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Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Secretary Jewell, Governor Kitzhaber to Announce Milestone for Oregon's Offshore Wind Future
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PORTLAND, Oregon – On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy Beaudreau to make an announcement regarding an innovative effort to tap into the vast offshore wind energy resources along the West Coast.
Jewell's Oregon visit comes on the heels of President Obama's State of the Union address where he laid out actions to move the economy toward clean energy sources, reduce carbon pollution and create jobs. Through his Climate Action Plan, President Obama has challenged Interior to spur the development of clean energy by approving 20,000 megawatts on public lands and waters by 2020 – enough to power approximately 6 million American homes.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior John Kitzhaber, Governor of Oregon Tommy Beaudreau, BOEM Director
Clean Energy Announcement
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
11:00 am PST
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – Theory Room
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
NOTE: Media who are not able to attend can use the following listen-only call-in
Media wishing to attend the event should RSVP here by 6:00 pm PST on Tuesday, February 4.