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Secretary Jewell Signs Agreement with Pacific Northwest States to Expedite Review, Permitting of Energy Infrastructure
The agreement signed today formally establishes a pilot Pacific Northwest Regional Infrastructure Team to more efficiently coordinate the permitting processes for infrastructure projects.
Interior Department to Hire Nearly 17,000 Young People to Work on Public Lands This Year
This year, the Department plans to provide conservation employment opportunities to nearly 17,000 youth in national parks, wildlife refuges, and on other public lands.
Interior Awards Grants in Eleven Western States to Improve Water Management, Supplies
Reclamation estimates that together the 44 projects could save more than 100,000 acre-feet of water annually – enough for more than 400,000 people. These projects are anticipated to save enough energy to power nearly 1,000 households.
Secretary Jewell to Visit Oregon to Announce Initiatives to Create Jobs through Conservation, Expedited Infrastructure Permitting
The Secretary will make an announcement regarding efforts to create youth employment opportunities and will sign an agreement with the states of Oregon and Washington to expedite the review and approval of major infrastructure projects.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Host Media Conference Call on the 2013 Wildfire Season Forecast
This year, significant fire potential is predicted to be above normal in much of the West, including almost all of Arizona, New Mexico, California and Oregon; and portions of Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and Washington.
AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Department of the Interior & White House Office of Public Engagement Team Up to Host White House Forum on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage
The event will feature remarks by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and senior Obama administration officials, as well as panel discussions featuring nationally recognized AAPI scholars and historians.
This Week at Interior - May 24, 2013
A new study shows an alarming decline in amphibian life within the US, a "Day of Service" at national memorials to honor the nation's fallen service members, and a plan to create youth jobs through conservation efforts.
Forum Commemorates Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage
Interior Secretary Jewell underscored the importance of commemorating and interpreting Asian American and Pacific Islander culture and history, particularly through the National Park Service, to tell a more complete story of our nation’s rich heritage.
Infrastructure Permitting Reforms to Meet the Twin Goals of Achieving More Timely Reviews While Improving Environmental Outcomes
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.