864Oct 27, 2010
Future of Fresh Water
Participants spoke about the future of environmental and energy policy, particularly as it related to clean water. Among the topics they addressed were the use and re-use of fresh water, ...
350Jun 20, 2010
Stewart Udall Memorial Service
A memorial service was held for Stewart Udall, who served as interior secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He was a key proponent of environmental laws such as the Clear Air ...
1,271Nov 23, 2009
Climate Change and Water Supply
David Hayes delivered the keynote address at the launch of a Water Resources Group new report, Charting Our Water Future. He talked about the significant water challenge in the U.S., and ...
58Oct 9, 2007
National Wildlife Refuge Improvement
Witnesses testified about the implementation of the National Wildlife Refuge Improvement Act and use and development activities on public lands. They also talked about environmental policy, ...
20Jun 9, 2006
Natural Resources and Environmental Law
At an event titled, “Conference on Do Hurricane Disasters Demonstrate Need for Environmental Laws?” held at the University of Maryland School of Law, Former Secretary Babbit spoke about ...
82Dec 1, 2005
Book Discussion on Cities in the Wilderness
Bruce Babbitt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton Administration, talked about his book, Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America, published by ...
63Jan 17, 2001
Preserving Our Nation's Heritage
In the final ceremony of his administration, President Clinton established several new national monuments. Mr. Ambrose and Secretary Babbit then spoke about President Clinton’s ...
43Jan 11, 2001
Interior Secretary Farewell
Secretary Babbitt said goodbye to Interior Department employees after eight years overseeing the nation’s national parks and land management. His accomplishments were described by several ...
28Dec 11, 2000
After President Clinton signed a bill aimed at restoring the Florida Everglades, dignitaries who had witnessed the signing talked with reporters and answered questions. Governor Bush and ...
14Oct 30, 2000
Natural Resources Bill
54Jul 3, 2000
Washington Monument Restoration
The speakers celebrated the completion of the Washington Monument restoration.
30May 18, 2000
New Mexico Wildfires
Secretary Babbit briefed reporters about an Interior Department report on the cause of the wildfires around Los Alamos New Mexico that started as a controlled burn set by the U.S. Forest ...
18Feb 7, 2000
Department of the Interior Budget Briefing
Secretary Babbit and other officials spoke to reporters about the proposed Interior Department budget. Among the components of the budget were increased funding for land acquisition and ...
10Oct 26, 1999
Secretary Babbit, Secretary Riley, and Deputy Attorney General Holder talked to reporters about the proposed across the board tax cut in the 2000 federal budget. They focused on the impact ...
19Oct 22, 1999
At a groundbreaking ceremony for a memorial to Japanese-Americans, participants talked about the contribution that Japanese-Americans had made and about their internment during World War II.
22Jul 2, 1999
President Clinton announced that the American Bald Eagle was removed from the endangered species list and called on Congress to approve an initiative that would help protect wildlife habitats and ...
35Mar 3, 1999
Indian Trust Fund Management
Witnesses testified about the mismanagement of billions of dollars of
tribal funds which could not be accounted for. Committee members
said they did not blame Secretary Babbitt for ...
9Jan 12, 1999
Secretary Babbit and Mr. Frampton talked about the environmental initiative to purchase lands for national parks and battlefields as part of a land conservation effort. After their remarks ...
31Dec 7, 1998
Yosemite National Park
Secretary Babbitt and others discussed the needed restoration of Yosemite National Park. They focused on the increased traffic problems in the park and suggested reservations or a shuttle bus ...
35Sep 1, 1998
Next Chapter in the History of Fire Fighting
Secretary Babbit discussed the fire-fighting strategies in the West. He believes that fighting forest fires hurts the natural ecological balance and actually makes the forests prone to future ...
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