Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414 MillionThe 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.
Federal Budget Cuts Slice Tens Of Millions Of Dollars From Funds For Battling WildfiresThis 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.
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.
Senate Endorses Sally Jewell for Interior ChiefSally Jewell, CEO of outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., won easy Senate confirmation Wednesday to be the nation's next interior secretary.
Outdoor Retail Executive Picked for Interior President Barack Obama says he wants REI business executive Sally Jewell to lead his Interior Department.

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