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Interior Department Takes Steps to Increase Voter Registration in Indigenous Communities
Secretary Deb Haaland, White House, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that it is working with states to formally designate the Department-operated post-secondary Tribal institutions – Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in New Mexico – as voter registration agencies under the National Voter Registration Act.
Interior Department Invests $100 Million in First Dam Safety Project Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Bureau of Reclamation, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Water Challenges, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation is providing project-specific funding of $100 million for the modification of B.F. Sisk Dam in California.
During West Virginia Visit, Secretary Haaland Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Legacy Pollution Clean-Up
West Virginia, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited West Virginia today, where she and Senator Joe Manchin highlighted the investments in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address legacy pollution and abandoned mine lands, create good-paying union jobs, help communities eliminate dangerous conditions, and lay the foundation for future economic development.
President Biden Designates Amache National Historic Site as America’s Newest National Park
National Park Service, Colorado, Press Release
President Biden signed the Amache National Historic Site Act today, designating the Amache site in Granada, Colorado as part of the National Park System.
Secretary Haaland Takes Equity and Inclusion to the Next Level at SXSW
Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland attended SXSW yesterday where she outlined Auntie Deb’s Guide to Equity & Inclusion.
Biden-Harris Administration Releases Draft Guidance, Invites Public Comment on New Orphaned Well Program
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today released draft guidance to states on how to apply for the first $775 million in grant funding available this year under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to create jobs cleaning up polluted and unsafe orphaned oil and gas well sites across the country.
Deputy Secretary Beaudreau Highlights Investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Western Tour
Bureau of Land Management, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Press Release
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau visited Idaho, Washington and Oregon on a three-day swing this week to highlight the historic investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for wildfire resilience, conservation and ecosystem restoration.
White House Announces Nomination to Lead Insular and International Affairs at the Department of the Interior
Puerto Rico, Insular and International Affairs, Insular Affairs, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
The White House today announced the intent to nominate Carmen G. Cantor to be Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs at the Department of the Interior. The nomination will now be considered by the U.S. Senate.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Ecosystem Restoration During Maryland Visit
Maryland, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was in Maryland for a second day today to meet with local elected and community leaders, students, and Interior Department employees to highlight President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s critical investments in ecosystem restoration, infrastructure resilience, and economic opportunities.
Secretary Haaland Visits Maryland to Honor Harriet Tubman Day
Maryland, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
As part of the Department’s ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland honored Harriet Tubman Day today with visits to sites that speak to the agency’s ongoing efforts to better tell America’s story.
Biden-Harris Administration Issues Call for Wildfire Commission Member Applications
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Wildland Fire, Press Release
The Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, and Homeland Security through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now accepting applications for members to the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission.
White House Council on Native American Affairs Discusses Interagency Effort to Protect and Increase Access to Indigenous Sacred Sites
Native Americans, Press Release
The White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) convened an engagement session with Tribal leaders and Native Hawaiian Organizations today focused on implementing a new interagency initiative to improve the protection of and access to Indigenous sacred sites through enhanced and improved interdepartmental coordination, collaboration and action.
Martha Williams Sworn In as Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Martha Williams was sworn in as Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service by Secretary Deb Haaland today. Martha has been serving as Principal Deputy Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service since January 20, 2021, exercising the delegable authority of the Director.
White House Announces Nominee to Lead US Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey, Press Release
The White House today announced the intent to nominate David Applegate as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). David is currently the Associate Director for Natural Hazards, exercising the delegated authority of the Director. The nomination will now be considered by the U.S. Senate.
Interior Department Begins Implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments to Build Ecosystem Resilience, Habitat Restoration in Klamath Basin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California, Oregon, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting proposals for restoration activities that address high-priority Klamath Basin challenges in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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