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Park Ranger Richard Trott posts a closed sign on the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. (Photo by AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)

Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414 Million

The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.

03/04/2014

An extreme fire danger sign is pictured outside of the Prescott Fire Station 1 on July 2, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Budget Cuts Slice Tens Of Millions Of Dollars From Funds For Battling Wildfires

This year’s across-the-board budget cuts are slicing tens of millions of dollars from the federal government’s funds for battling wildfires, reductions that have meant fewer firefighters and could cause agencies to dip into other programs designed to prevent future blazes.

07/03/2013

File photo of a protester arguing against fracking. (credit: Getty Images)

Interior Issues New Fracking Rule On Public Land

The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

05/16/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Sally Jewell testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during her confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of the Interior March 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The president and chief executive officer of REI, Jewell was tapped by U.S. President Barack Obama to lead the Interior Department after the departure of Secretary Ken Salazar. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Endorses Sally Jewell for Interior Chief

Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., won easy Senate confirmation Wednesday to be the nation’s next interior secretary.

04/10/2013

President Barack Obama spoke in Minneapolis today about gun control. (credit: Ben Garvin/Getty Images)

Outdoor Retail Executive Picked for Interior

President Barack Obama says he wants REI business executive Sally Jewell to lead his Interior Department.

02/06/2013

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