Press Releases

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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Arizona, Native Americans, Press Release
Large power plant with tall smoke stacks established on prairie against a blue sky
6/27/2017

The Navajo Generating Station is a three-unit, 2,250-megawatt, coal-fired power plant located on tribal trust lands leased from the Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona.

District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Insular Affairs, Secretary Zinke, Press Release
Man with glasses and a large mustache stands on a hilss with clouds over a harbor in back
6/27/2017

Douglas W. Domenech was nominated by President Trump to be Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs under Interior Secretary Zinke.

District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, White House, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary Zinke sits at a table in a white painted room after signing a piece of paper and holds the pen out to another man while they are surrounded by a small group of cheering people.
6/26/2017

PILT are Federal payments to local governments that help offset losses in property taxes due to non-taxable Federal lands within their boundaries.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Press Release
A boat propeller covered in mussel shells is displayed in a glass case on a table.
6/26/2017

In the Great Lakes region, invasive mussels cause more than half a billion dollars of damage a year, and have dramatically changed the ecosystem. They pose a similar threat across the West—particularly in the Columbia River Basin—and in others including the Colorado River Basin.  

National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho, Press Release
A large brown grizzly bear stands on a log in a forest as a young bear cub plays nearby.
6/22/2017

The Yellowstone population of the grizzly bear has recovered to the point where federal protections can be removed and overall management can be returned to the states and tribes.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska, Alaska Energy, Press Release
A large oil platform stands in still ocean waters under a gray sky with mountains in the background
6/22/2017

Bureau of Energy Management (BOEM) held Cook Inlet Lease Sale 244, the first since 2008.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Press Release
A small group of people wearing hard hats inspects a large installation of pipes in an outdoor oil and gas facility.
6/21/2017

Interior is seeking input from the public, and specifically from entities significantly affected by Federal regulations, on what Interior regulations may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.

National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Massachusetts, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Zinke stands at a railing with a small group of people looking down at a pool of water in an indoor aquarium.
6/19/2017

Highlights Secretary Zinke's last day of a four-day working trip throughout New England reviewing national monuments and meeting with federal, state, and local officials.

National Park Service, Maine, Massachusetts, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Zinke poses inside with about a dozen people wearing business casual clothes.
6/16/2017

Secretary Zinke started the morning by participating in a meeting with the Katahdin Chamber of Commerce and several local officials at the New England Outdoor Center in Millinocket, Maine.

National Park Service, Maine, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
Secretary Zinke and another man dress in outdoor gear hold paddles and stand on the bank of a river by a canoe.
6/15/2017

The Secretary took a canoe trip on the Penobscot River and ended the day with dinner and an overnight stay at the Lunksoos Camp.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Connecticut, Maine, Press Release
Secretary Zinke wears a ceremonial blanket on his shoulders and stands on a podium with a group of native american leaders as a young man wearing a suit plays a drum and sings.
6/13/2017

The Secretary began the day at the National Congress of American Indians mid year annual conference at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Press Release
A woman on a mountaintop stands on a patch of rock looking out over a rolling forest landscape.
6/13/2017

The funds, which are distributed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects. They are derived from excise taxes paid by the hunting, shooting, boating and angling industries on firearms, bows and ammunition and sport fishing tackle, some boat engines and small engine fuel.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, District of Columbia, Utah, Press Release
Secretary Zinke wears a light gray jacket and sunglasses and walks along a rocky trail with a small group of people.
6/12/2017

In May, Secretary Zinke traveled to Utah and held a four-day listening tour across the state to learn more about Bears Ears National Monument and the neighboring Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 

Bureau of Land Management, District of Columbia, Office of Aviation Services, Science, Press Release
A drone with four propellers and a camera flies high above a forest fire.
6/9/2017

The wildfire location data-sharing initiative addresses a growing problem of private drone incursions over wildland fires.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California, Press Release
Secretary Zinke wears a suit and sits at a desk in his office and signs a piece of paper.
6/8/2017

In signing Secretarial Order 3353, Secretary Zinke established an internal review team that will evaluate both Federal Sage-Grouse plans and state plans and programs to ensure they are complementary. As the team explores possible plan modifications, it will also consider local economic growth and job creation.

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