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Happy Holidays from the Department of the Interior

Happy Holidays from the Department of the Interior


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This Week at Interior December 13, 2013

A historic agreement between the Department of the Interior and the Oglala Sioux Tribe; the Secretary travels west to talk conservation and water issues; land in the southern Chesapeake Bay region is sinking; a polar bear summit concludes in Moscow; more.


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This Week at Interior, December 6, 2013

This week: Secretary Jewell helps unveil a plan dedicating $627 million Gulf restoration projects, water rights issues in the Klamath Basin area see real progress, and we get a peek at Lythronax argestes (A.K.A., "The King of Gore of the Southwest").


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Secretary Jewell's Thanksgiving Day Message to Interior Employees

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell thanks Interior Department employees for all their hard work in 2013, and sends her best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving holiday.


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This Week at Interior November 22, 2013

Secretary Jewell joins other dignitaries to mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address; the Secretary travels to Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge to talk about private/public conservation efforts; more.


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Secretary Jewell at Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gives the keynote address at ceremonies marking the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.


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This Week at Interior November 15, 2013

The Department of the Interior hosts the 2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference; it's thumbs up for the high-voltage transmission project Gateway West; another high-flow release at Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam; more.


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White House Tribal Nations Conference

"The White House Tribal National Conference is an opportunity to connect tribal leaders across the country directly with President Obama and his Administration as we work together toward tribal self-determination and self-governance." - Sec. Sally Jewell


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This Week at Interior November 8, 2013

Secretary Jewell announces a new report that shows America's national wildlife refuges mean business, contributing $2.4 billion to local economies and supporting 35,000 jobs; a salute to the nation's veterans as Veterans Day approaches; more.


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This Week at Interior November 1, 2013

Secretary Jewell makes a major address at the National Press Club, and calls it our moral obligation as a people that we act now to conserve and protect our national treasures for future generations; more.


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This Week at Interior October 25, 2013

As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, Secretary Jewell announces $162 million in storm protection and mitigation projects on the Atlantic Coast. More.


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This Week at Interior October 18, 2013

Secretary Jewell welcomes back Interior employees as they return to work after the government shutdown. 70,000 Interior employees are back on the job, as national parks, wildlife refuges, public lands, energy bureaus, and BIA offices begin to re-open.


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This Week at Interior September 27, 2013

The first ever live webchat from the Interior Department roof, to mark the 20th National Public Lands Day; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces plans to expand hunting and fishing programs; more.


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National Public Lands Day Live Chat with Secretary Jewell

In advance of National Public Lands Day (September 28) Secretary Sally Jewell hosted an online chat from the roof of the Department of the Interior.


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Summer in America's Great Outdoors

This summer we asked you to send in photos of your travels to America's public lands and boy did you respond. We received over 1300 photos from all across the country. Above is just a sampling of what you sent in.


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This Week at Interior September 20, 2013

Interior assets and personnel in Colorado assess their condition in the wake of record-setting rain; history made this week with the signing of the first-ever competitive lease for renewable energy in federal waters; more.


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Secretary Jewell signs first ever competitive offshore wind energy lease

Secretary Jewell signs the first federal offshore wind lease.


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This Week at Interior September 13, 2013

On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Secretary Jewell takes part in ceremonies honoring the passengers and crew of United Flight 93; the National Park Service launches a new portal aimed at using NPS sites as teaching tools; more.


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This Week at Interior September 6, 2013

The Rim Fire burning in Yosemite is now the largest in that park's history; its the second competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters; Secretary Jewell wraps up her tour of Alaska; a blind kayaker travels the entire Grand Canyon; more.