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Press Releases

Eagle-shaped land buy-back program for Tribal Nations logo 04/20/15
Interior Department, Navajo Nation Partner to Implement Land Buy-Back Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor announced today that the Department has entered a cooperative agreement with the Navajo Nation to further implement the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).

Secretary Sally Jewell stands at a podium outside. 04/17/15
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Statement on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

“The Obama Administration is committed to opening up new markets to U.S. exports and making sure that countries practice fair labor standards and environmental rules if they want to send their goods to the U.S."

Oil rig at sunset 04/17/15
Interior Department Seeks Public Dialogue on Reform of Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Regulations

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to seek public comment on potential updates to BLM rules governing oil and gas royalty rates.

Media Advisories

Sage grouse in a field 04/17/15
Secretary Jewell, Gov. Sandoval to Make Important Conservation Announcement

On Tuesday, April 21, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will make an important conservation announcement highlighting an effective partnership for the conservation of the bi-state (Nevada and California) population of greater sage-grouse.

Secretary Sally Jewell speaks at a podium 04/16/15
Secretary Jewell to Address IHS Energy CERAWEEK on Reforms for Safe and Prosperous Energy Future

On the five-year mark of the Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill, Secretary Jewell will discuss the sweeping reforms that the Interior Department has put in place to make offshore oil and gas exploration and development safer and more responsible.

Secretary Sally Jewell 04/15/15
Secretary Jewell to Speak on the Importance of America’s Growing Outdoor Economy

On Thursday, April 16, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver remarks highlighting the growing importance of public lands and waters to businesses across the country.

DOI Videos

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This Week at Interior April 3, 2015

The official kickoff of the Find Your Park campaign; Secretary Jewell in Hawaii for the official dedication of a new national monument; a roundtable discussion in Seattle with business leaders on the economic value of outdoor recreation; 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

Secretary Jewell 03/20/15
Secretary Sally Jewell: Commonsense Rules for Safe and Responsible Energy Development

As Secretary of the Interior, I am fortunate to oversee American treasures like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and the Everglades.These are places owned by each and every American.