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Interior Department Takes Action to Strengthen Endangered Species Protections
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, America the Beautiful, Conservation, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced significant action to better facilitate species recovery by providing more flexibility for the introduction of threatened and endangered species to suitable habitats outside their historical ranges.
Interior Department Announces Behavioral Health and Wellness Program for Tribal Schools
Bureau of Indian Education, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the Bureau of Indian Education awarded an additional five-year contract to increase access for behavioral health and wellness support to all students and staff at Bureau-funded schools and programs.
Secretary Haaland, Leaders Celebrate New U.S. Geological Survey / University of Hawai’i Facility to Support Volcano Monitoring & Ecosystem Restoration
U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaii, Secretary Deb Haaland, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Senator Brian Schatz and U.S. Geological Survey Director David Applegate joined federal, state, local and University of Hawai’i leaders and students today to celebrate the creation of a new facility that will monitor volcanoes and support conservation science.
Biden-Harris Administration Holds Record-Breaking Auction for Solar Energy Development
Bureau of Land Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management held an auction for utility-scale solar energy development in Nevada this week, resulting in $105.15 million in high bids.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $16 Million through the President’s Investing in America Agenda to Prevent the Imminent Extinction of Hawaiian Forest Birds
Hawaii, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced that the Department has committed nearly $16 million as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to prevent the imminent extinction of Hawaiian Forest Birds.
Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Transmission Line, Delivering Clean, Reliable, Affordable Energy to Millions of Americans
Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming, Secretary Deb Haaland, Climate Change, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm today celebrated the groundbreaking of the TransWest Express Transmission Project, a new high-voltage interregional transmission line that will extend from south-central Wyoming through northwestern Colorado and central Utah, ending in southern Nevada.
Secretary Haaland Highlights President’s Investing in America Agenda in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, America the Beautiful, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland completed a multi-day visit to Massachusetts and Rhode Island today where she highlighted how President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and America the Beautiful initiative are restoring our nations lands and waters, strengthening Indigenous communities, and expanding outdoor recreation access.
Interior Department Announces $578.8 Million in Payments to Support Vital Services in Communities
Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that more than 1,900 state and local governments around the country will receive a total of $578.8 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes funding for 2023.
Secretary Haaland Issues Statement on Brackeen v. Haaland Decision
Washington, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision on Brackeen v. Haaland.
Interior Department Initiates Process to Develop Future Guidelines and Strategies for Protecting the Colorado River
Bureau of Reclamation, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that it is initiating the formal process to develop future operating guidelines and strategies to protect the stability and sustainability of the Colorado River.
Interior Department Proposes Rule to Bolster Solar and Wind Development on Public Lands, Continue Progress on Efficient and Responsible Permitting
Bureau of Land Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced a proposed update of its renewable energy regulations to promote the development of solar and wind energy on public lands.
Biden-Harris Administration Outlines Strategic Priorities to Support Communities Impacted by Wildfires Across the Nation
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Wildland Fire, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued a joint memo to federal agency leaders with wildfire responsibilities outlining their vision and goals for managing wildland fires this year.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $64 Million to Address Legacy Pollution on Federal Lands and Waters, Create Good-Paying Jobs Through Investing in America Agenda
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Orphaned Wells, Orphaned Wells Program, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced a $63.8 million investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to put people to work plugging and remediating orphaned oil and gas well sites located in national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and on other public lands and waters.
Secretary Haaland Designates Nine New National Recreation Trails
National Park Service, America the Beautiful, Press Release
In celebration of Great Outdoors Month and National Trails Day on June 3, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced the designation of nine new national recreation trails in nine states, adding 340 miles to the National Trails System. The newly designated trails join a network of more than 1,300 existing national recreation trails, which can be found in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Biden-Harris Administration Protects Chaco Region, Tribal Cultural Sites from Development
Bureau of Land Management, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland took action today to protect the cultural and historic resources surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new oil and gas leasing and mining claims.
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