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Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 03/03/15
Interior Deputy Secretary Connor to Host Listening Session on Land Buy-Back Program

U.S. Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor will host a Listening Session on March 19, 2015 to hear directly from tribal leaders and individual landowners on the progress of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Signing 02/27/15
Secretary Jewell Signs Historic Water Rights Agreement with Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and State of Nevada

As part of President Obama’s commitment to empower tribal nations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, signed an historic agreement today guaranteeing the water rights of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes in Nevada.

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BSEE, BOEM Issue Proposed Regulations to Ensure Safe and Responsible Exploratory Drilling Offshore Alaska

BSEE and BOEM today released proposed regulations to ensure that future exploratory drilling activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) are done safely and responsibly, subject to strong and proven operational standards.


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Secretary Sally Jewell 02/25/15
Secretary Jewell to Sign Historic Water Rights Agreement with Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and State of Nevada

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will sign an historic agreement that will guarantee water rights for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation on the Nevada-Idaho border while providing certainty for upstream water users.

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BSEE, BOEM to Discuss Efforts to Ensure Safe and Responsible Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling Operations in the Arctic

BSEE Director Brian Salerno and BOEM Director Abigail R. Hopper will hold a press conference call to discuss latest efforts to ensure future oil and gas exploratory activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf are done safely and responsibly.

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Secretary Jewell to Address Interagency Group on Insular Areas

On Tuesday, February 24, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Jerry Abramson will co-host the 2015 Senior Plenary Session of the Interagency Group on Insular Areas (IGIA).


DOI Videos


ThisWeekFeb27_200 02/27/15
This Week at Interior February 27, 2015

Leaders and delegates from the most distant American territories meet with Interior and White House officials in Washington; the USGS wants to know what's on the menu for your average polar bear; more.


Photo Galleries


Taliesin - view to the northeast across living room - Copyright: Taliesin Preservation, Inc. 01/30/15
10 Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright Nominated to the World Heritage List

This would be the first World Heritage listing for the U.S. in the field of modern architecture. The Wright works would join the Sydney Opera House, the city of Brasilia and the Bauhaus School in Germany as examples of modern architecture.


Other News


Secretary Jewell walks a trail with students 200x200 02/19/15
Let’s Get Every Kid in a Park

From sea to shining sea, our country is home to gorgeous landscapes, vibrant waterways, and historic treasures that all Americans can enjoy