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The DOI Office of Communications serves news media representatives across the United States. It can be contacted at (202) 208-6416.


Press Releases


BOEM 07/17/14
Interior Department Achieves Another Milestone for Offshore Commercial Wind Energy Development in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC — As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn 07/16/14
Secretary Jewell Announces New Tribal Climate Resilience Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and continued commitment to support Native American leaders in building strong, resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs

Land buy-back program for Tribal Nations logo without words 200x200 07/16/14
Interior, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Sign Agreement to Reduce Land Ownership Fractionation in Indian Country

WASHINGTON, DC – As part of President Obama’s continuing effort to help American Indian leaders build strong, resilient communities, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced the Department has signed a cooperative agreement


Media Advisories


Jewell_river200x200 07/09/14
Secretary Jewell to Make Major Announcement Related to Richmond National Battlefield Park

RICHMOND, VA – On Thursday, July 10, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Richmond National Battlefield Park Superintendent David Ruth, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward and Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer

Secretary Sally Jewell 07/08/14
Secretary Jewell to Join Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Sr. to Celebrate Land and Water Conservation Fund

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Wednesday, July 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Sr., a member of the bipartisan coalition Mayors for Parks, to discuss the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s impacts

Secretary Sally Jewell 07/07/14
Secretary Jewell, Interior Officials Fan Across Country to Celebrate Land and Water Conservation Fund with Local Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and other senior Department officials will fan across the country this week – from Alabama to Alaska – joining with local elected officials and stakeholders to underscore the importance of the


DOI Videos


ThisWeekJuly18_200 07/18/14
This Week at Interior July 18, 2014

Philanthropist David Rubenstein donates more than $12 million to help restore Arlington House, a memorial to George Washington and the home of Robert E. Lee; a new report show national parks continue to be economic engines for local communities; more.


Photo Galleries


Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 03/04/14
Secretary Jewell Swears in Deputy Secretary Mike Connor

On March 4, 2014, Secretary Jewell held a swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary Mike Connor


Other News


Sally Jewell 06/27/14
The Great American Backyard Campout

Some of my fondest childhood memories are camping out in the backyard with my friends, climbing trees, having “teddy bear picnics” in a secret place under the bushes, and whittling sticks to toast marshmallows. Thanks to the Great American Backyard