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Secretary Jewell speaks at a podium. 08/03/15
Secretary Jewell Statement on Obama Administration Clean Power Plan

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell issued the following statement on the release of the final Clean Power Plan, a key step in the Obama Administration’s fight against climate change.

Secretary Jewell stands with two Native American college graduates 08/01/15
Secretary Jewell Lauds Isleta Pueblo’s Landmark Transition to Full Operation and Management of Tribal Elementary School

ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Isleta Pueblo Governor Edward Paul Torres Sr. to mark the landmark transfer of the pueblo’s elementary school to full tribal control.

Youth plant a tree 07/31/15
Interior Department Selects Philadelphia as Priority City to Connect Youth to the Great Outdoors

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor announced the selection of Philadelphia as one of the first 50 cities to participate in the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative.


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Secretary Jewell stands next to a Native American headdress 07/30/15
Secretary Jewell to Celebrate a Major Milestone for Tribal Education

ISLETA VILLAGE, N.M. – On Saturday, August 1st, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn in New Mexico to celebrate a major milestone related to tribal education.

Deputy Secretary Mike Connor stands next to an American flag 07/30/15
Deputy Secretary Michael Connor, Mayor Michael A. Nutter to Make Major Youth Initiative Announcement to Benefit Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – On Friday, July 31, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor will join Mayor Michael A. Nutter for an announcement related to the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative.

Secretary Sally Jewell stands with a youth volunteer. 07/28/15
Secretary Jewell, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Make Major Youth Initiative Announcement

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, July 28, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a major announcement related to the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative.


DOI Videos


ThisWeekJuly24_200 07/24/15
This Week at Interior July 24, 2015

A new USGS study takes a look at storm damage in New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy; it's the highest point in North America, but how high is it? A grant to help transform Grand Canyon National Park's Desert View into a tribal heritage center; more.


Photo Galleries


Samara interior 04/15/15
Five New National Historic Landmarks Highlight America’s Diverse Heritage

Interior Secretary Jewell and NPS Director Jarvis announced the designation of five national historic landmarks, ranging from a 19th century reservoir in Massachusetts to a home in Indiana designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to provide affordable housing.


Other News


Deepwater Horizon Fire 07/02/15
Statement by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on the Agreement in Principle with BP to Settle Civil Claims for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

“If approved by the court, this settlement would help restore the natural resources... impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but to also build back the resiliency of the region, which is critical to the health of our economy and environment."