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ThisWeekJuly2_200 07/02/15
This Week at Interior July 2, 2015

Secretary Jewell travels to Asia; Team Rubicon heads for Alaska to fight wildfires; USGS knows the biggest threat to polar bears; a new rule for tribal recognition; changing policy to allow photos on White House tours; more.


ThusWeekJune26_200 06/26/15
This Week at Interior June 26, 2015

A new study shows the devastating effects of climate change on national park infrastructure, PILT payments from Interior put more than $400m into local treasuries; marking the 15th anniversary of the National Conservation Lands system; more.


ThisWeekJune19_200 06/19/15
This Week at Interior June 19, 2015

Secretary Jewell on hand in Times Square as the Fish and Wildlife Service conducts its second Ivory Crush; the Secretary welcomes new American citizens to mark Immigrant Heritage Month; $6.5m in water grants for drought stricken California; more.


ThisWeekJune12_200 06/12/15
This Week at Interior June 12, 2015

Secretary Jewell joins firefighters to talk about the growing threat of wildfires; the Fish and Wildlife Service proposes expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities; a surprising new study linking North America to a now-distant continent; more.


ThisWeekJune5_200 06/05/15
This Week at Interior June 5, 2015

Baltimore is selected to be one of the 50 cities taking part in Interior's youth initiative; Secretary Jewell joins a world-famous rock climber to promote "Every Kid in a Park"; 10 new national recreation trails are announced; more.


ThisWeek_200 05/29/15
This Week at Interior May 29, 2015

Secretary Jewell visits Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma, part of her listening tour for Native American Youth; survival prospects are improving for the Florida manatee; and two bear cubs in Yosemite National Park have stolen America's heart; more.


ThisWeekMay22_200 05/22/15
This Week at Interior May 22, 2015

A major announcement on strategies to fight wildfires on sagebrush landscapes and rangelands; nearly $50m water projects to fight drought in California and eleven other states; a proposal to remove an iconic animal from the Endangered Species List; more.


ThisWeekMay15_200 05/15/15
This Week at Interior May 15, 2015

Federal officials and community leaders come together for the annual AAPI Summit; a solemn ceremony to honor those law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty; the USGS continues to monitor earthquake aftershocks in Nepal; more.


ThisWeekMay8_200 05/08/15
This Week at Interior May 8, 2015

Senior Interior officials tour drought-stricken areas of the West; Deputy Secretary Connor honors fallen law enforcement officers in New Mexico; marking 70 years since the Victory in Europe during World War II; more.


ThisWeekMay1_200 05/01/15
This Week at Interior May 1, 2015

Secretary Jewell announces funding for sagebrush land protection projects in the Great Basin region; finalized regulations for valuation of oil produced on Native American lands; a donation to help restore the Marine Corps War Memorial; more.


ThisWeekApril25_200 04/24/15
This Week at Interior April 24, 2015

President Obama and Secretary Jewell mark Earth Day 2015 with a visit to Florida's Everglades; a multi-agency initiative to fight climate change's effects; the results of the first-ever carbon storage assessment in national parks; more.


ThisWeekApril17_200 04/17/15
This Week at Interior April 17, 2015

Secretary Jewell takes part in ceremonies marking the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; new well regulation proposed to ensure safe offshore gas and oil development; how your smartphone could become an earthquake detect; more.


ThisWeekApril10_200 04/10/15
This Week at Interior April 10, 2015

Secretary Jewell in Georgia and Virginia to call for full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund; two new Sentinel Landscapes are announced; a new USGS synthesis on methane trapped in Arctic permafrost; more.


ThisWeekApril3_200 04/03/15
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.


ThisWeekMarch27_200 03/27/15
This Week at Interior March 27, 2015

Secretary Jewell heads west for a panel discussion at the University of California at Berkeley on public education and public lands, and to celebrate Women's History Month at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Homefront National Historic Park; more.


ThisWeekMarch20_200 03/20/15
This Week at Interior March 20, 2015

Secretary Jewell offers her vision for a safe, secure, and prosperous future for American energy; an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico; and the USGS is among the partners releasing a report this week on frozen methane deposits around the world.


CSIS_200 03/18/15
Secretary Jewell Offers Vision for Balanced, Prosperous Energy Future

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell lays out the Department’s priorities for strengthening our nation’s economy with a balanced, prosperous energy future over the next two years.


ThisWeekMarch13_200 03/13/15
This Week at Interior March 13, 2015

Interior is now closer to its goal of one million volunteers on public lands, thanks to a $5m donation from American Express; more.


ThisWeekMarch6_200 03/06/15
This Week at Interior March 6, 2015

Secretary Jewell and other Interior officials mark World Wildlife Day; Fish and Wildlife announces $45m in grants; the National Park Service announces when Washington DC's famous cherry blossom trees will hit their peak bloom; more.


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.