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Biden-Harris Administration Report Outlines Reforms Needed to Promote Responsible Mining on Public Lands
District of Columbia, Energy, Press Release
The Biden-Harris administration’s Department of the Interior-led Interagency Working Group on Mining Laws, Regulations, and Permitting (IWG) today released its final report containing recommendations to reform and improve the way mining is conducted on U.S. public lands.
Interior Department Announces First Indian Youth Service Corps Grant Awards
District of Columbia, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, Secretary Deb Haaland, Youth, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced nearly $3.5 million in 2023 Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC) grants to eight projects involving more than 20 Tribes and Tribal organizations.
Statement from the Department of the Interior on a Pelly Certification
District of Columbia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Under the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen’s Protective Act of 1967, when the Secretary of the Interior finds that “nationals of a foreign country . . . are engaging in trade or taking which diminishes the effectiveness of any international program for endangered or threatened species,” such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Secretary must certify that fact to the President.
Interior Department Pledges Support for Employing National Guard Members, Reservists and Veterans
Tennessee, Policy Management and Budget, Press Release
The Department of the Interior and Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program have signed a Statement of Support honoring our commitment to being an employer of choice for our nation's guardsmen, reservists, veterans and their families.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Work to Strengthen Indigenous Communities in Visit to Ottawa
Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, Insular and International Affairs, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Carmen G. Cantor and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland visited Ottawa, Canada, this week to highlight the United States’ ongoing work with Canadian leadership to ensure that Indigenous and First Nations communities have the support and resources they need to prosper.
Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Large-Scale Water Recycling Program with $180 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Bureau of Reclamation, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the launch of a new large-scale water recycling program and made $180 million in initial funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law available for projects aimed at creating new water supplies that are less vulnerable to drought and climate change.
President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to Help Restore Bison Populations and Grassland Ecosystems in Tribal Communities
America the Beautiful, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Conservation, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced $5 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to support the restoration of bison populations and grassland ecosystems in Tribal communities.
Biden-Harris Administration Takes Major Steps to Protect Arctic Lands and Wildlife in Alaska
Bureau of Land Management, Alaska, Conservation, Press Release
The Biden-Harris administration today announced significant steps to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Arctic Refuge) and more than 13 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A).
This Week at Interior September 1, 2023
News and headlines from Interior, September 1, 2023
Final Oil and Gas Lease to be Relinquished in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine Area
District of Columbia, Press Release
The Departments of the Interior and Agriculture today announced that, as part of a settlement with the sole remaining lessee, the final federal oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area will be relinquished.
Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking of New SunZia Transmission Line That Will Deliver Clean, Reliable, Affordable Energy to Millions of Americans
New Mexico, Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Senior Advisor to the President John Podesta joined federal, state and community leaders today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the SunZia Transmission Project.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Accessibility, Sustainability Projects in New Mexico
New Mexico, America the Beautiful, Great American Outdoors Act, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today visited three sites across New Mexico to highlight how federal investments are helping improve infrastructure on public lands, invest in local economies, and ensure that public lands are ready to meet the challenges of climate change.
Interior Department, Hualapai Tribal Leaders Celebrate Historic Indian Water Rights Settlement
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Arizona, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Interior Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland joined members of the Hualapai Tribe late yesterday for a celebration of the Tribe’s historic $312 million water rights settlement.
Biden-Harris Administration Holds First-Ever Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Energy Auction
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today held the first-ever offshore wind energy auction for the Gulf of Mexico region, resulting in one lease area receiving a high bid of $5.6 million.
Assistant Secretary Estenoz Highlights President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda in Tennessee
National Park Service, Tennessee, Great American Outdoors Act, Press Release
As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 107th birthday, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz traveled to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee today to highlight investments from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA).
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