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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.

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This Week at Interior August 30, 2013

Crowds brave rainy skies to turn out on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington; the raging Rim Fire continues to threaten Yosemite National Park; a new study detects more water on the Moon; more.

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This Week at Interior August 23, 2013

The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group has elevated the fire preparedness level to 5 for the fifth time in the last ten years, as Secretary Jewell calls on the nation to prepare to fight wildfires and protect our homes and communities; more.

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This Week at Interior August 16, 2013

Secretary Jewell talks renewable energy at the Clean Energy Summit 6.0 in Las Vegas, coastal resilience during a visit to New York City, and public-private partnership to fight climate change during a conference call with business leaders; more.

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This Week at Interior August 9, 2013

Secretary Jewell visits energy facilities and parks in North Dakota, and the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan joins her there to talk education and tribal issues; more.

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This Week at Interior August 2, 2013

A new report outlines the positive impact of Interior on the national economy; Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor is tapped for Deputy Interior Secretary; it's the first meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs; more.

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Secretary Jewell Signs Water Rights Agreement

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell signs an historic agreement at the Department of the Interior guaranteeing water rights for the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona.

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Secretary Jewell at Korean War 60th Anniversary

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell gives welcoming remarks at ceremonies honoring the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. See the entire ceremony at

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This Week at Interior July 26, 2013

A second sale of offshore wind energy leases; President Obama, Secretary Jewell, and others will take part in ceremonies commemorating the Korean War Armistice; and staff from the USFWS take part in a special outing for kids with cerebral palsy.

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This Week at Interior July 19, 2013

Interior joins USDA and Colorado officials to help mitigate wildfire risks; the Secretary marks her 100th day on the job at the Outdoor Nation Summit; and volcano scientists from around the world learn how to limit volcanic threats to life and property.