Interior Deputy Secretary to Step Down

He was integral to the agreement regarding Colorado River conservation.

The Department of the Interior has announced that Tommy Beaudreau will be stepping down from his position as Deputy Secretary at the end of October. Beaudreau spent two years as the deputy secretary and served in the Interior Department for a total of 10 years.

During Beaudreau’s tenure, he negotiated an agreement between seven western states to mutually conserve the stability of the Colorado River. He also approved a softened version of the Willow project, ConocoPhilips’ $7 billion oil and gas drilling enterprise on public lands in Alaska.

“Tommy’s impact on the Department can be seen in every aspect of our work,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “He has been a valued counselor and friend. His legacy will continue as we carry on our work… and steward our public lands and waters for the American people.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and Interior secretary as they choose the next official to fill the role of deputy secretary.
  • With thanksgiving for the conservation work Deputy Secretary Beaudreau accomplished during his tenure.

Sources: Reuters, Department of the Interior


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