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President Biden Signs Law to Expand and Redesignate Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park
National Park Service, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland joined President Biden as he signed the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park Expansion and Redesignation Act into law today, providing for inclusion of additional related sites in the National Park System to reflect a more complete story of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation in public schools in 1954.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces More than $68 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Conserve and Strengthen Ecosystems and Economies
America the Beautiful, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Biden-Harris administration today announced that 125 ecosystem restoration projects in over 20 states, Tribes and territories will receive nearly $68.4 million in fiscal year 2022 funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Winners of Carolina Long Bay Offshore Wind Energy Auction
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, North Carolina, South Carolina, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced results from its wind energy auction in the Carolina Long Bay area, the second major offshore wind lease sale this year and a significant milestone towards achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030.
Department of the Interior Releases Investigative Report, Outlines Next Steps in Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
Secretary Deb Haaland, Native Americans, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland today released Volume 1 of the investigative report called for as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive effort to address the troubled legacy of federal Indian boarding school policies.
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz Tours Civil Rights Sites in Illinois
National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz visited Illinois today, where she toured several sites that honor individuals and events that advanced the Civil Rights Movement and discussed the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing work to strengthen equity and social justice, including efforts to help tell a more complete story of America.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $240 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Repair Aging Water Infrastructure
Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona, California, Colorado, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced an investment of $240.4 million for infrastructure repairs in fiscal year 2022 from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program, facilitated through the Bureau of Reclamation, includes significant repairs on canal linings, dam spillways and water pipeline replacements.
Secretary Haaland Announces $61 Million to Increase Outdoor Access in Urban Spaces
America the Beautiful, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz visited Minnesota today to announce $61.1 million in grant funding is available to communities in 26 cities across the United States to create new parks and trails, or substantial renovations to existing parks, through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program.
Departments of the Interior and Justice Take Important Step in Addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Crisis
Secretary Deb Haaland, Native Americans, Press Release
Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco will recognize National Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day with a virtual event to highlight the Not Invisible Act Commission.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments for Irrigation and Power Projects Across Indian Country
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Arizona, Montana, Washington, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the allocation of nearly $10 million in fiscal year 2022 funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for irrigation projects and power utilities owned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
Secretary Haaland Highlights Efforts to Increase Equitable Access to the Outdoors During Detroit Visit
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan, America the Beautiful, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited Detroit, Michigan, today where she toured the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and highlighted the Department’s efforts to increase equitable public access to outdoor spaces.
Deputy Secretary Beaudreau Highlights Clean Energy, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Water Resilience in New Mexico Visit
New Mexico, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau completed a multi-day visit to Albuquerque today where he met with state, local, and Tribal leaders, Interior Department employees and community members to highlight President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $10 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments for Tribal Water Systems
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Water Challenges, Native Americans, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that $10.65 million provided by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will be used for vital repairs and upgrades for Indian Affairs-owned water systems.
Interior Department Disburses Over $252 Million to Gulf States, Supporting Coastal Restoration and Conservation
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Press Release
The Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue today announced distribution of over $252 million in fiscal year 2021 energy revenues to the four offshore Gulf oil and gas producing states – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas – and their coastal political subdivisions (CPS), such as counties and parishes.
Interior Department Museum Reopens to the Public
District of Columbia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Museum, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today that the Interior Museum is reopening to the public on May 2. Public tours of the building's New Deal-era murals will also resume with advance reservations. The museum had been closed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden-Harris Administration Advances Three Transmission Projects to Connect More Clean Energy to the Grid
Bureau of Land Management, Energy, Press Release
The Biden-Harris administration through the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced significant milestones on three transmission projects that will carry renewable energy across the West, underscoring President Biden’s commitment to accelerating the needed expansion and modernization of America’s power infrastructure to create good-paying union jobs and deliver affordable clean energy to American businesses and homeowners.
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