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Interior Department Advances Three Solar Projects in California, Continuing Efforts to Develop a Robust Clean Energy Economy

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2021 – In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to address climate change and promote renewable energy production, the Department of the Interior announced today it is advancing three solar projects on 4,700 acres of public lands in Riverside County, Calif.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today invited public review on […]

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Interior Department Approves Solar Energy Project in California Desert

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2021 – Today, the Interior Department announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given final approval to a new solar energy project on public lands in California. The Crimson Solar Project represents an investment of roughly $550 million and has the potential to deliver enough power to energize approximately 87,500 homes. […]

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Secretary Haaland Creates New Missing & Murdered Unit to Pursue Justice for Missing or Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2021 – Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the formation of a new Missing & Murdered Unit (MMU) within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) to provide leadership and direction for cross-departmental and interagency work involving missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. The MMU will help put the full weight […]

Posted inEnviro

Dept. of Interior Investing Over $260 Million to Help Create Jobs and Revitalize Land in Coal Communities

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2021 – As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to helping stabilize communities hit hardest by the decrease in demand for coal energy, the Department of the Interior today announced the availability of more than $260 million for states and Tribes to support reclamation efforts in fiscal year 2021. More than $152.22 […]

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Interior Department Welcomes Day One Executive Orders to Restore Public Lands and Waters, Combat Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 21, 2021— Immediately following his inauguration, President Joe Biden signed Executive Orders that take critical first steps to address the climate crisis, create good union jobs, and advance environmental justice, while reversing the previous administration’s harmful policies. One of President Biden’s Executive Orders requires the Interior Department to conduct a review of […]

Posted inLife

Flight of Fancy: 12 Amazing Birds

January 5, 2017 – Birds are all around, connecting people with nature and adding beauty, sound and color to our world. While this allows us to have a wildlife experience every day (no matter where we are), public lands like National Wildlife Refuges are often set aside specifically to protect birds and other wildlife. Many […]

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Secretary Jewell Lays Out Strategy to Address Impacts of Drought and Climate Change in California

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2016 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today issued a Secretarial Order directing the Department of the Interior and its bureaus to take timely actions to help address the effects of drought and climate change on California’s water supply and imperiled wildlife. “Long-term drought, fueled by climate change, has adversely […]

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Secretary Jewell Applauds President’s Withdrawal of Atlantic and Arctic Ocean Areas from Future Oil and Gas Leasing

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded President Obama’s announcement that he is withdrawing offshore areas in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans from future mineral extraction to protect these ecologically sensitive marine environments from the impacts of any future oil and gas exploration and development. The withdrawal does […]

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DOI Finalizes Rule Providing Foundation for Future of BLM’s Renewable Energy Program

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 – Advancing the President’s Climate Action Plan to create jobs, cut carbon pollution and develop clean domestic energy, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized its rule governing solar and wind energy development on public lands. The rule strengthens existing policies and […]

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Secretary Jewell Joins National Park Service and Gill Foundation to Announce Release of First National Study on LGBTQ History

WASHINGTON October 11, 2016 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Tim Gill, philanthropist and founder of the Gill Foundation to announce the release of a new National Park Service theme study identifying places and events associated with the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]