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United States Department of the Interior: Cabinet level department of the United States federal government
The United States Department of the Interior (DI) is a federal executive department of the U.S. government. It is responsible for the management and conservation of most federal lands and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States. About 75% of federal public land is managed by the department, with most of the remainder managed by the United States Department of Agriculture's United States Forest Service.

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Jason Chaffetz's New COVID-19 Hobby Horse [Video]

Jason Chaffetz's New COVID-19 Hobby Horse

Former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz has a mission for the deadly coronavirus pandemic. According to HuffPost, it's apparently to make sure America’s national parks are open and packed full of..

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Federal Watchdog to Examine Official’s Role in Tribal Fund Distribution

The inspector general is also investigating allegations that the Interior Department inappropriately leaked sensitive tribal data.
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U.S. moves ahead on development plans for Utah monuments Trump shrank

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday finalized land use plans for two Utah national monuments that President Donald Trump shrank soon after taking office, a move environmental groups said would..
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U.S. Interior Dept. grounding Chinese-made drones, will allow for emergency uses

The U.S. Interior Department is grounding its fleet of about 800 Chinese-made drones but will allow their use for emergency situations, the department said on Wednesday.
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Interior Official Broke Ethics Rules, Government Watchdog Concludes

A senior Interior Department official broke ethics rules when he met with his former employer to discuss Interior business, the inspector general said.
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Florida senator blocks Trump Interior nominee over offshore drilling

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio has placed a hold on the Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick to become the deputy secretary of the Interior Department over concerns about the..
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Interior Chief’s Lobbying Past Has Challenged the Agency’s Ethics Referees

Since his arrival at the Interior Department, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has shown a willingness to press ethics lawyers for decisions that help his agenda.
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Trump Administration considers Amazon deliveries and food trucks in national parks

An industry-heavy committee has advised the the Interior Department to privatize campground amenities in the national parks to boost revenue.
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Time ticks away at wild bison genetic diversity

time ticks away at wild bison genetic diversity
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Evidence is mounting that wild North American bison are gradually shedding their genetic diversity across many of the isolated herds overseen by the U.S. government, weakening..
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US Interior Department grounds Chinese-made drones

us interior department grounds chinese-made drones
The US Department of the Interior has grounded its fleet of Chinese-made drones as it conducts a review of the program. Nick Goodwin, an Interior Department spokesman, did not provide a reason for the..
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China's DJI says aware of reports U.S. Interior Department grounding its drones

Chinese drone maker DJI said on Thursday that it is aware of reports that the U.S. Department of the Interior has grounded all non-emergency Chinese-made or partly-made drones in a review of its entire..
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China says hopes U.S. will 'stop abusing concept of national security' after reports of grounded drones

China's foreign ministry said on Thursday after reports that the United States Department of the Interior had grounded its fleet of Chinese-made drones that it hoped Washington would "stop abusing the..
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'Abuse of trust': Trump administration blasted for illegally maintaining national parks during shutdown

The Government Accountability Office said the Interior Department must fix the problem, identify the officials at fault and prevent a repeat.
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U.S. Interior Department illegally used fees to keep national parks open during shutdown: GAO

The Trump administration illegally used national park fees to keep parks open during the 35-day government shutdown in December and January, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said on..
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Environmental groups sue Trump administration over changes to Endangered Species Act

Several environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of the Interior to block a significant rollback of the Endangered Species Act.
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