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Secretary Haaland Visits Northern Mariana Islands, Highlights Investments to Protect Cultural and Natural Resources
Office of International Affairs, Insular Affairs, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary Haaland kicked off a week-long visit to the Pacific Islands today in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where she highlighted the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing commitment to protecting and investing in the natural and cultural resources of the U.S. territory.
Interior Department Takes Steps to Modernize Oil and Gas Leasing on Public Lands, Ensure Fair Return to Taxpayers
Bureau of Land Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced new steps to revise the Bureau of Land Management’s oil and gas leasing regulations, which would ensure a balanced approach to development, provide a fair return to taxpayers and ensure that drilling does not conflict with protection of important wildlife habitat or cultural sites.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces First Ever Offshore Wind Lease Sale in the Gulf of Mexico
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today it will hold the first-ever offshore wind energy lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, advancing the Biden-Harris administration’s work to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030 and reach a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035.
Michael Brain Named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
District of Columbia, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation Michael Brain has been named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science. Michael succeeds Tanya Trujillo who was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Water and Science on June 25, 2021, and announced her resignation, effective July 17, 2023.
Biden-Harris Administration Investing $120 Million to Support Tribes Dealing with the Impacts of the Climate Crisis
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Climate Change, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the availability of $120 million in funding through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Tribal communities plan for the most severe climate-related environmental threats to their homelands.
Biden-Harris Administration Leaders Discuss “Good Jobs in the Clean Economy”
Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy, Press Release
Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su, Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff Dan Utech, and other key stakeholders participated in a “Good Jobs in the Clean Economy” event with labor, conservation and environmental justice leaders to discuss how their agencies are collaborating to create good quality jobs in infrastructure, clean energy, manufacturing and technology as part of the President’s Investing in America agenda.
Interior Department, University of Alaska Anchorage Partner to Provide STEM Employment Opportunities to Alaska Native Students
Secretary Deb Haaland, Diversity, Press Release
The Department of the Interior and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) today announced a new partnership that will increase employment opportunities for Alaska Native youth across the Department’s offices and bureaus.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $185 Million for Wildfire Mitigation and Resilience as Part of the Investing in America Agenda
Montana, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Wildland Fire, Press Release
During a visit to Montana today, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau announced a $185 million investment from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support wildland fire management nationwide in fiscal year 2023 and to assist land managers in planning for wildfire management activities in fiscal year 2024.
Assistant Secretary Estenoz Highlights President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda in St. Louis
National Park Service, Missouri, America the Beautiful, Press Release
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz visited St. Louis, Missouri this week to highlight the President’s Investing in America agenda and new and increased funding through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) that are restoring America’s lands and waters and expanding access to the outdoors.
Biden-Harris Administration Invests $660 Million for States to Plug Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells through President’s Investing in America Agenda
Kansas, Orphaned Wells, Orphaned Wells Program, Press Release
Following a community roundtable discussion and site visits with Rep. Sharice Davids today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the availability of nearly $660 million in grant funding to clean up legacy pollution through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Clean Energy, Collaborative Conservation During Investing in America Tour Stops in New York and Vermont
New York, Vermont, Conservation, Energy, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland traveled to New York and Vermont this week to highlight how President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and “Bidenomics” strategy are working to bolster the clean energy economy and tackle the climate crisis through collaborative conservation.
Deputy Secretary Beaudreau Announces New Members to Board of Trustees of The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, Conservation, Press Release
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau today joined local leaders and community members to announce the appointment of three members to the Board of Trustees of The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization established in 1968 between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Government of Puerto Rico.
Interior Department Launches Map to Track Historic Resources Funded by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Nationwide
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Orphaned Wells, Wildland Fire, Conservation, Press Release
Today, the Department of the Interior launched a new interactive map to track the over $7.3 billion invested so far from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in over 1,300 projects nationwide. The tool is the first of its kind from a cabinet agency.
Biden-Harris Administration Approves Third Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Waters
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today announced it has approved the plan for construction and operations of the Ocean Wind 1 project offshore New Jersey.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Investing in America Agenda, Indigenous Knowledge and Collaborative Conservation in Hawaiʻi
Hawaii, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland wrapped up a week-long trip to Hawaiʻi, where she highlighted how President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and “Bidenomics” strategy are helping to protect iconic Hawaiian bird species, strengthen the Native Hawaiian Community, and invest in the science and infrastructure that support our public lands and waters.
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