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David Applegate Sworn In as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey, District of Columbia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Climate Change, Press Release
David Applegate was sworn in as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today.
This Week at Interior August 12, 2022
News and headlines from Interior August 12, 2022
Interior Department Announces Next Steps for Selection by Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veterans on Millions of Acres of Federal Lands
Bureau of Land Management, District of Columbia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Veterans, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that it has completed the final step to begin processing applications received from eligible Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans.
Interior Department Leaders Highlight Biden-Harris Administration’s Commitment to Strengthening Indian Country, Environmental Protections at United Nations Conference
Native Americans, Press Release
Leaders from the Interior are representing the Biden-Harris administration this week in Geneva, Switzerland at the 107th session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Assistant Secretary Trujillo Joins Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funded South Dakota Water Project
Bureau of Reclamation, Montana, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Assistant Secretary Trujillo joined Bureau of Reclamation leaders at a ribbon cutting event to celebrate a $75.5 million investment into the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System.
Secretary Haaland Announces Members of the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names
District of Columbia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Native Americans, Press Release
On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Secretary Haaland announced the members of the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names.
Interior Department Announces Full Operation of Palen Solar Project in California
Bureau of Land Management, District of Columbia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Climate Change, Press Release
Interior today announced that the Palen Solar Project, a 457-megawatt photovoltaic facility in Riverside County, California, has reached full power operation.
Secretary Haaland Celebrates Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
District of Columbia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Today, Secretary Haaland released a statement following the Senate’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act.
Carmen G. Cantor Sworn In as Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs
District of Columbia, Insular and International Affairs, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Carmen G. Cantor was sworn in today as Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs by Secretary Deb Haaland.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Continued Progress to Improve Conditions for Salmon and Other Native Fish in the Columbia River Basin
America the Beautiful, Conservation, Native Americans, Press Release
The Biden-Harris administration today announced an important step to continue charting a path forward in a longstanding Columbia River Basin dispute regarding the operation of 14 federal dams and their impacts on the region's salmon, steelhead, and other native fish populations.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $725 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Clean Up Legacy Pollution
Bureau of Reclamation, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that nearly $725 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is available to 22 states and the Navajo Nation to create good-paying union jobs and catalyze economic opportunity in coal communities by reclaiming abandoned mine lands (AML).
Federal Coalition Announces National Summit to Improve High-Speed Internet on Tribal Lands
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
A coalition of federal agencies today announced next steps as part of the Biden-Harris administration's all-of-government approach to addressing how to close the digital divide and increase internet access across Indian Country and the Native Hawaiian Community.
Interior Department Releases Coordinated Approach to Better Protect Fossils on Federal Lands
Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today published a final rule to implement the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act and provide standards for a coordinated management approach to better protect fossils on federal lands.
This Week at Interior July 29, 2022
News and headlines from Interior, July 29, 2022
Interior Department Announces $192 Million to Create Public Parks, Expand Recreation Opportunities in Urban Areas
National Park Service, District of Columbia, America the Beautiful, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Interior today announced that the National Park Service will distribute $192 million to local communities through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership grant program.
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