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America Ramps Up Offshore Oil & Gas Development

The ECOreport reposts a public announcement, America ramps up offshore oil & gas development

Editor’s Note: The following press release is being printed for public information, definitely NOT as an endorsement.

Press Release from the United States Department of Interior

HOUSTON – On the stage of the Offshore Technology Conference, flanked by men and women who work on offshore oil and gas platforms, Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ryan Zinke today signed two secretarial orders aimed at unleashing America’s offshore energy potential and growing the U.S. economy. The first order implements President Trump’s Executive Order signed Friday and directs the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to develop a new five-year plan for oil and gas exploration in offshore waters and reconsider a number of regulations governing those activities. The second order establishes a new position – Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy – to coordinate the Interior Department’s energy portfolio that spans nine of the Department’s ten bureaus.
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How Climate Change Threatens a Tropical Paradise

The ECOreport reposts the story of how climate change threatens a tropical paradise

Originally Published on The US Department of the Interior

The U.S. Virgin Islands are a tropical oasis, drawing visitors from all over the world looking for an escape from daily life on sandy beaches and in crystal clear waters. Yet climate change is putting this paradise at risk.

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Removing Four Dams From The Klamath River

The ECOreport reposts a story about river restoration fisheries, farming, and removing four dams from the Klamath River

Originally Published on Department of Interior

The U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Commerce, PacificCorp, and the states of Oregon and California today signed an agreement that, following a process administered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), is expected to remove four dams on the Klamath River by 2020, amounting to one of the largest river restoration efforts in the nation.

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Presidents Who Created America’s Public Lands

The ECOreport reposts an account of the Presidents who Created America’s public lands system as we see it today. 

Press Release from the Department of the Interior

Ever wonder how our public lands system became what it is today? Check out the legacies of eight presidents who made a big difference in American conservation.

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The Oldest Living, Banded, Wild Bird

Originally Published on the Department of the Interior

Meet Wisdom, the oldest living, banded, wild bird. This 64-year-old bird returned to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge on November 19, 2015, after a year at sea. A few days later, she was observed with her mate. Wisdom departed soon after mating but refuge workers expect her back any day to lay her egg.

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