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President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds Newly Executed Navajo-Utah Water Rights Settlement
Utah, Office of the Secretary, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo joined Senator Mitt Romney, Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson, and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez today to execute the Navajo-Utah Water Rights Settlement Agreement.
Biden-Harris Administration Proposes First-Ever California Offshore Wind Lease Sale
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the next steps for and welcomed public comment on offshore wind lease sales in two regions on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore California. This is the first-ever offshore wind lease sale proposed on America’s west coast.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $33 Million Infrastructure Investment to Address Legacy Pollution, Spur Good-Paying Jobs on Public Lands
District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced a $33 million investment through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to put people to work plugging, remediating and reclaiming orphaned oil and gas wells in national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and on other public lands.
Biden-Harris Administration Releases Draft Guidance, Invites Public Comment on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Abandoned Mine Land Grant Program
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Today, the Department of the Interior released draft guidance for eligible states and the Navajo Nation on how to apply for the first $725 million in funding available for reclaiming abandoned mine lands (AML) as part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Secretary Haaland Highlights President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Indian Country, Water Infrastructure in Montana
Montana, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Native Americans, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited Montana last week, where she met with several Tribes across the state to discuss the Department’s commitment to strengthening Indian Country and highlight how funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes historic investments in rural and Indigenous communities.
Secretary Haaland Provides Updates on Offshore Leasing Program During Senate Testimony
Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy, Press Release
During testimony before the U.S Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland confirmed that, despite delays in implementation from the previous Administration, the Interior Department will release the Proposed Program - the next step in the five-year offshore energy planning process - by June 30, 2022, which is the expiration of the current program. A Proposed Program is not a decision to issue specific leases or to authorize any drilling or development.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments for Dam Safety Programs in Tribal Communities
Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced $29 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to invest in Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Irrigation, Power, and Safety of Dams programs.
Deputy Secretary Beaudreau Highlights Biden-Harris Administration Infrastructure Investments in Texas
Texas, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau visited Texas this week to highlight investments through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program that will enable urban communities to create new outdoor recreation spaces, reinvigorate existing parks, and form connections between people and the outdoors in economically underserved communities.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Biden-Harris Administration’s Commitment to Strengthening Indian Country, Telling America’s Story in Kansas
District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited Kansas this weekend to highlight the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to strengthening and empowering Indian Country, including increasing access to voter registration for Indigenous peoples.
President Biden Signs Law to Expand and Redesignate Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park
National Park Service, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland joined President Biden as he signed the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park Expansion and Redesignation Act into law today, providing for inclusion of additional related sites in the National Park System to reflect a more complete story of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation in public schools in 1954.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces More than $68 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Conserve and Strengthen Ecosystems and Economies
America the Beautiful, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Biden-Harris administration today announced that 125 ecosystem restoration projects in over 20 states, Tribes and territories will receive nearly $68.4 million in fiscal year 2022 funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Winners of Carolina Long Bay Offshore Wind Energy Auction
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, North Carolina, South Carolina, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced results from its wind energy auction in the Carolina Long Bay area, the second major offshore wind lease sale this year and a significant milestone towards achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030.
Department of the Interior Releases Investigative Report, Outlines Next Steps in Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
Secretary Deb Haaland, Native Americans, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland today released Volume 1 of the investigative report called for as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive effort to address the troubled legacy of federal Indian boarding school policies.
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz Tours Civil Rights Sites in Illinois
National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz visited Illinois today, where she toured several sites that honor individuals and events that advanced the Civil Rights Movement and discussed the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing work to strengthen equity and social justice, including efforts to help tell a more complete story of America.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $240 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Repair Aging Water Infrastructure
Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona, California, Colorado, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced an investment of $240.4 million for infrastructure repairs in fiscal year 2022 from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program, facilitated through the Bureau of Reclamation, includes significant repairs on canal linings, dam spillways and water pipeline replacements.
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