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In Alaska, Secretary Haaland Highlights Historic Funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Bolster Resilience, Create Jobs
Alaska, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland kicked off a week-long trip to Alaska today, where she will meet with local, state, elected and Alaska Native leaders; Interior Department employees; and stakeholders to highlight ongoing efforts to support sustainable economies across the state.
Interior Department Announces Significantly Reformed Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Bureau of Land Management, Press Release
In compliance with an injunction from the Western District of Louisiana, the Department of the Interior is taking action that reflects the balanced approach to energy development and management of our nation’s public lands called for in the agency’s November 2021 report on the Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $38 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Protect Aquatic Species and Habitats
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, America the Beautiful, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Today, the Department of the Interior announced that 40 fish passage projects in 23 states and Puerto Rico will receive a total of nearly $38 million in fiscal year 2022 funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Interior Department Releases Action Plan, Outlines Steps to Advance Equity
America the Beautiful, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today published its first Equity Action Plan, which outlines the Department’s efforts to advance equity through all of its operations, remove barriers to equal opportunity, and deliver resources and benefits equitably to the general public.
Biden-Harris Administration Releases Final Guidance on New Orphaned Well Program
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today released final guidance to states on how to apply for the first $775 million in initial grant funding available this year for plugging orphaned oil and gas wells under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Wildfire Response Investments in Colorado
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Wildland Fire, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited Colorado today, where she and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with federal wildland fire leadership to discuss local, state and federal wildland fire preparedness and response that will be bolstered by historic investments through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Build Climate Resilience in Tribal Communities
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Climate Change, Native Americans, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today it is investing $46 million in funding to Tribal communities to address the unique impacts of climate change in Indigenous communities.
Secretary Haaland Celebrates Expansion of Bayou Sauvage Urban National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservation, Land and Water Conservation Fund, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was in New Orleans, Louisiana today to commemorate an historic expansion of Bayou Sauvage Urban National Wildlife Refuge and highlighted the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing efforts to conserve, protect, and restore our nation’s lands and waters.
President Biden’s Budget Invests $2.8 Billion to Support Outdoor Recreation Economies, Access to Public Lands
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Great American Outdoors Act, Secretary Deb Haaland, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
The Departments of the Interior and Agriculture will invest $2.8 billion in fiscal year 2023 to address critical deferred maintenance projects and improve transportation and recreation infrastructure in national parks, national wildlife refuges and recreation areas, and at Bureau of Indian Education schools.
Secretary Haaland Takes Action to Restore Tribal Authority to Adopt Water Laws
Water Challenges, Native Americans, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today rescinded a memorandum issued in 1975 by then-Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton regarding the authority to approve Tribal water codes.
Secretary Haaland Announces Progress Toward Conservation and Restoration of Wildlife Corridors and Habitat Connectivity
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, America the Beautiful, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced several actions the Department is taking to advance its work on wildlife corridors.
During Puerto Rico Visit, Department Leaders Highlight Investments in Climate Resilience and Ecosystem Restoration
Puerto Rico, America the Beautiful, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Martha Williams visited Puerto Rico this week to highlight how investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Great American Outdoors Act will help strengthen climate resilience and ecosystem restoration initiatives on the island.
Assistant Secretaries Estenoz, Trujillo Announce New Anacostia Urban Waters Federal Partnership Ambassador
National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Water Challenges, Press Release
Today, Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz and Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo visited the Anacostia Urban Waters Federal Partnership to announce Xavier Brown as the new Anacostia Urban Waters Ambassador.
Interior Department Releases Five-Year Monitoring, Maintenance and Treatment Plan to Address Wildfire Risk
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Wildland Fire, Press Release
President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $1.5 billion to the Department of the Interior’s Wildland Fire Management Program to address wildfire risk and prepare communities and ecosystems against the threat of wildfire by making historic investments in forest restoration, hazardous fuels management and post-wildfire restoration.
Secretary Haaland Celebrates Rappahannock Tribe’s Reacquisition of Ancestral Homelands
Virginia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Native Americans, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Director Martha Williams today celebrated the Rappahannock Tribe’s re-acquisition of 465 acres at Fones Cliffs, a sacred site to the Tribe located on the eastern side of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.
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