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Our Mission: Protecting America’s Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future

The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.

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Latest Happenings

Natural Gas Extraction.

Obama Administration Offers More Than 20 Million Acres Offshore Texas for Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Development

THU, OCTOBER 25, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

Secretary Salazar and BOEM Director Tommy Beaudreau released the final details for an oil and gas lease sale that will offer more than 20 million acres offshore and will make available all unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. Read More >

Map of Request for Interest for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the OCS Offshore Delaware

Interior Announces Commercial Lease for Renewable Energy Offshore Delaware

TUE, OCTOBER 23, 2012, 03:00 PM EST

Secretary Salazar and BOEM Director Beaudreau announced that BOEM has reached agreement on a lease for commercial wind energy development in federal waters off the coast of Delaware. Read More >

Secretary Salazar

Speech: A Moral Imperative: Building a Strong Foundation for a Prosperous Future for American Indians and Alaska Natives

MON, OCTOBER 22, 2012, 05:24 PM EST

Remarks to the National Congress of American Indians: From the beginning, it has been one of the President’s top priorities to help bring real and lasting change in Indian Country… to open a new chapter with the First Americans... Read More >

Secretary Salazar Speaking

Salazar, Washburn to Address National Congress of American Indians Convention in Sacramento

FRI, OCTOBER 19, 2012, 01:22 PM EST

Secretary Salazar will deliver keynote remarks at the National Congress of American Indians’ 69th Annual Convention & Marketplace in Sacramento. Read More >

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Interior Department Honors 2012 “Partners in Conservation” Award Winners

THU, OCTOBER 18, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Deputy Secretary Hayes announced the 2012 “Partners in Conservation” Awards to 17 organizations. Read More >