department-of-interior

Nearly all national park sites to close during government shutdown

BY: - September 29, 2023

Almost all National Park Service sites will be inaccessible during a partial federal government shutdown likely to start this weekend, the U.S. Interior Department said Friday. The agency will bar access to most of the nation’s 425 parks, recreation areas, national historic sites and other units, according to a fact sheet from the Interior Department, […]

Pa. eligible for more than $244M in U.S. Interior Department mine cleanup funds

BY: - August 3, 2022

Guidance released last month by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, an agency within Interior, also called for states to prioritize employment opportunities for coal workers.

Philly native gets top Interior Dept. appointment

BY: - June 6, 2022

'I realized at a very young age that anything is possible, as long as you want to be better,' Kevin M. Sligh Sr. said

Interior would see big funding boost under Biden budget proposal; how Pa. benefits

BY: and - March 31, 2022

Tribal programs within Interior would receive $4.5 billion, an increase of more than $1 billion, to support public safety, social services, climate and education initiatives. That funding would cover $632 million for public safety and justice programs, including a collaboration with the Justice Department to “address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons.”

U.S. Interior Dept. research into the history of abusive Native American boarding schools should be released in the coming weeks

BY: - March 19, 2022

By Shaun Griswold The U.S. Department of the Interior is expected to begin releasing information next month from its investigation into federal boarding schools and their impact on Native American communities. Secretary Deb Haaland said the department is close to completing its research into boarding school sites and the location of possible burial sites “at […]

Nat’l parks struggling with maintenance, including Pa., would get a boost under Biden budget request

BY: - June 6, 2021

A 2018 National Park Service study found about $12 billion of overdue maintenance in the agency.

Biden admin says it will permanently restore migratory bird protections

BY: - May 6, 2021

The former Trump-era rule barred government authorities from holding companies liable for environmental violations leading to the deaths of birds protected under the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

‘Millions of birds will die’: Last-minute Trump rule aids industry

BY: - January 13, 2021

The rule, set to take effect early next month, codifies a longstanding policy of Trump’s Interior Department: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act cannot be used to prosecute companies whose actions lead to accidental bird deaths.