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Interior Transfers National Bison Range Lands in Trust for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Bureau of Land Management, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
In an important move to restore Tribal homelands, the Department of the Interior announced today the transfer of all lands comprising the National Bison Range.
Secretary Haaland Announces Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive review of the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies.
Secretary Haaland Discusses Significant Investments in Outdoor Recreation, National Parks in Visit to Acadia National Park
National Park Service, Maine, Office of the Secretary, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary Haaland and Maine elected officials highlighted the Biden-Harris administration’s significant investments in public lands and national parks.
White House Announces Additional Nominations to Interior Leadership
Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, District of Columbia, Press Release
The White House today announced the intent to nominate the following officials to serve at the Department of the Interior.
Interior and Commerce Departments Restore Lands to the Native Hawaiian Community
Hawaii, Native Americans, Press Release
As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to honor relationships with Indigenous communities and uphold trust responsibilities, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves today announced the transfer of an 80-acre parcel of surplus federal property at the former NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on O‘ahu for inclusion in the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust.
Biden-Harris Administration Proposes Competitive Lease Sale for Offshore Wind Development for New York and New Jersey
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Secretary Deb Haaland, Climate Change, Energy, Press Release
In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of installing 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Department of the Interior today announced a proposed sale for offshore wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the New York Bight – an area of shallow waters between Long Island and the New Jersey coast.
Interior Department to Explore Offshore Wind Potential in the Gulf of Mexico
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced its intent to assess potential opportunities to advance clean energy development on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
Interior Department’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Makes Significant Investments in Racial Equity, Civil Rights Movement Preservation
National Park Service, History, Diversity, Native Americans, Press Release
As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s whole-of-government approach to advancing equity and justice, the Department of the Interior’s 2022 budget proposal contains major investments in initiatives that advance racial equity and tell the stories of historically underrepresented communities and the struggle for civil rights.
Secretary Haaland Promotes Outdoor Recreation, Designates Ten New National Recreation Trails
National Park Service, Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Press Release
In celebration of National Trails Day on June 5, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced 10 new national recreation trails in eight states, adding more than 160 miles to the National Trails System.
President Biden’s Budget Invests $2.8 Billion to Support Economies, Outdoor Recreation and Access to Public Lands
Bureau of Land Management, Great American Outdoors Act, Press Release
Today, the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture announced their proposed Fiscal Year 2022 allocations of $2.8 billion in projects, grants and programs authorized in the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to support economies, outdoor recreation, and access to public lands.
Interior Department Suspends Oil and Gas Leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Bureau of Land Management, Alaska, Conservation, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today suspended all activities related to the implementation of the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge pending completion of a comprehensive analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Makes Significant Investments in Interior Department
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Press Release
The Department of the Interior’s 2022 budget proposal totals $17.6 billion — an increase of $2.5 billion, or 17 percent, from the 2021 enacted level.
Morgan Rodman Named Executive Director of White House Council on Native American Affairs
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Secretary Deb Haaland, Native Americans, Press Release
Anthony (Morgan) Rodman has been named Executive Director of the White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA). He previously served as WHCNAA Executive Director during the Obama-Biden administration.
Biden-Harris Administration Advances Offshore Wind in the Pacific
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl, and California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced an agreement to advance areas for offshore wind off the northern and central coasts of California.
Interior and Energy Departments Continue Efforts to Advance Offshore Safety and Environmental Sustainability
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Press Release
As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to improving the safety and environmental sustainability of offshore energy development, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the U.S. Department of Energy have entered into a cooperative agreement with Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station to support the ongoing operation and maintenance of the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI).
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