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Secretary Haaland Visits Virginia to Highlight How President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Is Helping Build Healthy Communities
Virginia, America the Beautiful, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited Blue Ridge Parkway today to highlight how President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is helping to build healthy communities by restoring ecosystems and remediating abandoned mine sites.
Interior Department Hosts Interagency Meeting on Utilizing Science to Inform Climate Security Policy
U.S. Geological Survey, District of Columbia, Climate Change, Science, Press Release
Interior this week led an interagency meeting focused on using science and data to combat the impacts of the climate crisis around the globe.
Government Shutdown Will Close America’s National Parks, Impede Visitor Access
National Park Service, Press Release
The Department of the Interior is committed to upholding the highest standards of public access to and maintenance of America’s national parks and public lands.
Reflecting America’s Rapid and Accelerating Shift to Clean Energy, Interior Department Announces Fewest Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales in History in Proposed Final Program for 2024–2029
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
Consistent with the requirements of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) concerning offshore conventional and renewable energy leasing, the Department of the Interior today released the Proposed Final Program and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 2024–2029 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program).
Secretary Haaland Announces New Policies to Strengthen Climate Adaptation and Resilience Efforts
District of Columbia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Climate Change, Press Release
In remarks today as part of the White House Summit on Building Climate Resilient Communities, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the publication of new policies to strengthen the Department’s ability to meet its mission in the face of a changing climate.
Interior Department Announces Progress to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics Across Public Lands
District of Columbia, Climate Change, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that all bureaus and offices have finalized sustainable procurement plans to phase out single-use plastics on public lands within the next decade.
Biden-Harris Administration Advances Historic Commitment to Protect the Civil Rights of All Americans
Washington, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights, Press Release
Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior joined seven other agencies across the federal government to clarify for the first time in writing that Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits certain forms of antisemitism, Islamophobia and related discrimination.
Biden-Harris Administration Makes $328 Million Available for Drought and Climate Resiliency Projects as Part of President’s Investing in America Agenda
Bureau of Reclamation, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced up to $328 million in funding opportunities available through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, a key pillar of Bidenomics, to help communities address impacts of climate change through water recycling, water storage and desalination projects. The funds come primarily from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s WaterSMART and Small Storage programs, as well as through annual appropriations, and the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act.
Biden-Harris Administration’s Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission Releases Report Outlining Comprehensive Recommendations to Change the Nation’s Relationship with Wildfire
District of Columbia, Wildland Fire, Press Release
Today, the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission released its report outlining a comprehensive, consensus-based set of recommendations to Congress to address the nation’s wildfire crisis.
Secretary Haaland Visits Colorado to Highlight Work Underway Through President’s Investing in America Agenda to Create Jobs, Address Legacy Pollution
Colorado, Great American Outdoors Act, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was in Colorado this week to highlight how investments being made through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda are putting people to work to plug, reclaim and remediate orphaned oil and gas wells, and reduce the risk of wildland fire.
Interior Department Launches Effort to Preserve Federal Indian Boarding School Oral History
District of Columbia, Native Americans, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the launch of an oral history project that will document and make accessible the experiences of the generations of Indigenous children who attended the federal boarding school system.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Locally Led Conservation Efforts in Visit to Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
Bureau of Land Management, California, Secretary Deb Haaland, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary Haaland and Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning visited Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument this weekend to meet with federal, Tribal, state and local officials, and community members to learn about their vision for conserving the natural and cultural resources in the region.
President’s Investing in America Agenda Provides Resources for Tribal Nations to Address Legacy Pollution
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Orphaned Wells, Orphaned Wells Program, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced nearly $40 million in a first phase of funding through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Tribal communities plug and remediate orphaned oil and gas wells across Indian Country.
Biden-Harris Administration, Tribes Reach Historic Agreement Supporting Efforts to Restore Healthy and Abundant Salmon Populations to Upper Columbia River Basin
Secretary Deb Haaland, Conservation, Press Release
The Biden-Harris administration today announced a historic agreement to support Tribally led efforts to restore healthy and abundant salmon populations in the Upper Columbia River Basin.
Secretary Haaland Announces $15 Million Commitment to Support Indian Youth Service Corps through President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda
Secretary Deb Haaland, Conservation, Press Release
During Climate Week 2023, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced a $15 million commitment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to the Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC) and other programs supporting the next generation of conservation and climate stewards.
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