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Climate groups sue Interior Department over controversial Black Friday report on oil and gas leasing

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Several climate and conservation groups are suing the US Department of the Interior to get more information about the department's November review of its oil and gas leasing program -- a report that was widely criti...

Former Interior secretary says Biden admin is making mistakes at ‘every juncture’

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RYAN ZINKE: You know, it is quite something. The first two years of the Trump administration, we went from 8.3 million barrels a day in declining in just two years to 12.5 Million barrels a day, the world's largest e...

Trump-era Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated ethics rules while in office, watchdog report finds

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Trump-era Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated ethics rules by being involved in negotiations over a land development project in Montana during his time in office and by failing to fully disclose his involvement a...

Uber drivers aiding transport of illegal immigrants from border to US interior

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One driver said the riders confirmed to him that they were in the U.S. illegally. Another said he deduced their immigration status based on the circumstances, such as getting picked up with bags alongside large group...

Interior Department releases long-awaited review of federal oil and gas leasing program

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The Department of Interior on Friday released a long-awaited report on oil and gas drilling on federal land that recommends an increase in leasing fees and consideration of climate change in leasing decisions. But t...

Biden Dept. of Interior moves to remove ‘derogatory’ names from federal lands

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced in a press release Friday that her department has formally established a "process to review and replace" derogatory names such as "squaw" from federal usage.  ...

Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials released images of a car that had been destroyed after a bear became stuck inside the vehicle. According to the images, the bear was not gentle with the car’s interior components...

Taliban’s interior minister is on FBI’s most-wanted list, believed to be holding American hostage

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The Haqqani network is known to be a ruthless arm of the Taliban and has been blamed on attacks in the country against coalition forces. The FBI has a $ 10 million bounty on his head. It is believed that he is holdi...

Interior Department will investigate Indigenous boarding schools and identify burial sites

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The Department of Interior is launching an initiative to investigate the Native American boarding schools that forced assimilation in the 19th and 20th centuries. "At no time in history have the records or document...

South Dakota governor sues Interior Dept. over denied permit for Mount Rushmore July 4th fireworks

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Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is suing Interior Department officials including Secretary Deb Haaland for declining to grant a permit for a Fourth of July event including fireworks at Mount Rushmore this y...

Interior Secretary Haaland says people still have to wear masks at national parks

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Haaland was asked at a White House press briefing if there were any reason parks were still operating at a "reduced capacity" as more Americans are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, and said she did not want to speak ...

Susan Collins says she will vote to confirm Deb Haaland for Interior secretary

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Washington Sen. Susan Collins, a key moderate Republican from Maine, said Wednesday she will vote to confirm Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior secretary, further securing a likely successful confirmation for on...

Biden to tap New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary

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President-elect Joe Biden has selected New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to serve as interior secretary, three people familiar with the matter tell CNN, marking another historic choice by nominating the first Native Ameri...

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt tests positive for Covid-19

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Interior Secretary David Bernhardt tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, becoming the latest prominent member of President Donald Trump's administration to contract the coronavirus. "Secretary Bernhardt did tes...