Secretary Bernhardt Proposes Increasing Public Access To Hunting; Fishing On 1.4 Million Acres Nationwide

Secretary Bernhardt Proposes Increasing Public Access To Hunting; Fishing On 1.4 Million Acres Nationwide

OAK HARBOR ― Furthering the Trump Administration’s efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge a proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) across more than 1.4 million acres.

Udall Opening Statement At Appropriations Hearing With Secretary Bernhardt To Review Interior Department’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

Udall Opening Statement At Appropriations Hearing With Secretary Bernhardt To Review Interior Department’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, delivered the following opening statement at an Appropriations Committee hearing with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to review the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. Below are Udall’s remarks as prepared for delivery:

Interior Provides Over $291 Million In Conservation Funding For States And Tribes To Clean Up And Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

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Interior Provides Over $291 Million In Conservation Funding For States And Tribes To Clean Up And Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the availability of the Fiscal Year 2019Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).