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Secretary Haaland Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Ecosystem Restoration During Maryland Visit
Maryland, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was in Maryland for a second day today to meet with local elected and community leaders, students, and Interior Department employees to highlight President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s critical investments in ecosystem restoration, infrastructure resilience, and economic opportunities.
Secretary Haaland Visits Maryland to Honor Harriet Tubman Day
Maryland, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
As part of the Department’s ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland honored Harriet Tubman Day today with visits to sites that speak to the agency’s ongoing efforts to better tell America’s story.
Biden-Harris Administration Issues Call for Wildfire Commission Member Applications
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Wildland Fire, Press Release
The Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, and Homeland Security through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now accepting applications for members to the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission.
White House Council on Native American Affairs Discusses Interagency Effort to Protect and Increase Access to Indigenous Sacred Sites
Native Americans, Press Release
The White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) convened an engagement session with Tribal leaders and Native Hawaiian Organizations today focused on implementing a new interagency initiative to improve the protection of and access to Indigenous sacred sites through enhanced and improved interdepartmental coordination, collaboration and action.
Martha Williams Sworn In as Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Martha Williams was sworn in as Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service by Secretary Deb Haaland today. Martha has been serving as Principal Deputy Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service since January 20, 2021, exercising the delegable authority of the Director.
White House Announces Nominee to Lead US Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey, Press Release
The White House today announced the intent to nominate David Applegate as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). David is currently the Associate Director for Natural Hazards, exercising the delegated authority of the Director. The nomination will now be considered by the U.S. Senate.
Interior Department Begins Implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments to Build Ecosystem Resilience, Habitat Restoration in Klamath Basin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California, Oregon, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting proposals for restoration activities that address high-priority Klamath Basin challenges in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
During Ohio Visit, Secretary Haaland Highlights Infrastructure Investments to Plug Orphaned Wells, Restore Wildlife Habitats
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was in Ohio for the second day today to meet with elected officials, community leaders, and Department employees to highlight infrastructure investments that are helping to preserve, protect and restore Ohio’s lands and waters.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $144 Million to Create Good-Paying Union Jobs, Revitalize Coal Communities
Office of Surface Mining, Ohio, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
During a visit to Ohio today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and White House Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu announced more than $144 million is available to states and Tribes for abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation efforts in fiscal year 2022.
Interior Department Welcomes Additional Biden-Harris Appointees
Bureau of Reclamation, Office of the Solicitor, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the newest members of agency leadership working to fulfill our mission to steward America’s public lands and waters, pursue environmental justice, and honor our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Infrastructure Investments in Tribal Economies, Ecosystem Restoration in Connecticut Visit
Connecticut, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
On the heels of the State of the Union, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today visited Connecticut, where she highlighted the Department’s commitment to implement investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Tribal communities and ecosystem restoration and resilience efforts.
Biden-Harris Administration Sets Offshore Energy Records with $4.37 Billion in Winning Bids for Wind Sale
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the results of the nation’s highest-grossing competitive offshore energy lease sale in history, including oil and gas lease sales, with the New York Bight offshore wind sale.
In Arizona Visit, Secretary Haaland Highlights Interior’s Commitment to Indian Country, Investments in Water and Drought Resilience
Arizona, Secretary Deb Haaland, Water Challenges, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo traveled to Phoenix, Arizona this week to underscore the Department of the Interior’s commitment to Indian Country and the historic investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address the Western water crisis.
Tribes to Receive $1.7 Billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Fulfill Indian Water Rights Settlements
Arizona, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Water Challenges, Native Americans, Press Release
Following a trip to the Gila River Indian Community with members of the Arizona congressional delegation today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the Department’s plan to fulfill settlements of Indian water rights claims using historic funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Interior Department Launches Interagency Working Group on Mining Reform
Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that it will launch a new interagency working group on reforming hardrock mining laws, regulations and permitting policies in the United States.
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