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Interior Department Announces New Biden-Harris Appointees
District of Columbia, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced additional Biden-Harris administration appointees who will join agency leadership to help advance the clean energy economy, steward America’s public lands and waters, pursue environmental justice and honor our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $725 Million from Investing in America Agenda to Clean Up Legacy Pollution
Office of Surface Mining, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Orphaned Wells, Orphaned Wells Program, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that nearly $725 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is available to 22 states and the Navajo Nation to create good-paying jobs and catalyze economic opportunity by reclaiming abandoned coal mine lands.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $161 Million for Landscape Restoration
Bureau of Land Management, America the Beautiful, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Today, the Department of the Interior announced plans to infuse $161 million into ecosystem restoration and resilience on the nation’s public lands as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.
Statement from the Interior Department on a Pelly Certification
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mexico, Office of the Secretary, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Today, Secretary Haaland notified Congress that she has issued a finding that Mexican nationals are violating CITES by engaging in trade or taking of totoaba and vaquita, pursuant to the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen’s Protective Act.
Biden-Harris Administration Advances Clean Energy Transmission Projects in Nevada
Bureau of Land Management, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that it is taking the next steps toward permitting two proposed transmission projects, which will facilitate increased renewable energy development and delivery in Nevada.
Biden-Harris Administration Continues Commitment to Protect the Stability, Sustainability of Colorado River Basin
Bureau of Reclamation, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Biden-Harris administration today announced new investments that will help improve and protect the stability and sustainability of the Colorado River System now and into the future, including critical funding to help increase water conservation, improve water efficiency, protect critical environmental resources, and prevent the Colorado River System’s reservoirs from falling to critically low elevations that would threaten water deliveries and power production.
Secretary Haaland Appoints New Members to the National Park System Advisory Board
National Park Service, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland appointed 15 new members to the National Park System Advisory Board today. First authorized in 1935, the Board advises the Secretary and the Director of the National Park Service (NPS) on matters relating to the Service's work.
Secretary Haaland Meets with Arizona Tribes to Highlight Historic Investments from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda
Arizona, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland completed a multi-day visit to Arizona today, where she met with local Tribes to highlight how significant funding from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is helping support Indigenous communities in securing clean water and reliable infrastructure.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $48 Million for Water Sanitation, Irrigation, Power and Dam Safety Projects in Indian Country
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Following a tour of the Hopi Tribe’s Keams Canyon Water Project, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a $48 million investment from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to repair and revitalize Tribal water sanitation systems, upgrade irrigation and power projects and invest in the safety of dams in Tribal communities.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Consensus System Conservation Proposal to Protect the Colorado River Basin
Bureau of Reclamation, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced significant new developments in the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to protect the stability and sustainability of the Colorado River System now and into the future.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Locally Led Conservation Efforts in Visit to Grand Canyon Region
Arizona, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited the greater Grand Canyon landscape today to meet with Tribal leaders, local elected officials, and community members to learn about their vision for conserving the natural and cultural resources in the greater Grand Canyon watershed.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $62.5 Million Through Investing in America Agenda for Endangered Species Recovery Planning
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
Today, on Endangered Species Day, the Department of the Interior announced a $62.5 million investment from the Inflation Reduction Act to help plan for endangered species recovery efforts that will be implemented over the next several years to benefit more than 300 species currently listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Assistant Secretary Estenoz Highlights Locally Led River Restoration Work Funded by the President’s Investing in America Agenda in Michigan
Michigan, America the Beautiful, Press Release
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz visited Michigan this week to highlight President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.
Biden-Harris Administration Advances SunZia Southwest Transmission Project
Bureau of Land Management, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Press Release
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced a Record of Decision for the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project, which, when completed, will transport up to 4,500 megawatts of primarily renewable energy from New Mexico to markets in Arizona and California.
Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee Convenes First In-Person Meeting
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
The Department of the Interior this week convened the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC), marking the first time the group has met in-person. The two-day meeting follows the bi-annual online sessions that have occurred following the establishment of the STAC last year.
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