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Secretary Jewell

Strengthening our Federal Partnership with Tribal Nations

THU, JUNE 27, 2013
Posted by: Secretary Sally Jewell

Yesterday, President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Council on Native American Affairs, which will help to continue to strengthen our federal partnership with Tribal Nations. Read More >

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Infrastructure Permitting Reforms to Meet the Twin Goals of Achieving More Timely Reviews While Improving Environmental Outcomes

FRI, MAY 17, 2013
Posted by: David J. Hayes

As the largest landowner in the United States, the Department of the Interior has played a critical role in facilitating the infrastructure investments needed for a 21st Century American economy. In particular, Interior is reshaping our energy future. Read More >

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New National Arctic Strategy Adopts Integrated Arctic Management

FRI, MAY 10, 2013
Posted by: David J. Hayes

Today the White House announced the release of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, a broad framework that lays out the U.S. Government’s strategic priorities in the Arctic for the next 10 years. Read More >

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes

Leading the Way in Scientific Integrity

WED, APRIL 3, 2013
Posted by: David J. Hayes

Two years ago, DOI led the way as the first Federal agency to formally respond to the President’s call to “restore scientific integrity in government decision making” by establishing a Scientific and Scholarly Integrity Policy. Read More >

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U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee First Meeting

TUE, JANUARY 29, 2013

The Department of the Interior announced today that the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee will hold its first public meeting on February 13, 2013, in Washington, DC. Read More >

Secretary Salazar speaking at the 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference

Looking back at the 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference

WED, DECEMBER 19, 2012
Posted by: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

"As we continue our important work to honor and strengthen our nation to nation relationship, the White House Tribal Nations Conference stands out for me as a special and meaningful day in 2012." Secretary Ken Salazar Read More >

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White House 2012 Tribal Nations Conference: Helping Indian Country Move Forward

THU, DECEMBER 13, 2012
Posted by: Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

"Much has been accomplished ... greater respect and support for tribal self-determination; giving tribal governments the tools, training, and support to improve economic, education, health, and public safety conditions." Kevin Washburn, AS-IA Read More >

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Infrastructure Projects Executive Order

WED, DECEMBER 12, 2012
Posted by: David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior

Under Secretary Salazar’s leadership, our Department has implemented groundbreaking reforms and process innovations to ensure that major infrastructure projects on our public lands and/or affecting our trust resources move forward in an efficient manner. Read More >

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New Study Documents Natural Landscapes’ Role in Absorbing Carbon

MON, DECEMBER 3, 2012
Posted by: David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior

Scientists at the United States Geological Survey today released results of a carbon sequestration study that shows that the western United States is a major sink for carbon. Read More >

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes

Balancing Conservation and Development in a Changing Arctic

SUN, AUGUST 26, 2012
Posted by: David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior

I am delighted to be here this morning to talk about how the Department of the Interior can – and must – balance our dual missions of conservation and development here in Alaska. Read More >

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Responsibly Expanding America’s Offshore Energy Development

WED, JULY 18, 2012
Posted by: Secretary Ken Salazar

In recent weeks, the Department of the Interior announced a key component of President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy: a five-year program for offshore oil and gas leasing. Read More >

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

Interior Department Helps Indian Country Go Green

FRI, JUNE 22, 2012

Yesterday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar signed a Record of Decision approving the lease and associated right of way for a 350-megawatt utility-scale solar energy project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation. Read More >

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Let’s Move Outside! Celebrating National Trails Day

FRI, JUNE 1, 2012
Posted by: Ken Salazar

This week, along with Director of the National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, I announced that we’re designating 54 new water and land trails across the nation as National Recreation Trails. Read More >

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Obama Administration Announces Members of Steering Team to Lead Interagency Coordination of Unconventional Oil and Gas Research and Development

THU, MAY 24, 2012
Posted by: Brian Tsai

Three federal agencies announced today the members of the steering team that will lead efforts to coordinate research addressing the challenges of safely and prudently developing unconventional shale gas and tight oil resources. Read More >

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National Travel and Tourism Strategy Sets Goal to Draw 100 million International Visitors to U.S.

THU, MAY 10, 2012
Posted by: Guest blog post by Secretary of Commerce John Bryson and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

As we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, the U.S. government is doubling down on its commitment to create more jobs for Americans by growing international and domestic travel and tourism that powers our economy. Read More >

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes

Measuring America’s Energy Potential

THU, APRIL 19, 2012
Posted by: Interior Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes

Following the release of a scientific assessment of global undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources by the U.S. Geological Survey, some have attempted to compare these assessments to facts regarding U.S. oil reserves. Read More >

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes

Is the Recent Increase in Felt Earthquakes in the Central US Natural or Manmade?

WED, APRIL 11, 2012
Posted by: David J. Hayes

I want to clarify a few points about USGS’s important and ongoing work to study induced seismicity. Read More >

Secretary Salazar

Toward a More Inclusive America: Preserving All Chapters of Our Nation’s History

FRI, MARCH 23, 2012
Posted by: Ken Salazar

If we are to tell the full story of America, we must ensure that we include painful chapters such as this one - the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Read More >

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

Making America a Top Tourist Destination: Commerce and Interior Keep Up Efforts to Increase Visitation

WED, MARCH 21, 2012
Posted by: Commerce Secretary John Bryson and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

As we search for ways to grow our nation’s economy, we must not overlook the travel and tourism industry as a source for economic opportunity. Read More >

Secretary Salazar

The Department of the Interior Leads in Natural Resources Transparency

FRI, MARCH 16, 2012
Posted by: Secretary Ken Salazar

Open Government has been a priority for President Obama and Interior since Day 1, and we have made substantial progress, particularly in reorganizing our agencies that manage offshore energy development in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Read More >