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Press Releases

Gulf oil platforms 01/27/15
Interior Department Announces Draft Strategy for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

Today the Interior Department announced the next step in the development of the nation's Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022.

polar bears 01/25/15
Obama Administration Moves to Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

President Obama’s Administration moved to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, widely considered one of the most spectacular and remote areas in the world.

Power transmission towers 01/24/15
Interior Department Greenlights Transmission Line to Modernize Grid, Unlock Renewable Energy Sources in Southwest

The project is expected to create over 6,000 jobs during construction and support over 100 permanent jobs once online. It will also open the door for new renewable energy generation projects.

Media Advisories

Secretary Sally Jewell 01/22/15
Secretary Jewell to Make Major Renewable Energy Infrastructure Announcement in Albuquerque

Secretary Jewell to make a major announcement on the proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Line.

Secretary Jewell Visits Florida Everglades 01/07/15
Secretary Jewell to Return to Everglades to Tour Ongoing Restoration Efforts

While there, Jewell will also meet with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to announce a milestone in increasing self-determination and economic development for Native American tribes.

Secretary Jewell 12/18/14
Secretary Jewell to Join Congressman Thompson at Public Meeting to Hear Community’s Vision for Conserving the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region

On December 19, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson, as well as other federal, state and local officials in a visit to the Berryessa-Snow Mountain region in north central California.

DOI Videos

ThisWeekJan23_200 01/23/15
This Week at Interior January 23, 2015

Fighting climate change among the highlights of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address; a new study from USGS shows melting glaciers don't just change sea levels, they affect marine life; more.

Photo Galleries

President Obama and Secretary Jewell Dedicate the Memorial 10/05/14
Secretary Jewell Offered Remarks at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell offered remarks at the ceremony to formally dedicate the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, the newest addition to the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Other News

Deputy Secretary Michael Connor 12/04/14
Making Strides to Restore Native American Homelands

As President Obama hosted the Tribal Nations Conference this week, the Administration capped a year of continued progress in strengthening the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and working with tribal leaders.