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Interior Department Celebrates Great American Outdoors Act Anniversary with Fee-Free Day on Public Lands
Great American Outdoors Act, Press Release
On Friday, August 4, the Department of the Interior will commemorate the three-year anniversary of the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), a bipartisan investment that improves visitor experiences, bolsters climate resilience, and invests in the economy by creating good-paying jobs in our national parks, wildlife refuges, recreation areas, and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-funded schools.
Biden-Harris Administration Investing $152 Million Through Investing in America Agenda to Expand Water Storage in the West
Bureau of Reclamation, District of Columbia, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Climate Change, Press Release
Interior today announced a $152 million investment from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will bring clean, reliable drinking water to communities across the West through six water storage and conveyance projects.
Secretary Haaland Wraps Weeklong Pacific Islands Visit, Leads Delegation to Inauguration of the President of the Federated States of Micronesia
Insular and International Affairs, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland wrapped a weeklong trip to the Pacific Islands today, including visits to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Secretary Haaland Applauds President Biden’s Designation of Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument
National Park Service, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today applauded President Biden’s designation of the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument, which protects three historic sites in Illinois and Mississippi that will help tell a more complete story of our country’s history.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Conservation Investments in the Republic of Palau
Insular and International Affairs, Secretary Deb Haaland, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has completed a visit to the Republic of Palau as part of her weeklong visit to the Pacific Islands, where she highlighted the United States’ historic and long-standing relationship with Palau, one of three freely associated states in the Pacific whose relationship is underpinned by a Compact of Free Association (Compact).
Secretary Haaland Highlights Typhoon Recovery, Habitat Investments in Visit to Guam
Guam, Insular and International Affairs, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited the U.S. territory of Guam this weekend as part of a weeklong visit to the Pacific Islands. She affirmed the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing support for Guam, an important U.S. commercial and economic hub in the Western Pacific, especially as the island continues to recover from the impacts of Typhoon Mawar.
Department of the Interior Announces Nearly $300 Million to Support and Expand Local Outdoor Recreation
National Park Service, District of Columbia, America the Beautiful, Water Challenges, Press Release
Interior announced the distribution of $295,582,830 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund today to all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
Secretary Haaland Visits Northern Mariana Islands, Highlights Investments to Protect Cultural and Natural Resources
Office of International Affairs, Insular Affairs, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary Haaland kicked off a week-long visit to the Pacific Islands today in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where she highlighted the Biden-Harris administration’s ongoing commitment to protecting and investing in the natural and cultural resources of the U.S. territory.
Interior Department Takes Steps to Modernize Oil and Gas Leasing on Public Lands, Ensure Fair Return to Taxpayers
Bureau of Land Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced new steps to revise the Bureau of Land Management’s oil and gas leasing regulations, which would ensure a balanced approach to development, provide a fair return to taxpayers and ensure that drilling does not conflict with protection of important wildlife habitat or cultural sites.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces First Ever Offshore Wind Lease Sale in the Gulf of Mexico
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today it will hold the first-ever offshore wind energy lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, advancing the Biden-Harris administration’s work to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030 and reach a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035.
Michael Brain Named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
District of Columbia, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation Michael Brain has been named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science. Michael succeeds Tanya Trujillo who was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Water and Science on June 25, 2021, and announced her resignation, effective July 17, 2023.
Biden-Harris Administration Investing $120 Million to Support Tribes Dealing with the Impacts of the Climate Crisis
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Climate Change, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the availability of $120 million in funding through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Tribal communities plan for the most severe climate-related environmental threats to their homelands.
Biden-Harris Administration Leaders Discuss “Good Jobs in the Clean Economy”
Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy, Press Release
Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su, Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff Dan Utech, and other key stakeholders participated in a “Good Jobs in the Clean Economy” event with labor, conservation and environmental justice leaders to discuss how their agencies are collaborating to create good quality jobs in infrastructure, clean energy, manufacturing and technology as part of the President’s Investing in America agenda.
Interior Department, University of Alaska Anchorage Partner to Provide STEM Employment Opportunities to Alaska Native Students
Secretary Deb Haaland, Diversity, Press Release
The Department of the Interior and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) today announced a new partnership that will increase employment opportunities for Alaska Native youth across the Department’s offices and bureaus.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $185 Million for Wildfire Mitigation and Resilience as Part of the Investing in America Agenda
Montana, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Wildland Fire, Press Release
During a visit to Montana today, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau announced a $185 million investment from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support wildland fire management nationwide in fiscal year 2023 and to assist land managers in planning for wildfire management activities in fiscal year 2024.
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