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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Everglades Legislation

    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…

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    Natural Resources Bill

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    Washington Monument Restoration

    The speakers celebrated the completion of the Washington Monument restoration.

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    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…

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    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…

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    Budget Priorities

    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…

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    Japanese-American Memorial

    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.

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    Bald Eagles

    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…

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    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 the…

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    Environmental Initiatives

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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