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US Department of the Interior

The U.S. Department of the Interior has rechristened almost 650 summits, streams, and other landmarks to remove a derogatory term for indigenous women from all federal maps. Last week, the Department of the Interior today announced the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) has voted on the final replacement names for nearly 650 geographic features nationwide…

A railroad restoration company owner has been found guilty of charges that could mean over 100 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. 47-year-old John Eldon Rimmasch, the founder and C.E.O. of Wasatch Railroad Contractors, was found guilty of five counts of wire fraud and one count of knowing endangerment. His trial occurred…

Wyoming is set to get a big influx of mine reclamation funding. The US Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement announced the disbursement of millions of dollars in Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation grants. “AML grants” to quote Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt “provide states, tribes and local partners with important…


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