U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS: D.C. VA Medical Center Demonstrates Significant Improvement: VA Makes System-Wide Enhancements to Prevent Future Issues

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) outlined a series of major improvements undertaken at the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center (DCVAMC) in the 11 months since the VA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released an interim report critical of the medical center. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR: Interior Provides More Than $300 Million in Conservation Funding for States & Tribes to Reclaim & Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announced the availability of the Fiscal Year 2018 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants, which will provide $300.7 million to states and tribes to reclaim abandoned coal mines. Read More »

AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE: Offshore exploration cab bring jobs, consumer benefits and economic growth to Virginia

Virginia Executive Director Miles Morin emphasized the opportunities that exploring offshore energy resources can bring to Virginia’s economic and energy future prior to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management public hearing on the Interior Department’s proposed five-year offshore natural gas and oil leasing plan. Read More »