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Combined with battery storage, the Hualapai Tribe’s new ground-mounted photovoltaic system will be able to supply up to half of Grand Canyon West’s annual load with clean, resilient, affordable energy from the sun. Image from Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.

$71 Million to Electrify Tribal Homes with Clean Energy

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced the availability of $71 million in funding through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Tribal communities electrify their homes. This investment is a critical step toward the goal of electrifying all homes in Indian Country with clean energy sources and … [continued]

"Endangered mountain sweet pitcher plant (Sarracenia rubra jonesii) (5099618650)" by USFWS Endangered Species is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

New Department Of The Interior Rules Update Onshore Oil & Gas Leasing & Other Regulations

The US Department of the Interior is stepping up regulations to protect federal lands from the havoc of fossil fuel development and rampant disregard for endangered wildlife. It has announced a final rule to revise the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) oil and gas leasing regulations, “which will ensure a … [continued]

$95 Million for Water Resources & Ecosystem Health

Albuquerque, New Mexico — During remarks at the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration in Albuquerque today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the availability of up to $95 million through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for projects to bolster water resources, advance ecosystem health and support resilience in … [continued]

A fire whirl seen on the Pine Gulch Fire in Colorado. Photo by Kyle Miller, Bureau of Land Management.

Wildfire Resilience Funding, Native Seed Supply from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

Athens, Georgia — Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Joan Mooney was in Georgia today to highlight how President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is supporting wildland fire management. During a visit to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia, Principal Deputy Assistant … [continued]

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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$19 Million For Innovative Solar Panel Installation Over Canals From Investing In America Agenda

Projects funded from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act will simultaneously generate renewable energy and increase water conservation WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a $19 million investment from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to install solar panels over irrigation canals in California, Oregon and Utah, simultaneously decreasing … [continued]