Thursday, February 27, 2020

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U.S. Department of Interior News

USDA, Interior support water conservation with $47 million in investments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of the Interior (Interior) recently announced investments topping $47 million that will allow water districts and private-lands producers to conserve more water.
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Three new national monuments designated in California

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently applauded President Barack Obama’s designation of three new national monuments in California: the Sand to Snow National Monument, Mojave Trails National Monument and Castle Mountains National Monument.
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Bureau of Reclamation dedicates $100 million of 2016 budget to Western drought relief

The Bureau of Reclamation recently released it 2016 spending plan, which devotes more than half of the $166.3 million appropriated to the bureau in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 to Western drought response.
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DOI proposes updates to regulations on oil and gas operations

The Department of the Interior (DOI) recently proposed updates to the regulations governing venting, flaring and leaking during oil and gas operations on federal and American Indian lands, which would reduce waste and methane emissions.
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Jewell disappointed in Congress’ failure to authorize Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement

After the end-of-year adjournment of Congress without legislative approval of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA), Interior Secretary Sally Jewell expressed disappointment that the hard-fought document will not be implemented.
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Jewell applauds Senate confirmation of USGS Director Kimball

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell lauded the Senate’s confirmation of Suzette M. Kimball as the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) director following nearly three years of leadership as acting director.
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Interior Secretary Jewell applauds COP21 agreement on climate change

Following the agreement forged at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21), U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke out in support of the effort to limit climate change.
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Palmer speaks out against stricter Stream Protection Rule

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) spoke out against proposed changes to the Stream Protection Rule at a Department of the Interior (DOI) hearing on the topic this week.
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