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U.S. Interior Department Takes Action to Protect Taxpayers from Offshore Oil & Gas Decommissioning Costs

Updated regulations for the offshore oil and gas industry will strengthen risk management and financial assurance requirements WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a final rule from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to protect taxpayers from covering costs that should be borne by the oil and … [continued]

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U.S. Interior Department Finalizes Action to Ensure Fair Return to Taxpayers, Strengthen Accountability for Oil…

Final rule will improve responsible stewardship of America’s lands, better protect cultural and natural resources, and implement changes directed by Congress WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a final rule to revise the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) oil and gas leasing regulations, which will ensure a balanced … [continued]

Historic Milestones, New Actions for Clean Energy on Public Lands in USA

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration yesterday announced a series of historic milestones and actions to promote responsible clean energy development on public lands and help achieve President Biden’s goal of creating a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland yesterday announced that the Department has … [continued]

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U.S. Interior Department Finalizes Rule to Reduce Oil & Gas Waste on Public & Tribal…

Will cut energy waste from venting, flaring and leaks; generate $50 million annually for American taxpayers The Department of the Interior yesterday announced a final rule from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that will curb the waste of natural gas during the production of oil and gas on federal and … [continued]

Sunrise Wind Project Will Power More Than 320,000 Homes

Biden-Harris Administration Approves Seventh Offshore Wind Project The Biden-Harris administration has just announced the Department of the Interior’s approval of the Sunrise Wind offshore wind project – the nation’s seventh approval of a commercial-scale offshore wind project under President Biden’s leadership. These seven projects have the potential to provide more … [continued]

Wind energy, along with other forms of clean energy, can help balance Puerto Rico’s competing land-use priorities. Photo by Tony Martinez Tossas, NREL

U.S. Interior Department Announces Nearly $7 Million through Investing in America Agenda to Advance Climate…

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior announced today nearly $7 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to advance climate resilience and restore lands and waters through impactful ecosystem restoration work in the U.S. territories. A $3.9 million investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will support programs and … [continued]

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Interior Department Announces $195 Million for America’s National Parks through President Biden’s Investing in America…

Inflation Reduction Act investments will benefit people, wildlife and local economies for generations to come WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a $195 million investment from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for climate restoration and resilience projects over the next decade, protecting America’s national parks for generations … [continued]

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Historic Funding to Plug Orphaned Oil & Gas Wells

Interior Department Announces Nearly $5 Million from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to Clean Up Legacy Pollution in Missouri Historic funding to plug orphaned oil and gas wells will address environmental and safety hazards, create good-paying jobs in communities across Missouri. WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today … [continued]

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$80 Million from Investing in America Agenda to Address Legacy Pollution by Plugging Orphaned Wells…

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a nearly $80 million investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for the state of Texas to continue work plugging, capping and reclaiming orphaned oil and gas wells across the state. This investment is the first Phase 1 formula grant awarded … [continued]

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Supports Nearly 18,000 Jobs, $2 Billion To Economy Annually

New report highlights how President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is creating good-paying jobs, revitalizing infrastructure and growing the economy WASHINGTON — As the Biden-Harris administration marks the two-year anniversary of President Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Department of the Interior released a new analysis that estimates that investments from the … [continued]