Interior would see big funding boost under Biden budget proposal; how Pa. benefits
Tribal programs within Interior would receive $4.5 billion, an increase of more than $1 billion, to support public safety, social services, climate and education initiatives. That funding would cover $632 million for public safety and justice programs, including a collaboration with the Justice Department to “address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons.”
U.S. Interior Dept. research into the history of abusive Native American boarding schools should be released in the coming weeks
By Shaun Griswold The U.S. Department of the Interior is expected to begin releasing information next month from its investigation into federal boarding schools and their impact on Native American communities. Secretary Deb Haaland said the department is close to completing its research into boarding school sites and the location of possible burial sites “at […]
Nat’l parks struggling with maintenance, including Pa., would get a boost under Biden budget request
A 2018 National Park Service study found about $12 billion of overdue maintenance in the agency.
Biden admin says it will permanently restore migratory bird protections
The former Trump-era rule barred government authorities from holding companies liable for environmental violations leading to the deaths of birds protected under the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
‘Millions of birds will die’: Last-minute Trump rule aids industry
The rule, set to take effect early next month, codifies a longstanding policy of Trump’s Interior Department: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act cannot be used to prosecute companies whose actions lead to accidental bird deaths.