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Biden-Harris Administration Sets Offshore Energy Records with $4.37 Billion in Winning Bids for Wind Sale
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the results of the nation’s highest-grossing competitive offshore energy lease sale in history, including oil and gas lease sales, with the New York Bight offshore wind sale.
In Arizona Visit, Secretary Haaland Highlights Interior’s Commitment to Indian Country, Investments in Water and Drought Resilience
Arizona, Secretary Deb Haaland, Water Challenges, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo traveled to Phoenix, Arizona this week to underscore the Department of the Interior’s commitment to Indian Country and the historic investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address the Western water crisis.
Tribes to Receive $1.7 Billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Fulfill Indian Water Rights Settlements
Arizona, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Water Challenges, Native Americans, Press Release
Following a trip to the Gila River Indian Community with members of the Arizona congressional delegation today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the Department’s plan to fulfill settlements of Indian water rights claims using historic funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Interior Department Launches Interagency Working Group on Mining Reform
Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that it will launch a new interagency working group on reforming hardrock mining laws, regulations and permitting policies in the United States.
Interior Department Announces Next Steps to Remove “Sq___” from Federal Lands
Secretary Deb Haaland, Native Americans, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced a list of candidate replacement names for more than 660 geographic features with the name “squaw,” which was officially declared a derogatory term as a result of Secretary’s Order 3404.
Secretary Haaland, Colorado Leaders Announce Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Build New USGS Research Building
Colorado, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Colorado leaders today announced $167 million in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding has been allocated to replace deteriorating laboratories used by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey working on critical energy and mineral programs.
Interior Department Takes Action to Foster Equity and Inclusion Across Its Bureaus
Secretary Deb Haaland, Diversity, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today established the first-ever Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Council to incorporate these practices into the Department’s work across its many bureaus.
Interior and Agriculture Departments Invite Nominations for Federal Council to Support Hunting, Conservation Efforts
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Hunting, Conservation, Press Release
The U.S. Departments of Interior and Agriculture announced they are opening a nominations period to find qualified individuals to fill current member vacancies in the newly re-established a Federal Advisory Committee to advance wildlife and habitat conservation efforts and to encourage partnership with sporting conservation organizations.
During Alabama Visit, Secretary Haaland Highlights Efforts to Advance Equity and Justice
National Park Service, Alabama, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland traveled to Alabama today as part of a week-long multi-state tour to explore how the Department of the Interior can help tell America’s story.
Interior Department Releases Blueprints for Implementing Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Press Release
Several bureaus across the Department of the Interior submitted to Congress their fiscal year 2022 blueprints for implementing President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law this week.
Secretary Haaland Tours Significant Civil Rights Sites in Mississippi, Highlights Administration's Commitment to Telling America’s Story
National Park Service, Mississippi, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today visited several communities and sites in Mississippi to honor individuals and events that advanced the Civil Rights Movement.
Department of the Interior to Solicit Nominations for First-Ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee
Secretary Deb Haaland, Native Americans, Press Release
In remarks at the National Congress of American Indians 2022 Executive Council Winter Session today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that the Department is requesting nominations for Tribal member representatives for the new Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC).
Secretary Haaland Celebrates Groundbreaking of Nation’s Second Major Offshore Wind Project
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, New York, Rhode Island, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was in East Hampton, New York, today to commemorate the groundbreaking of the South Fork wind energy project, the second commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project approved for federal waters in the United States.
Interior Department Concludes Robust Klamath Basin Stakeholder Engagement Sessions
California, Oregon, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Department of the Interior concluded a series of engagement sessions this week focused on addressing the drought crisis in the Klamath Basin.
Interior Department Announces Over $1.5 Billion to Support State Wildlife Conservation and Outdoor Recreation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservation, Press Release
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a record $1.5 billion in annual funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program to support state and local outdoor recreational opportunities, and wildlife and habitat conservation efforts.
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