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U.S. Department of the Interior

A department in the United States charged with overseeing national parks and most other land owned by the federal government. It is also responsible for conserving wildlife and managing U.S. relations with Native Americans. It was established in 1849.
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Marikina was the first city in the metropolis to comply with the interior department's directive to clear all public roads of obstructions within two months.
Interior Department spokeswoman Nedra Darling said the agency had received the letter and was developing a response.
The president should take careful note of a 12-page letter that the Interior Department submitted as part of public comment on the State Department's dubious draft environmental assessment on the 875-mile section from the Canadian border in Montana through South Dakota to a pipeline hub in Nebraska.
The Interior Department has been inching closer to approving Royal Dutch Shell's ambitious plans to drill for what are believed to be huge deposits of oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska.
The Interior department has asked all DCOs to provide details of security agencies working in their respective districts.
Michael Bromwich, head of the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, chastised Transocean chief executive officer Steven Newman for not doing more to encourage two employees to attend a hearing next week for the government's probe of last year's Gulf oil spill, after it appeared the workers might not show.
Solar Trust of America, a joint venture between Germany's Solar Millennium AG (S2M.XE) and privately held Ferrostaal AG, has secured approval from the United States Interior Department for a 500-megawatt solar-thermal power plant.
But environmental groups say the recently renamed Minerals Management Service, the Interior Department agency that oversees oil exploration, approved BP's environmental review in 2008 with minimal changes.
Interior Department's toughened safety rules for offshore drillers issued after BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the U.S.
Martin Feldman, the US district judge in New Orleans, said the moratorium was arbitrarily imposed and that the US interior department failed to provide adequate reasoning for the moratorium.
If oil company BP was to blame for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it was the Interior Department, headed by Ken Salazar, that was responsible for green-lighting the Deepwater Horizon oil rig behind the disaster.
A year later, unemployment hovers near 10 percent and the Interior Department has paid just 10 percent of the allocated $3,000,000,000 in stimulus funds that was intended to create jobs--not exactly reflective of the abundant 'shovel-ready' projects that were promised.

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