☷Deputy Secretary Beaudreau Highlights Clean Energy Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Water Resilience in New Mexico Visit
U.S. Department of the Interior ( By Press Release office)
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Date: Wednesday , May 4 , 2022 Contact: Interior_Press@ios . doi . govALBUQUERQUE , N . M . — Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau completed a multi - day visit to Albuquerque today where he met with state , local , and Tribal leaders , Interior Department employees and community members to highlight President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law . During the trip , Deputy Secretary Beaudreau also underscored the Biden - Harris administration’s commitment to unlocking and delivering the full potential of renewable energy on our public lands and waters , while creating good - paying union jobs and reducing emissions . On Tuesday , Deputy Secretary Beaudreau toured the Petroglyph National Monument , an urban park cooperatively managed by the National Park Service and the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division . He later traveled to the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge where he toured the refuge’s recently constructed visitor center , which features exhibits that tell the stories of community members’ connection to refuge lands and features an environmental justice resource library . The Interior Department is committed to investing in projects like these that help advance equity and tell a more complete story of America . On Wednesday , Deputy Secretary delivered remarks at the Solar Energy Industry Association Summit to highlight the Interior Department’s progress to meet the Biden - Harris administration’s goal of permitting at least 25 gigawatts of onshore renewable energy by 2025 by collaboratively partnering with states , cities and Tribal communities . The Department recently outlined a roadmap for continued progress on renewable energy development on public lands and announced the advancement of three transmission projects that will help deliver renewable energy to communities in the West . Deputy Secretary Beaudreau and Representative Melanie Stansbury also toured the New Belen Wasteway , a Bureau of Reclamation project that will provide operational flexibilities to respond to long - term drought , ensure that irrigation water can be returned to the Rio Grande and support critical habitat for the endangered silvery minnow . President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes one of the largest investments in drought resilience in American history , including $8 . 3 billion for Reclamation for water infrastructure programs and $1 . 4 billion for ecosystem restoration and resilience . Reclamation has allocated $420 million for rural water construction activities in fiscal year 2022 , including project sites in New Mexico , North Dakota , South Dakota , Iowa , Minnesota and Montana . ### Was this page helpful Yes No This page was not helpful because the content: Has too little information Has too much information Is confusing Is out - of - date Leave this field blank
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