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Larry Echo Hawk planting with children

Planting the “Three Sisters” with the First Lady Michelle Obama

WED, JUNE 8, 2011
Posted by: Larry Echo Hawk

At Indian Affairs, we are actively involved with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! in Indian Country initiative and inspired to help achieve the goal of solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. Read More >

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes

Connecting Communities to the Great Outdoors: National Trails Day

FRI, JUNE 3, 2011
Posted by: David J. Hayes

This Saturday, Americans of all ages will get outside and explore the network of existing trails winding through our cities and linking up our country. Read More >

Let's Move! in Indian Country

Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk Blog for Let’s Move! in Indian Country

FRI, MAY 27, 2011
Posted by: Larry Echo Hawk

It was an honor to be a part of the Let’s Move! in Indian Country launch on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin. I saw first-hand that the tribal community and youth are eager to counter the troubling issues of obesity in their community. Read More >

Secretary Salazar

Simpler, Smarter, and More Cost-effective: Regulation Reforms at Interior

THU, MAY 26, 2011

As part of President Obama’s call for an innovative, balanced and cost-efficient federal regulatory culture in the 21st century, the Interior Department has launched several initiatives that can significantly reduce administrative expenses... Read More >

Suarez sisters working at fossil-discovery site; inset of jawbone fossil.

Bureau of Land Management in Utah Sets Record with Seven New Species of Dinosaur in 2010

TUE, DECEMBER 21, 2010
Posted by: Bureau: Bureau of Land Management

They have been extinct for millions of years, but Utah dinosaurs are having a record breaking year On Dec. 15, BLM, Utah Geological Survey, and Temple University announced the naming of the seventh dinosaur from BLM-Utah in 2010. Read More >

Natural Gas Extraction on Public Lands

Live Webcast: Forum on Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Public Lands

TUE, NOVEMBER 30, 2010

On Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 1-4:30 pm, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will host a forum entitled Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Public Lands: A Forum Hosted by the Department of the Interior. Read More >

Secretary Salazar

A Thanksgiving Message from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

THU, NOVEMBER 25, 2010
Posted by: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

As we look forward to a Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family... Read More >

the USS Peleliu

Veterans Day - Free access to National Parks

THU, NOVEMBER 11, 2010

As we mark Veterans Day, I'm pleased to announce that The Department of the Interior is offering free access to our national parks today as a thank you to our nation’s service men and women. Read More >

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes

U.S. Launches Initiatives to Share Climate Science Data

FRI, NOVEMBER 5, 2010

"To tackle the challenges facing our planet ... we must have comprehensive and integrated scientific data about the Earth and how it is changing." - David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Read More >

the Seal of the President of the United States

President Obama Proclaims September 25th as National Public Lands Day

FRI, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010

President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation encouraging all Americans to celebrate our nation's 17th annual National Public Lands Day as a day of service. Read More >

A Phoenix Marine diver emerges from the Ellis Island ferry slip during an inspection of the Ellis Island seawall under the watchful eye of another Phoenix employee. The company is inspecting the different areas around the island where the seawall is damaged prior to beginning the repair/rehabilitation process as part of the ARRA contract.  NPS Photo

Interior Department’s American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Projects in National Spotlight from East to West

FRI, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
Posted by: R.E. Tull

A new report from Vice President Joe Biden, “100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America,” highlights the Interior Department's investments at Ellis Island and the Grand Canyon. Read More >

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Gordon Felt, President, Families of Flight 93.

Secretary Salazar Honors Heroes at Flight 93 Memorial

TUE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Saturday joined First Lady Michelle Obama and others in honoring the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 and all of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11. Read More >

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Interior’s Sustainability Plan Seeks to Lessen Department’s Carbon Footprint and Meet Energy Goals

THU, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010

The Department of the Interior today released a Sustainability Plan that outlines Department-wide goals and strategies to meet or exceed environmental and energy performance requirements as directed by President Barack Obama. Read More >

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BOEM Issues Update on Investigation into Incident on Mariner Energy's Vermilion 380 Platform

FRI, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) inspectors have reported no sign of pollution coming from Mariner Energy Resources's Vermilion 380 platform during an initial inspection of the facility today. Read More >

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BOEM Launches Investigation into Cause of the Incident on Mariner Energy's Vermilion 380 Platform

FRI, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) Director Michael R. Bromwich today announced that BOEM has launched a full investigation into the September 2, 2010, incident on Mariner Energy Resource’s Vermilion 380 platform. Read More >

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Science Article Describes Scenario-Building Technique Used to Assist Planning for Recovery from BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

THU, AUGUST 26, 2010

Some of America’s best scientists are helping develop an innovative scenario-building technique to plan environmental and economic recovery from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to an article in this week’s Science. Read More >

The Development Driller II

Categorical Exclusions for Gulf Offshore Activity to be Limited While Interior Reviews NEPA Process and Develops Revised Policy

MON, AUGUST 16, 2010

Secretary Salazar and BOEM Director Bromwich announced that DOI will restrict its use of categorical exclusions for offshore oil and gas development to activities involving limited environmental risk, while it undertakes a comprehensive review... Read More >

John Burden, Chief Diversity Officer

Secretary Salazar Issues Inclusive Workplace Statement to Employees, appoints Chief Diversity Officer

MON, AUGUST 16, 2010

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued an Inclusive Workplace Statement to all employees of the Department of the Interior and announced the appointment of John Burden as the department’s new Chief Diversity Officer. Read More >

Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, Official Photo

Secretary Salazar Statement on the Passing of Former Senator Ted Stevens

TUE, AUGUST 10, 2010

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today released a statement on the passing of Former Senator Ted Stevens. Read More >

MOBILE, Ala. - Retired Adm. Thad Allen, National Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon response, briefs the crew at the Incident Command Post Mobile. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Dave Silva.

Admiral Allen Provides an Update on the BP Oil Spill Response

TUE, AUGUST 10, 2010

National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen provided a briefing to inform the American public and answer questions on the administration-wide response to the BP oil spill. A full transcript is available. Read More >