Stories tagged: Sally Jewell
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 10:47 A.M.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says maybe now that GOP is in control, Congress will end ‘fire borrowing’
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who made her final official visit to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise on Tuesday, said it’s “very frustrating” that after years of pressure and …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 9:21 P.M.
10,000-year-old remains returned to Nevada tribe’s control
Formal control of a mummified set of tribal remains believed to be some of the oldest in North America has been transferred to a Nevada tribe.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 11:58 A.M.
US Interior secretary plans Yellowstone announcement
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will visit Montana Monday to make an announcement about public land conservation near Yellowstone National Park.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 12:46 P.M.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell supports Oregon dam removal
The U.S. Secretary of Interior supports the removal of four hydroelectric dams on Oregon’s Klamath River.
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016, 7:15 P.M.
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge renamed for activist Billy Frank Jr.
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge renamed for Native American activist Billy Frank Jr.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016, 4:19 P.M.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Spokane Tribe celebrate week of major announcements
A weeklong cultural celebration at Spokane Tribe schools in Wellpinit took special significance Thursday, as U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined members in heralding targeted federal investment and a new …
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016, 4:35 P.M.
Deal boosts effort to remove 4 Klamath River dams
An agreement by California, Oregon and the federal government on Tuesday boosted efforts to remove four dams in the Pacific Northwest despite opposition in Congress.
FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
U.S. seeks to limit methane gas ‘flaring’ at drilling sites
The Obama administration on Friday proposed new rules to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public land.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015
Congress seeks ways to change wildfire funding as feds shift additional $250M to fight fires
With a vicious fire season forcing federal officials to use up most of the Forest Service’s budget on firefighting, the Obama administration urged Congress this week to treat the blazes …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2015
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell: Wildfires need separate disaster funding
OMAK, Wash. – Wildfires need to be funded as the disasters they are, leaving critical fire prevention budgets in place for thinning dense forest stands, rehabilitating areas after wildfires and …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell discusses wildfire strategy
Collaborating with ranchers is essential to fighting wildfires as climate change increases fire danger, U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell said Tuesday at an event in Boise. “2015 could be …
TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
Wildfires should lead to FEMA funding, lawmakers say
BOISE – Catastrophic wildfires should be no less a priority for federal funds than hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or other natural disasters, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday. They joined …
MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013, 1:40 P.M.
Budget cuts hit as tough fire season looms
BOISE - With a “difficult” fire season looming, firefighters are facing budget cuts that will result in 500 fewer firefighters for the Forest Service alone and 50 fewer engines available, …
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
REI head vetted by Senate committee
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary nominee Sally Jewell was greeted Thursday by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who described the job she’s seeking as “almost like an extreme sport for multitaskers.” …
THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013
Jewell’s steady hand useful for balancing act at Interior
SEATTLE – When President Barack Obama nominated Sally Jewell as secretary of interior last week, he chose a woman not unlike him: smart, low-key and with a self-deprecating wit. In …
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013
Obama’s Interior pick is REI boss
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s choice for Interior secretary is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast from the Seattle area who likes to bike, ski and climb mountains. As president and chief …