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Press Releases


Wind turbine 11/24/14
Interior to Auction More Than 742,000 Acres Offshore Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development

If fully developed, the area being offered could support between 4 and 5 gigawatts of commercial wind generation, enough electricity to power over 1.4 million homes. To date, BOEM has awarded seven commercial wind energy leases off the Atlantic coast

Bureau of Land Management 11/21/14
Secretary Jewell, Governor Hickenlooper, Colorado Congressional Delegation Announce Landmark Settlement for Colorado’s Roan Plateau that Balances Conservation, Oil & Gas Development

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Michael Bennet to announce a landmark settlement agreement that will help protect the Roan Plateau near Rifle, Colorado, while also encouraging natural gas

Land buy-back program for Tribal Nations logo without words 200x200 11/20/14
Deputy Secretary Connor Outlines Accomplishments, Next Tribal Locations for $1.9 Billion Land Buy-Back Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that the Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) has paid more than $225 million to individual American Indians


Media Advisories


Secretary Jewell at Tribal Nations Conference 11/26/14
Secretary Jewell to Deliver Remarks, Lead Panel Discussions at 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference

Secretary Jewell will deliver remarks during the opening ceremony of the 6th annual conference and will join panel discussions on Indian education reform and climate change, along with other stakeholder meetings and briefings.

Secretary Sally Jewell 11/21/14
TODAY: Secretary Jewell, Gov. Hickenlooper, Senator Bennet Announce Major Development Regarding Roan Plateau

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Gov. John Hickenlooper, Senator Michael Bennet, Director of the Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze and other elected officials for an announcement regarding the Roan Plateau.

Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 11/19/14
Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor to Discuss Accomplishments, Additional Steps in Implementation of Tribal Land Buy-Back Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, November 20, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor will host a news media teleconference to discuss the year-to-date accomplishments and next schedule for the continued implementation


DOI Videos


Sally_200 11/26/14
Thanksgiving Message from the Secretary

Happy Thanksgiving to all Interior employees from Secretary Jewell.


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


Dan Ashe head shot 09/19/14
Celebrating a Milestone in Conservation – and the Law that Made it Possible

Just a few weeks ago, I was at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History remembering an unfortunately dark moment in conservation history – exactly a century before, on September 1, 1914, the last known passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo.