Federal Departments Focus on Protecting Waters

The effort will research the effects of mining operations on the most-visited wilderness area.

On Wednesday, President Biden’s administration announced that the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture will partner together to focus the country’s efforts to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The area has recently been impacted by mining efforts in the area, with industrial runoff threatening one of the nation’s most-visited wilderness areas.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland supported the project, saying, “A place like the Boundary Waters should be enjoyed by and protected for everyone, not only today but for future generations. Today the Biden Administration is taking an important and sensible step to ensure that we have all the science and the public input necessary to make informed decisions about how mining activities may impact this special place.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials in the Agriculture and Interior Departments as they work to protect natural areas of the country.
  • For Secretary Haaland to seek the Lord’s discernment as she leads the Interior Department.
  • For Agriculture Secretary Vilsack as the USDA partners with the Interior to keep the boundary waters clean.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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