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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.
Secretary Haaland Announces $61 Million to Increase Outdoor Access in Urban Spaces
America the Beautiful, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz visited Minnesota today to announce $61.1 million in grant funding is available to communities in 26 cities across the United States to create new parks and trails, or substantial renovations to existing parks, through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program.
Departments of the Interior and Justice Take Important Step in Addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Crisis
Secretary Deb Haaland, Native Americans, Press Release
Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco will recognize National Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day with a virtual event to highlight the Not Invisible Act Commission.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments for Irrigation and Power Projects Across Indian Country
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Arizona, Montana, Washington, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the allocation of nearly $10 million in fiscal year 2022 funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for irrigation projects and power utilities owned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
Secretary Haaland Highlights Efforts to Increase Equitable Access to the Outdoors During Detroit Visit
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan, America the Beautiful, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited Detroit, Michigan, today where she toured the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and highlighted the Department’s efforts to increase equitable public access to outdoor spaces.
Deputy Secretary Beaudreau Highlights Clean Energy, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Water Resilience in New Mexico Visit
New Mexico, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau completed a multi-day visit to Albuquerque today where he met with state, local, and Tribal leaders, Interior Department employees and community members to highlight President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
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