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  • The Economic Power of Outdoor Recreation

    The Secretary of the Interior traveled to New England to highlight the economic power of outdoor recreation

  • The Health of Our Lands and Waters and the Health of Our Economy

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley discuss ways the Nation’s lands, waters, and wildlife can help create jobs for our future.

  • White House Rural Council on the Road

    There are more than 100 events being held throughout the summer so that senior Administration officials can talk with Americans across the country

  • Reclaiming the Future Through American Manufacturing

    Producing a range of high-quality, eco-friendly jewelry, Alex and Ani exemplifies what it means to be "Made In America." CEO Giovanni Feroce has made a concerted effort to hire locally, creating jobs and bringing a sense of renewed optimism to Rhode Island manufacturers.

  • Sound Ocean Policy Builds the Marine Economy

    Federal ocean policy can only work if it is sensible and helps build our economy. Rhode Island is unique, but aspects of our experience can help inform the President and the federal agencies as the national ocean policy takes shape. When it comes to the ocean and our public waters, it is critical that we get it right the first time, and we are grateful to the Obama Administration for recognizing its importance.

  • Joining Forces for Our Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes

    Last week, the National Ocean Council brought together more than 500 Federal, state, tribal, and local government representatives, indigenous community leaders, and other stakeholders and members of the public from across the country for a National Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) Workshop in Washington, DC.

  • Ocean Stewardship Built By You, For You

    On Monday, Chair Sutley traveled to Providence, Rhode Island to hear from the communities that depend on our oceans and coasts about the actions they would like to see put in place to implement the President's National Ocean Policy.

  • You Give A Lot, You Get A Lot: A Story Celebrating Service

    Congressman Tom Petri, who served in the Peace Corps in Somalia and currently represents the 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin, shares his story of the lessons he learned while serving in the Peace Corps.

  • People Taking Action

    Department of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis affirms DOL’s mission to work collaboratively with faith-based and community based group to protect workers. Read more to learn how.

  • Sending Health Data Safely and Securely Over the Internet

    Yesterday marked another milestone on the Nation’s journey to better health care through the use of electronic health records and health information technology.