The five-year plan for America’s coastal waters, required by law, risks angering both the fossil fuel industry and environmentalists.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland called for a review last year, after the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of children who attended similar schools in Canada.
The Interior Department is asking tribes for help finding new names for mountains, rivers and other landmarks that include the offensive term “squaw.”
The auctioned areas are expected to generate enough power for nearly 2 million homes once turbines are built.
The department recommended higher fees for oil and gas leases, but there was no sign the government planned to take global warming into account when weighing new applications.
After years of tribal requests, the president plans to block new oil and gas leases within 10 miles of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. The ban is likely to generate strong pushback from industry.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her agency will formally begin the process of identifying federal waters to lease to wind developers by 2025.
President Biden is restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah and a marine monument off the New England coast, all severely reduced by former President Donald J. Trump.
The Trump-era rule protected oil, construction and other industries from liability if they killed or injured birds while doing business.
Hundreds of thousands of white flags honor the more than 670,000 people in the United States who have died from the coronavirus.
The National Park Service should stop a planned cull of these animals in Grand Canyon National Park.
Changes to U.S. regulations would seek to eliminate red tape that has delayed the return of burial remains and sacred objects held by museums and other institutions.
When a Northern Cheyenne family questioned their daughter’s untimely death, official indifference deepened their pain — and their suspicions.
Many Native people were forced into the most undesirable areas of America, first by white settlers, then by the government. Now, parts of that marginal land are becoming uninhabitable.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a new initiative that would delve into the records of the federal schools to which Native American children were forcibly relocated for 150 years.
President Biden suspended new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands. A judge in Louisiana ruled those leases could not be temporarily halted.
Deb Haaland has advised the president to reinstate former boundaries at Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, and also in a marine area off New England.
The proposed lease sale is part of the Biden administration’s push to develop 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.
The Line 3 pipeline would carry oil from Canada across Minnesota, crossing sensitive waterways as well as tribal lands. On Monday, protesters gathered to try to stop construction.
As interior secretary, Ms. Haaland runs an agency once responsible for eradicating the homes, culture and often the lives of Indigenous people.
Ms. Stansbury won a landslide victory in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. The result is likely to hearten national Democrats worried about the 2022 midterms.
In a special election to replace Deb Haaland, Democrats are bolstering their nominee, taking no chances that a law-and-order argument against her will cost them what should be a safe House seat.
Environmental activists had high hopes when he entered office, but have found his record mixed.
The Choctaw Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma said they would consider granting citizenship to the Freedmen.
Over the past month the Biden administration has defended three significant oil and gas projects, raising concerns among environmentalists that climate policy is being undermined
The federal agency agreed to postpone for a year its proposal to cut service at a hospital serving 9,100 tribal citizens.
When she took her oath of office, the first Native American cabinet secretary also took a stance for self-expression.
More people than ever visited national parks during the pandemic. We need to harness that interest for change.
The Senate confirmed Ms. Haaland to lead the Interior Department. She’ll be charged with essentially reversing the agency’s course over the past four years.
As Deb Haaland, President Biden’s choice for Interior secretary, heads toward a showdown vote, the department she would head is moving ahead on environmental policies.
Bears Ears is one of the nation’s most compelling and mysterious landscapes and a place of worship for Native Americans.
Senator Joe Manchin III, who oversees the confirmation hearing, said he would support Representative Deb Haaland, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Interior Department.
Senators pressed through hours of backlogged confirmation hearings on Tuesday as pressure intensified to get the president’s cabinet picks through the process.
President Biden’s choice for interior secretary faces her confirmation hearing on Tuesday. No other cabinet nominee has divided the two main parties as sharply as she has.
After showing political clout in the 2020 election, tribal communities are hoping for more attention and money to address their long-running problems with poverty, health care and other issues.
Faced with a budget problem, the federal agency responsible for tribal health care solved it by reducing a long-established hospital in New Mexico to a clinic — in the middle of the pandemic.
The expected nomination of Deb Haaland.
Deb Haaland’s nomination as secretary of the interior is historic. But as the first Native cabinet member, she would have to strike a delicate balance.
The president-elect said he has chosen a team that prioritizes making clean energy jobs and environmental protection the cornerstone of his economic plans.
The appointment would make history if confirmed by the Senate, placing a Native American in a cabinet secretary position for the first time.
An expanding coalition of Native Americans, liberal activists and Democrats in Congress are demanding an American Indian Interior secretary, and they want Deb Haaland.