8 Powerful Facts About Interior’s Role in American Energy Dominance

Posted June 27, 2017

From the US Department of Interior blog:

The Interior Department is best known for managing the nation’s amazing national parks and historic sites across the country. An equally important part of Interior’s mission is supplying the energy necessary to power America. Interior is responsible for managing all the energy produced on America’s federally managed lands. That includes oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and more.

Check out some facts about Interior’s long history in delivering power to Americans:

1. Interior’s energy history dates back over 100 years. Interior was established to handle domestic matters, and with the creation of the Bureau of Mines in 1910, Interior became responsible for mine safety and minerals technology. Over the years, Interior’s work in energy expanded to include the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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