008 Secretary Kempthorne: Federal Partnership will Assist Island Leaders in Strengthening Public Health Care Systems
09/29/2008 Take Pride in America Heartland Voluntour and Toyota Celebrate National Public Lands Day
09/29/2008 Preserve America Grants in 24 States Announced; 2009 Applications Open October 1
09/26/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Opens New Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center
09/26/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces $48 Million Contract for Folsom Dam and Reservoir Modification Project
09/26/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Interior Secretary Kempthorne to Convene Pacific Islands Health Summit
09/26/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Partners to Unveil a Special Exhibition "Hands Across The Ocean" on the National Mall
09/26/2008 Mongolian Prime Minister Bayar and Delegation Welcomed at Interior Department for Signing of Conservation Agreement
09/25/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Preserve America Grants in 24 States to be Announced on 9/29 During Call-in Press Conference
09/25/2008 Take Pride in America Heartland Voluntour Joins Toyota for National Public Lands Day Event
09/25/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Help Celebrate Opening of New Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center
09/24/2008 Take Pride in America Heartland Voluntour Across America Arrives in Columbus, Ohio
09/24/2008 Interior Secretary Kempthorne Announces Plans to Expand Ellis Island Museum to Reflect Panorama of U.S. Immigration Story
09/23/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne, Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation to Present Plans for Ellis Island Museum Expansion
09/23/2008 Interior Secretary Kempthorne Convenes Insular Areas Health Summit
09/19/2008 Skibine Congratulates Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe on Opening of New Computer Achievement CenterPDF Format.
09/18/2008 Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne Expresses Condolences on the Death of U.S.-Mexican Officials in Plane Crash
09/18/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Accepts Recommendations of Inspector General Following Receipt of Investigative Reports
09/15/2008 Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett Makes Field Visit to Award-Winning Great Northern Environmental Stewardship Area That Protects Grizzlies in Montana
09/15/2008 Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett Makes Field Visit to Award-Winning Great Northern Environmental Stewardship Area That Protects Grizzlies in Montana
09/15/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces $26 Million for Wetlands Grants, $4.1 Million for Refuge Acquisitions
09/12/2008 Bureau of Indian Affairs Officer Wounded Responding to Domestic Violence Call on the Standing Rock Reservation
09/12/2008 Secretary of Interior Dirk Kempthorne Announces New Cabinet-level Historic Preservation Award; Call for Applications Made
09/11/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Awards $300,000 Challenge Grant for Navajo Nation Irrigation Project
09/11/2008 Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne Initiates Action Following Receipt of Inspector General Reports
09/11/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY -Secretary Kempthorne to Address Panel at Service Nation Summit
09/11/2008 Interior, NOAA Extend Comment Period on Proposed Changes to ESA Consultation Process
09/11/2008 Statement by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne on Inspector General Reports
09/06/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Congratulates Senator Reid, Paiute Tribe, Federal and State Officials and Water Authority at Signing Ceremony for Truckee River Operating Agreement
09/05/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Join Sen. Reid, Tribal Chairman Wright, Other Dignitaries at Signing Ceremony of Historic Truckee River Operating Agreement
08/25/2008 DOI Designates B Reactor at DOE's Hanford Site as a National Historic Landmark
08/22/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces Major Grants for Virgin Islands, Joins Gov. de Jongh and Del. Christiansen in Tours of Hospitals, Proposed School Site and Parklands
08/21/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces $98.3 Million Contract by Bureau of Reclamation for Drop 2 Reservoir/Water Delivery Project in California
08/21/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Deliver Remarks at Hanford Site
08/20/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Make Official Visit to U.S. Virgin Islands, Confer with Governor de Jongh, Announce Grants, Visit Hospitals and Parks
08/20/2008 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 207 Attracts $487,297,676 in High Bids
08/18/2008 Secretary Kempthorne to Open Western Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale This Wednesday
08/16/2008 Kempthorne Approves $140 Million in Conservation, Recreation and Capital Improvements for Nevada and Lake Tahoe
08/15/2008 National Historic Trails Program Recognized for Exemplary Heritage Tourism and History Education Accomplishments
08/15/2008 Soboba Water Rights Settlement Will Stimulate Tribal Development, Help Restore San Jacinto River Basin
08/15/2008 Secretary Kempthorne to Announce Funding for Lake Tahoe, Southern and Eastern Nevada Conservation and Recreation Projects
08/14/2008 Secretary Kempthorne, Rep. Bono Mack, Soboba Tribal Chairman Salgado Mark Water Rights Settlement
08/13/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Approves $4.5 Million in Water Conservation Grants for the West
08/12/2008 Secretary Kempthorne to Attend 26th Annual Border Governors Conference
08/11/2008 Deputy Secretary Of The Interior Lynn Scarlett Recognizes Sacramento, California As A Designated Preserve America Community
08/11/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Proposes Narrow Changes To ESA Consultation Process
08/11/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Discuss Proposed Narrow Modifications to Endangered Species Act Regulations
08/08/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Showcase Preserve America Award to City of Sacramento At Leland Stanford Mansion
08/08/2008 Record Geothermal Lease Sale Generates $28 Million in Bids
08/07/2008 Department of the Interior Response to Decision on Cobell Lawsuit
08/07/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Promotes "Little Mermaid" PSAs in Video Urging Clean-Up of Marine Debris During Summer Beach Season
08/04/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne, Governor Hoeven to Hold Media Availability at Dickinson Airport
08/04/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Showcases Free Public Availability of Landsat Satellite Image Archive at ESRI Conference
08/01/2008 Secretary Kempthorne, Secretary Schafer and Other Leaders Adopt National Plan to Combat Invasive Species
08/01/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces New Members of Invasive Species Advisory Committee
07/31/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces New Conservation Mechanism for Threatened and Endangered Species
07/31/2008 Secretary Kempthorne to Host Interagency Council to Decide on National Plan to Combat Invasive Species
07/30/2008 Interior Department Initiates New Five Year Oil and Gas Leasing Program for Outer Continental Shelf
07/29/2008 Federal Agencies Join States to Launch Governors' West Coast Ocean Action Plan
07/29/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne Announces New Energy Initiative for the Outer Continental Shelf
07/25/2008 Secretary Kempthorne to Visit Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge for Signing Ceremony
07/24/2008 Secretary Kempthorne and Director Bomar to Visit Boston's Old State House to Mark Completion of Vital Preservation Work
07/24/2008 U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and Mexico's Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, Discuss Successful Cooperation on the U.S.-Mexico Border
07/23/2008 Interior Museum Opens Exhibition on the Historic American Buildings Survey
07/22/2008 Western Oil Shale Potential: 800 Billion Barrels of Recoverable Oil
07/18/2008 Regulations Proposed for Oil Shale Program that Could Produce up to 800 Billion Barrels of Oil
07/18/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Honors 2008 National Take Pride in America® Award Winners
07/16/2008 Record of Decision Sets Stage for Major Lease Sale in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
07/16/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Interior to Announce Decision on National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Supplemental Final Plan
07/15/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Attend National Park Service Superintendents Summit
07/14/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Statement on President's Action Toward Expanding Domestic Energy Production
07/11/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Strengthens Interior's Wildland Firefighting Efforts for California, the West
07/11/2008 News Briefing: Federal Agency Update on Response to the California Wildfires
07/11/2008 Kempthorne Praises Inclusion of Monarch Butterfly Habitat on World Heritage List
07/09/2008 Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to Participate in Indian Affairs Public Law 102-477 ProgramPDF Format.
07/09/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Praises House Passage of Historic Preservation Programs
07/08/2008 National Geographic, 5 U.S. Agencies Sign Agreement to Embrace Geotourism, Expanding Conservation Efforts
07/07/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Invites Newly Naturalized Citizens to Visit National Parks Free of Charge on September 28, 2008
07/03/2008 Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, Other Federal Conservation Leaders to Join National Geographic Society CEO John Fahey, in Signing New Agreement on Geotourism
07/03/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Directs State Flags to Fly at the Washington Monument on the Fourth of July
06/30/2008 Deputy Secretary Scarlett, Rep. Salazar and Other Leaders To Dedicate Colorado River Projects for Endangered Fish
06/30/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Recognizes $1 million for Wyoming Wildlife Corridor
06/27/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Join Governor Schwarzenegger for Briefing on California Fires
06/26/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Interior Museum Opens Photography Exhibition, A Sea of Tallgrass: the Konza Prairie
06/25/2008 Indian Affairs Promotes Increased Capital Investment in Indian Country
06/25/2008 Media Advisory - Secretary Kempthorne, National Park Service to Host Diplomatic Corps at National Park Sites Near San Francisco
06/24/2008 Secretary Kempthorne, Deputy Secretary Scarlett Congratulate Florida on Everglades Announcement
06/13/2008 Statement from Secretary Kempthorne on the Passing of Tim Russert
06/12/2008 $228 Million Paid to County Governments as Compensation for Lost Taxes on Federal Lands
06/12/2008 Kempthorne: Interior Reduced Wildfire Threat on 10 Million Acres, Prepared for 2008 Fire Season
06/12/2008 Give Dad the Gift of Good Health for Father's Day this Year
06/12/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces Massive Addition to Wildlife Refuge
06/11/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Speak at Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce National Leaders Luncheon
06/11/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Deliver Keynote Address at San Gorgonio High School Commencement
06/11/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Host Media Teleconference to Mark Milestone in Wildfire Protection, Discuss Preparations for 2008 Fire Season
06/10/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Inspect Wildfire Reduction Projects During Visit to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
06/04/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces Designation of 24 New National Recreation Trails in 16 States
05/28/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Presents Presidential and Departmental Awards to Interior Executives
05/27/2008 Skibine to Temporarily Assume Responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
05/27/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces $1.8 Million in Grants to Water Districts to Improve Delivery Systems
05/23/2008 The Bureau of Indian Affairs Network Reconnects to the Internet
05/23/2008 Interior Department Offices Reconnecting to the Internet
05/21/2008 Oil and Gas Report Offers Roadmap for Energy Relief
05/20/2008 Artman Announces Publication of Final Rule to Implement IGRA Section 20
05/20/2008 BLM MEDIA ADVISORY - Report Offers Roadmap for Energy Relief
05/16/2008 BLM-Alaska Releases Supplemental Final Plan for Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
05/14/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces Decision to Protect Polar Bears under Endangered Species Act
05/14/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Make Major Announcement on Status of Polar Bear
05/13/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Presents Awards to Employees and Private Citizens at Interior's 65th Honors Convocation
05/12/2008 Secretary Kempthorne to Present Awards to Employees & Private Citizens at Interior's 65th Honors Convocation
05/09/2008 Kempthorne Applauds President's Signing of Legislation Authorizing Northern Marianas Delegate, Extending U.S. Immigration Laws
05/09/2008 Doug Domenech Will Head Insular Affairs at Interior
05/09/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Honor Interior Law Enforcement Officers at Memorial Ceremony
05/07/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Address Shippensburg University Graduates
05/07/2008 Kempthorne, Bodman Send Energy Letter to Speaker Pelosi
05/07/2008 Kempthorne Applauds House Natural Resources Committee For Passage of National Park Centennial Initiative Bill
05/05/2008 Expert Panel to Explore Improvements to the Nation's Preservation Program Structure
05/02/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Deputy Secretary Scarlett Joins Take Pride in America® for C & O Canal National Historic Park Cleanup
04/30/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Interior's Annual Rachel Carson Lecture Features Workshop on Youth Gardening
04/30/2008 Interior Department Opens Public Comment Period on Proposed Park and Refuge Firearm Regulations
04/28/2008 Kempthorne Announces Departure of Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Carl Artman
04/28/2008 Gidner Names Dale Morris as BIA Pacific Regional Office Director
04/25/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Address Great Smoky Mountains Sustainable Tourism Summit
04/25/2008 Secretary Kempthorne, D.C. Children to Celebrate National Junior Park Ranger Day on the Mall
04/25/2008 Secretary Kempthorne, U.S. Military Academy to Celebrate Ulysses S. Grant's 186th Birthday in New York
04/24/2008 Secretary Kempthorne announces first round of National Park Centennial projects $50 million public-private partnership will improve national parks nationwide this year
04/23/2008 Draft Monument Management Plan Released For Public Review and Comment
04/23/2008 Media Advisory - Interior Secretary to announce first National Park Centennial Challenge Projects --- UPDATED
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day To the Restore New Mexico Partnership
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day to the Northern Forest Woodcock Initiative in New England and New York
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Student Conservation Association-Mount Rainier Partnership with Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day to the Upper Colorado River Basin and San Juan River Basin Fish Recovery Programs
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Matanuska-Susitna Salmon Conservation Partnership in Alaska With Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day to Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program
04/21/2008 Media Advisory - Interior Secretary to announce first National Park Centennial Challenge Projects
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Milsap Mill Tailings Restoration Partnership in Colorado with Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day to the University of Alaska Coastal Marine Institute and the Minerals Management Service
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award Honoring The Late Mark Benedict, The Conservation Fund, West Virginia
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day To the Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee For Protecting Arizona's Bald Eagles
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Upper San Pedro Partnership of Southeastern Arizona With Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Tavita Togia of American Samoa with Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents South Arkansas Sparta Aquifer Recovery Partnership with Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Willamette River Water Trail Partnership in Oregon With Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day to Hooper Bay Alaska Subsistence ATV Trail Project Partnership
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day to The Jupiter Inlet Working Group in Florida
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Animas River Stakeholders Group in Colorado With Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day to Montana's Great Northern Environmental Stewardship Area
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day to Maine's Penobscot River Restoration Partnership
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day to East Bay Wetland and Water Quality Partnership in Texas
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Alabama Hills Stewardship Group in California With Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Top Cooperative Conservation Awards at Start of Earth Day Celebration
04/18/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Urges All Americans to Enjoy Our National Parks During April 19 - 27 Special Events
04/18/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Present Top Cooperative Conservation Awards At Start of Earth Day Celebration
04/17/2008 Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Carl Artman, Senator John Thune Launch South Dakota Indian Business Incubator Project
04/17/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Names Four Members to Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee
04/17/2008 Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett Recognizes Ambridge and Pittsburgh as Designated Preserve America Communities; Washington County Acknowledged for Preserve America Grant
04/15/2008 Deputy Secretary of the Interior Scarlett and HUD Officials to Present Preserve America Honors to Ambridge, Pittsburgh, and Washington County
04/14/2008 Assistant Secretary of the Interior Lyle Laverty Showcases New Blue Ridge Parkway "Destination Center"
04/14/2008 BLM Set to Complete Cleanup of East Teshekpuk Well Site
04/11/2008 BIA Great Plains Region to Host 10th Annual Great Plains Tribal Economic Development Summit April 15-16, 2008
04/09/2008 Interior Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett Testifies on Preserve America and Save America Treasures
04/07/2008 Preserve America Grants in 25 States Announced; Deadline for 2008 Round Two Applications in June
04/04/2008 Preserve America Grants in 25 States to be Announced On 4/7 During Call-in Press Conference
04/01/2008 Not Just Another Arbor Day Celebration!
03/31/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces Special Management Area in Wyoming Named in Honor of the Late Senator Craig Thomas
03/27/2008 Secretary Kempthorne, National Park Service to Unveil New and Enhanced Visitor Services for 2008 National Cherry Blossom Festival
03/26/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Applauds President's Intention to Nominate Kameran Onley for Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
03/24/2008 White House Honors Take Pride in America® Volunteer
03/21/2008 $6.2 Million Will Go to 38 Native American Projects In 19 States for a Wide Range of Conservation Work
03/20/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces $57.9 Million in Grants to Support Land Acquisition and Conservation Planning for Endangered Species
03/19/2008 Oil and Gas Lease Sales in Gulf of Mexico Attract $3.7 Billion
03/18/2008 Landmark Indian Water Rights Settlement Fully Implemented
03/17/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Open Historic Oil and Gas Lease Sale and New Revenue Sharing Program with Gulf States
03/14/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Issues the 2008 Annual Operating Plan for the Colorado River
03/13/2008 Interior Assistant Secretary Stephen Allred Details Management Plan for Roan Plateau
03/12/2008 Artman Issues Final Determination to Decline Acknowledgment of FAP Petitioner Steilacoom Tribe of Indians
03/10/2008 DOI Publishes Final Regulations on Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
03/05/2008 Interior Secretary Kempthorne Launches Grand Canyon High Flow Experiment
03/03/2008 Secretary Kempthorne to Open Jet Tubes of Glen Canyon Dam for High-Flow Experiment in Grand Canyon National Park
03/01/2008 Letter from Secretary Kempthorne, Chairman Connaughton to Governors Regarding Southeast Water Negotiations
02/26/2008 Kempthorne Confers with U.S. Island Governors, Congressional Delegates on Insular Area Issues
02/26/2008 Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne Meets with Palau President Tommy Remengesau
02/22/2008 Fact Sheet Concerning the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Oneida Indian Nation of New York’s Land-Into-Trust Application
02/21/2008 State Wildlife Agencies to Receive Over $700 Million for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration
02/20/2008 Kempthorne Approves $79 Million for Conservation, Restoration and Recreation Improvements in Nevada
02/19/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne to Announce Funding for Conservation, Restoration Projects in Nevada
02/15/2008 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne to Announce Funding for Nevada Conservation, Restoration Project
02/15/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Agrees to Extend Deadline on Southeast Drought Discussions
02/12/2008 DOI, Mashantucket and Seminole Tribes Sign Historic Partnership Agreement to Promote Indian Business Development
02/08/2008 Media Advisory - Artman to Host Kick-off Event for DOI Intertribal Economic Consortium Initiative
02/08/2008 Mrs. Laura Bush and National Park Foundation Venture To The Everglades to Announce 2008 Jr. Ranger Essay Contest
02/08/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Announces Proposal to Remove the Brown Pelican from the Endangered Species List
02/07/2008 Secretary Kempthorne, Governor Jindal to Make Key Announcement on the Status of the Brown Pelican
02/07/2008 U.S. Government Announces Cabinet-Level Participation for Washington International Renewable Energy Conference
02/04/2008 Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Requests $182 Million
02/04/2008 $10.7 Billion Interior Budget Sustains Core Conservation, Stewardship Programs; Focuses on Emerging Challenges
02/04/2008 Kempthorne: Water for America Initiative Will Work with State, Tribal and Local Governments to Secure Critical Water Supplies
02/04/2008 Southwest Borderlands Initiative to Restore Safe Environment for People and Wildlife
02/04/2008 Oceans and Coastal Frontiers Initiative Focuses on Improving the Health of Off-Shore Resources
02/04/2008 Presidential Initiative Focuses on Reversing Sharp Decline in U.S. Bird Populations Due to Loss of Habitat
02/04/2008 Safer Communities, Improved Education and Economic Investment Highlight Fiscal Year 2009 Indian Affairs Budget
02/01/2008 Secretary Kempthorne to Discuss President Bush’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2009 Budget for Interior
01/31/2008 Interior Secretary Kempthorne, EPA Administrator Johnson, Others Announce Increases for Indian Country Initiatives and Launch New On-line EmployeeTraining
01/29/2008 Interior Secretary Kempthorne and EPA Administrator Johnson to Discuss Indian Issues at National Press Club
01/29/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Names Members of National Geospatial Advisory Committee
01/25/2008 Kempthorne Acts on Independent Panel’s Recommendations to Improve Interior’s Mineral Royalty Management
01/22/2008 Secretary Kempthorne Selects New U.S. World Heritage Tentative List
01/22/2008 Artman Invites Tribal Leaders to Indian Affairs Modernization Initiative National Meeting Scheduled for January 30 in Washington, D.C.
01/18/2008 U.S. Department of the Interior Museum Opens Coral Reefs: Imperiled Habitats of the Sea Exhibit
01/18/2008 Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Participate in Wild Bird Survey Along C&O Canal, Speak at Fletcher’s Boathouse Press Conference
01/17/2008 Secretary Kempthorne to Commemorate 79th Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. with D.C. Students
01/11/2008 Secretary Kempthorne to Tour Southern California Areas Where USGS Webcams and Field Research Aim to Provide Early Warnings of Mudslides
01/11/2008 Secretary Kempthorne, Gov. Schwarzenegger Break Ground for Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Protection Project
01/09/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne to Lead Groundbreaking for Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Protection Project