Department of the Interior http://kuer.org en Interior Secretary Jewell Wants Kids Outdoors http://kuer.org/post/interior-secretary-jewell-wants-kids-outdoors <p></p><p>U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell wants young Americans to spend more time outdoors. She spoke to members of the Outdoor Industry Association on Thursday about ways to pay for the initiative.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:27:48 +0000 Judy Fahys 41130 at http://kuer.org Interior Secretary Jewell Wants Kids Outdoors BLM Puts San Rafael Swell Areas Up For Auction http://kuer.org/post/blm-puts-san-rafael-swell-areas-auction <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal Bureau of Land Management intends to lease nearly one hundred forty thousand acres in and around the San Rafael Swell in eastern Utah for oil and gas drilling. Many conservationist groups are angry about the lease auction, which is set to take place in November.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:31:21 +0000 Nicole Nixon 34278 at http://kuer.org BLM Puts San Rafael Swell Areas Up For Auction Interior Facing Cuts in GOP Budget http://kuer.org/post/interior-facing-cuts-gop-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Secretary of the Interior is trying to persuade Republicans in Congress not to eliminate funding for a land conservation program by linking it to another they typically support. &nbsp;</p><p>Secretary Sally Jewell held a conference call with reporters to point out the economic activity linked to tourism, energy production and other activities on public land.&nbsp; She put it at more than 13-billion dollars, well above the total budget of 11-point-9 billion for the whole department.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:13:22 +0000 Dan Bammes 33131 at http://kuer.org Interior Facing Cuts in GOP Budget Interior Appointment Applauded http://kuer.org/post/interior-appointment-applauded-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>President Obama's appointment of a new Secretary of the Interior is winning qualified praise from environmentalists and at least one member of the Utah Congressional delegation.</p><p>The president picked Sally Jewell, <a href="http://www.rei.com/about-rei/newsroom/2013/rei-statement-on-the-nomination-of-sally-jewell-as-secretary-of-.html">the top executive of REI</a>, the outdoor equipment retailer, to replace Ken Salazar. &nbsp;Tim Wagner with the Sierra Club says that's a good choice.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:15:18 +0000 Dan Bammes 24658 at http://kuer.org Interior Appointment Applauded Salazar to Step Down as Interior Secretary http://kuer.org/post/salazar-step-down-interior-secretary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama will have to find a replacement for the Secretary of the Interior in his second term. Ken Salazar is planning to leave the job in March. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:41:52 +0000 Dan Bammes 23677 at http://kuer.org Salazar to Step Down as Interior Secretary