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Secretary Jewell Issues Secretarial Order Affirming American Indian Trust Responsibilities

PABLO, Mont.– As part of President Obama’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with tribal nations and fulfill federal trust obligations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today issued a Secretarial Order

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Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $110 Million in High Bids on More Than 400,000 Acres

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, today’s Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 attracted $109,951,644 million in high bids

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Interior Auctions 80,000 Acres Offshore Maryland for Wind Energy Development, Advances President’s Climate Action Plan

As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today held the nation’s third competitive lease sale


Media Advisories


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Secretary Jewell, Secretary Duncan to Visit Indian School in Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to promote strong, prosperous and resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the Beatrice Rafferty School

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Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe to Make Announcement at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex

SAN DIEGO, CA – On Wednesday, August 13, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and state and local officials to make an exciting announcement regarding the San Diego National Wildlife Complex

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Secretary Jewell to Visit California Wildland Fire Operations Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, August 12, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit the Northern California Geographic Area Coordination Center (North Ops) in Redding and nearby areas.


DOI Videos


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This Week at Interior August 15, 2014

One million dollars in additional funding for a San Diego wildlife refuge to engage new and diverse youth in the great outdoors; Secretary Jewell travels to California to meet with members of the interagency fire leadership team; more


Photo Galleries


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Secretary Jewell and CAL FIRE Teamed Up to Raise Awareness in California as Wildfire Season Began

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined with California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird and CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott as part of the state’s Wildfire Awareness Week, focusing on urban community preparedness.


Other News


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The Great American Backyard Campout

Some of my fondest childhood memories are camping out in the backyard with my friends, climbing trees, having “teddy bear picnics” in a secret place under the bushes, and whittling sticks to toast marshmallows. Thanks to the Great American Backyard