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Biden-Harris Administration Holds First-Ever Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Energy Auction
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today held the first-ever offshore wind energy auction for the Gulf of Mexico region, resulting in one lease area receiving a high bid of $5.6 million.
Assistant Secretary Estenoz Highlights President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda in Tennessee
National Park Service, Tennessee, Great American Outdoors Act, Press Release
As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 107th birthday, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz traveled to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee today to highlight investments from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA).
This Week at Interior August 25, 2023
News and headlines from Interior, August 25, 2023
Deputy Secretary Beaudreau, White House Infrastructure Coordinator Landrieu Highlight President’s Investing in America Agenda in Alaska
Alaska, Great American Outdoors Act, Climate Change, Conservation, Press Release
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau and Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu were in Alaska this week to highlight how historic resources from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda are supporting Tribal communities impacted by climate change and advancing co-stewardship and salmon conservation across the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Norton Sound Region.
Biden-Harris Administration Approves Fourth Major Offshore Wind Project
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced its approval of the Revolution Wind project. Located about 15 nautical miles southeast of Point Judith, Rhode Island, the project will have an estimated capacity of 704 megawatts of clean energy, capable of powering nearly 250,000 homes.
Interior Department Finalizes Well Control Rule to Strengthen Offshore Safety Standards
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced new measures to enhance worker safety and ensure offshore oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf are conducted with the utmost safety and oversight standards.
Interior Department Mobilizing Support as Part of All of Government Response to Devastating Fires on Maui
Hawaii, Wildland Fire, Press Release
The Biden-Harris administration has mobilized a robust whole-of-government response effort to support immediate and long-term rescue and recovery efforts in Maui, Hawai’i.
National Park Visitation Sets New Record as Economic Engines
National Park Service, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2022 resulted in a record high $50.3 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 378,400 jobs.
This Week at Interior August 18, 2023
News and headlines from Interior, August 18, 2023
Secretary Haaland Leads U.S. Delegation for Inauguration of Paraguay President Peña
Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland this week led the United States presidential delegation to the Inauguration of His Excellency Santiago Peña. Secretary Haaland was joined by U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay Marc Ostfield, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States Francisco O. Mora, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Todd D. Robinson, and U.S. Representative Norma Torres.
President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Funds Launch of New Tribal Electrification Program
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the launch of a new program and availability of $72.5 million in initial funding through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Tribal communities electrify homes.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $50 Million to Enhance Key Water Infrastructure in the Upper Colorado River Basin Through President’s Investing in America Agenda
Bureau of Reclamation, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced $50 million over the next five years to improve key water infrastructure and enhance drought-related data collection across the Upper Colorado River Basin.
This Week at Interior August 11, 2023
News and headlines from Interior, August 11, 2023
Secretaries Haaland and Vilsack Applaud President Biden’s Designation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni - Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument
Arizona, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Today, President Biden established the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni -Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument in northern Arizona, an area considered sacred by many Tribal Nations in the Southwest and renowned for its natural, cultural, economic, scientific and historic resources and broad recreation opportunities.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $44 Million to Restore and Strengthen Climate Resilience Across America’s National Parks as Part of Investing in America Agenda
National Park Service, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Today, the Department of the Interior announced over $44 million from the Biden-Harris administration’s Investing in America agenda to meet critical ecosystem resilience, restoration and environmental planning needs for the National Park Service in fiscal year 2023.
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