Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs

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Interior Allocates Funding for Orphaned Gas Wells in ND and WV

Over 500 abandoned, contaminated sites will be plugged or remediated. The Department of the Interior awarded $54 million to North Dakota and West Virginia to plug abandoned oil…

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Interior Approves Funding for Migratory Bird Wetland Conservation

$87 million will be invested in enhancing and restoring 315,000 acres of wetland. The Department of the Interior (DOI) recently approved $87 million to conserve, restore, or enhance…

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Interior Department Invest in Powering Tribal Homes

The $71 million allocation is the second phase of the “Tribal Electrification Program.” The Department of the Interior announced a $71 million funding allocation under the president’s Investing…

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Energy Department Announces Grid Expansion Initiative

The president’s administration issued authorization and permitting reforms, committing $331 million for Western power capacity. The Department of Energy announced a final rule that establishes the Coordinated Interagency…

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Interior Secretary Responds to Snow Mountain Monument Expansion

The president approved a 13,000-acre addition along California’s Inner Coast Range. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland commended President Joe Biden’s expansion of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National…

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BOEM Updates Offshore Oil Decommissioning Regulations

The agency strengthened financial requirements for oil and gas companies The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released policy updates to make oil and gas companies to cover…

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Interior Department Announces Investment in Water Resilience Projects

Secretary Haaland says the projects will enhance “health and conservation throughout Southwest desert ecosystems.“ At the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced…

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Interior Permits 1.3 Million Acre Expansion of Four Wildlife Refuges

Secretary Haaland says undisturbed floodplains, marshes, and grasslands protect native wildlife. The Department of the Interior (DOI) approved the expansion of four existing wildlife refuges, permitting the voluntary…

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Interior Invests in Southwest Wetlands for Drought Resilience

$25 million goes to projects to protect the Colorado River system and enhance habitat conservation. The Department of the Interior has announced a $25 million investment from the…

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