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Navajo Casino

article Letters: With NGS, mine closures, new casino is an option (6/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- In 2013, the Navajo Generating Station owners and the Navajo Nation agreed to extend the lease to year 2044 and the agreement was not signed by the plant...
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Grand Canyon

article Trump administration considers uranium mining in Grand Canyon, threatening ancient Native American tribe (6/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Trump administration is considering a policy that could spark a renewed push for uranium mining in northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon, and pit...
article Tribal leaders, lawmakers push bill to ban mining near Grand Canyon (6/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal and environmental officials urged House lawmakers Wednesday to protect sacred land and natural resources by supporting a permanent ban on...
article Congress Considers 2 Bills That Would Ban Mining Near Grand Canyon, Chaco (6/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Leaders from northern Arizona and northern New Mexico spoke out at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the extraction industry’s impacts...
article Tribal leaders, lawmakers push bill to ban mining near Grand Canyon (6/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- Tribal and environmental officials urged House lawmakers Wednesday to protect sacred land and natural resources by supporting a permanent ban on mining on...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Trump administration signals support for uranium mining that could touch Grand Canyon (6/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Trump administration is signaling a renewed push to consider uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, a move that would undoubtedly ignite a political...
article Dakota to Cushing Pipeline Proposed (6/12/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project to move oil out of the state since...
article Wyoming joins Utah, Western Colorado and Northern Ute Tribe on Natural Gas Initiative (6/12/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Continuing work to advance new market access for the West’s natural energy resources, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) and its government partners...
article Vapour release at Shell (6/12/2019)
(Ontario) -- There was a hydrocarbon vapour release at Shell’s Corunna site Wednesday morning. In a Facebook post, Aamjiwnaang First Nation Emergency Planning...
article $1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil (6/11/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project in the state since the Dakota...
article Court to mull continuing order against B.C. LNG pipeline opponents (6/11/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Coastal GasLink and opponents of the company’s natural gas pipeline are set to make arguments in B.C. Supreme Court over whether an interim...
article First Nations have good reason to support pipelines, says Fraser Institute (6/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- The construction of pipelines in Western Canada stand to benefit small, remote and “fairly poor” First Nation communities in Alberta and British...
article Tribes back bill to ban new uranium mining around Grand Canyon (6/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- Fresh off one policy strike against the Trump administration, tribes and Democrats in Congress are looking to score another with a ban on new uranium mining...
article Interior Department’s coal reboot ignores tribes and curtails public input (6/3/2019)
(Montana) -- Within miles of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe’s reservation in southeastern Montana, coal mines leave claw marks on the landscape and smokestacks rise...
article Interior Department’s coal reboot ignores tribes and curtails public input (6/3/2019)
(Montana) -- Within miles of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe’s reservation in southeastern Montana, coal mines leave claw marks on the landscape and smokestacks rise...
article Montana Tribe Rips Trump Administration Over Federal Coal Leasing (6/3/2019)
(Montana) -- Reuters reported that a Montana tribe last week blasted the Trump administration for seeking to overturn an Obama-era moratorium on federal coal leasing...
article North Dakota tribe defends its rights to minerals from state (6/3/2019)
(North Dakota) -- For nearly two centuries, the federal government has repeatedly assured a Native American tribe in North Dakota that it has rights to a reservation...
article Wyoming joins Utah, Western Colorado and Northern Ute Tribe on natural gas initiative (6/2/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Continuing work to advance new market access for the West’s natural energy resources, Consumer Energy Alliance and its government partners across the...
article Wyoming joins Western coalition to promote development around natural gas (6/1/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming is the newest member of a Western energy advocacy group that seeks to promote natural gas production and infrastructure development in the region....
article That’s a wrap in Attawapiskat (5/31/2019)
(Ontario) -- Plant decommissioning has started at the De Beers Group’s Victor open-pit diamond mine complex near Attawapiskat. The international diamond miner...
article Historic agreement could open up overseas markets for Western states' natural gas (5/30/2019)
(Utah) -- Signers inked a historic agreement Thursday at the Governor's Energy Summit, potentially opening up natural gas markets for Western states and the Ute...
article Coastal First Nations slam senators, say upper house doesn't have 'legitimacy' to kill tanker ban (5/28/2019)
(British Columbia) -- With some in the Senate angling to the end the federal Liberal government's B.C. oil tanker ban bill, some coastal First Nations are slamming...
17 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Peabody quietly lays off over 150 long-time Native American miners ahead of Kayenta coal closure (6/11/2019)
(Arizona) -- Peabody Energy during the first quarter of the year quietly reduced the size of the workforce at Kayenta Mine in northeastern Arizona by 46 percent, from...
article Navajo Nation voices support for the protection of Grand Canyon from uranium mining at U.S. Capitol (6/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On June 4, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer joined members of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee at the U.S. Capitol for a press...
article Navajo Nation Moves to Trim Tribal Spending (6/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials are looking for cost-cutting measures after proposing a budget that is five-million dollars short of the current one.
article ‘Batteries are pricey’: Light Up Navajo delivers electricity for matron (6/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- Using light from a kerosene or oil lamp late at night, Elizabeth B. Begay makes intricate dreamcatcher earrings and other handmade jewelry. Some nights, she...
article Navajo Tribal Utility Authority To Receive $94 Million Loan Supporting Renewable Energy (6/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Four Corners region is transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables, and the new $94 million loan from USDA should support the transition. The coal-...
article Closing The West's Largest Coal Plant Will Leave The Navajo Nation With $58 Million In Missing Revenue (6/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Generating Station in Arizona is closing, and that’s terrible news for the Native American communities that rely on the coal plant for...
article Navajo Receive Federal Loan To Complete Solar Farm (5/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- The federal government is loaning the Navajo Nation $94 million to complete a solar farm and help reduce customer's electricity rates. With the money,...
article For Many Navajos, Getting Hooked Up To The Power Grid Can Be Life-Changing (5/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- Neda Billie has been waiting to turn on lights in her home for 15 years. "We've been living off those propane lanterns," she says. "Now...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Court lifts injunction blocking Keystone XL oil pipeline (6/9/2019)
(Montana) -- An appeals court has lifted a judge's injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S., but the developer...
article Judges: Keystone XL construction can begin (6/7/2019)
(California) -- A panel of federal judges last night tossed a lower court ruling that had frozen progress on the Keystone XL pipeline, giving a green light for...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chaco Canyon

article Navajo Allottees Defend Mineral Rights And Cultural Heritage In Opposition To Exclusionary Zone Near Chaco Canyon (6/8/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A bill to halt oil and gas development via a 10-mile exclusionary zone surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park drew opposition from local...
article The battle to protect historic Chaco Canyon from fracking and drilling (6/7/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a place of immense cultural and historic importance. Chaco is also a place of beauty and wildlife. Elk and...
article The battle to protect historic Chaco Canyon from fracking and drilling (6/7/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a place of immense cultural and historic importance. Chaco is also a place of beauty and wildlife. Elk and...
article U.S. Land Managers Shift Position on Chaco Protection Bill (6/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A top official with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday the agency is open to Congress considering legislation limiting federal leases for...
article US officials to put off oil leases near sacred tribal land in New Mexico (6/4/2019)
(New Mexico) -- U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has agreed to put off oil and gas leasing for a year on land that Native Americans consider sacred surrounding...
article Interior Backtracks on Plans to Drill in Sacred New Mexico Canyon, For Now (5/30/2019)
(New Mexico) -- In a rare but potentially brief turn, Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt—a man infamously known for his conflict of interests...
article U.S. Officials Delay Oil Leases Near Sacred Tribal Land And National Park (5/30/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation and the Pueblo tribe have won a small victory. The U.S. Department of the Interior has agreed to delay leasing out land to oil and gas...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Taku River Tlingit want to sell hydroelectric power to Yukon (6/7/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Taku River Tlingit First Nation in Atlin, B.C., says its hydropower expansion could supply Yukon with more clean energy — but Yukon...
article Minister says First Nations consultation only required after shale gas exemption approved (6/6/2019)
(New Brunswick) -- The Higgs government is defending its decision to wait until its partial lifting of a moratorium on fracking to begin consultations with Indigenous...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article Pipeline opponents press Governor (6/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Opponents of the Enbridge Line 3 project converged on the State Capitol Thursday to pressure Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to block the...
article Minnesota Court Overturns Approval of Pipeline Project (6/4/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Monday that state regulators did not adequately consider the environmental impact of a potential oil spill on the...
article Minnesota court reverses regulators' decision on Line 3's impact (6/3/2019)
(Minnesota) -- An appeals court has reversed a decision by Minnesota utility regulators who approved the environmental impact statement for Enbridge Energy's Line 3...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Apache Tribe

article Albuquerque to get closer to 100% with solar farm on Apache land (6/5/2019)
(New Mexico) -- At last count, 126 municipalities had either committed to purchasing 100% of their electricity from renewable energy sources, or, in the case of six, had...
1 Article on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article Rival all-Alberta Indigenous coalition sets sights on Trans Mountain pipeline (6/5/2019)
(Alberta) -- An Indigenous bidder for the Trans Mountain pipeline system is sending formal invitations to all Métis and First Nations groups in Alberta to assemble a...
article Indigenous-led group makes pitch at B.C. Legislature for majority ownership of Trans Mountain pipeline (5/29/2019)
(British Columbia) -- An Indigenous-led pro-pipeline group made its pitch in the B.C. Legislature Wednesday for a majority stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article Standing Rock Fights On: Tribal Activism Goes Solar (6/4/2019)
(North Dakota) -- If you climb one of the many buttes that rise above western North Dakota, you’ll gaze upon a landscape of roaring methane flares, hidden...
1 Article on this Issue

Métis

article Mining framework promises improved First Nations negotiations, but Metis Federation says it wasn't consulted (5/31/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Manitoba government is touting a new framework for negotiating mining rights with First Nations communities, while fielding complaints that the...
1 Article on this Issue

ANWR

article U.S. vows first oil lease sale in Alaska Arctic refuge this year (5/30/2019)
(Alaska) -- The U.S. Interior Department is determined to sell oil leases for the first time this year in the ecologically sensitive but presumably petroleum-rich...
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Other News

article Labrador anti-Muskrat Falls group happy with consultation from UN representative (6/14/2019)
(Labrador) -- Members of the Labrador Land Protectors group say a United Nations representative was receptive to their concerns about Muskrat Falls — but the grand...
article US land managers shift position on Chaco protection bill (6/5/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A top official with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday the agency is open to Congress considering legislation limiting federal leases for...
article USDA announces loans to improve rural electric infrastructure and upgrade energy efficiency (6/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural...
article Old Native American hunting grounds near wind farm (6/1/2019)
(Illinois) -- Anyone wishing to get as close as possible to the ghosts of Native Americans may want to take Rt. 78 south of Annawan six miles or north of Kewanee four...
article Chemehuevi tribe unveils $2.6 million solar project (5/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- Clouds hovered over the Chemehuevi Indian Reservation Thursday afternoon as tribal officials announced the completion of a major solar energy project.
article Children Of The Sun Solar Initiative Rises Out Of Devastating Fire (5/18/2019)
(California) -- The 2016 Cayuse Mountain Fire was the second largest in Washington state that summer. Fire crews from the Colville Tribes and the Kalispel Tribe helped...
article Native Renewables: Powering Up Tribal Communities (5/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- There’s something amiss in the Southwest. The region has the best solar potential in the country, yet thousands still live in homes without electricity. The...
article Garneau says he's open to amendments as opposition to B.C. tanker ban bill mounts (5/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Transport Minister Marc Garneau told the Senate committee studying the Liberal government's B.C. oil tanker ban bill today that he is open to...
article BLOG: Offshore Wind Momentum In The Aftermath Of Cape Wind (5/9/2019)
(USA) -- My introduction to offshore wind was in June 2009. I had just moved across the country from New Mexico to start my new job as solicitor of the U.S. Department...
article Indigenous-led organization expands energy access in native communities (5/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- An organization focused on increasing energy independence for American Indians is helping to bring light, jobs and new opportunities to tribal communities.
article Native Renewables: Powering Up Tribal Communities (5/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- There’s something amiss in the Southwest. The region has the best solar potential in the country, yet thousands still live in homes without...
article Indigenous-led organization expands energy access in native communities (5/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- An organization focused on increasing energy independence for American Indians is helping to bring light, jobs and new opportunities to tribal communities.
article Northern Cree communities talk impact of Hydro projects at United Nations (5/4/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A group representing northern Manitoba Cree communities impacted by Hydro developments spoke at a meeting of the United Nations in New York City earlier...
article Native Renewables: Powering Up Tribal Communities (5/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- There’s something amiss in the Southwest. The region has the best solar potential in the country, yet thousands still live in homes without electricity. The...
article Large grid storage project near Klamath Falls gets federal approval (5/1/2019)
(Oregon) -- Federal energy regulators granted approval and a license Tuesday to an energy storage project near Klamath Falls. It’s the first facility of its kind...
article Mi'kmaw grandmothers to launch land title claim against Alton Gas project (4/17/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- Three Indigenous women described as "grassroots grandmothers" who were arrested last week at a rural construction site north of Halifax have filed a...
article Blue Lake Rancheria Rolls Out Electric Ride and Drive Booth during Big Time and Social Gathering at HSU (4/8/2019)
(California) -- During HSU’s California Indian Big Time and Social Gathering event, tribal community members had the opportunity to test drive electric powered...
article Environment minister stands by decision on Alton Gas project (4/8/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- The Nova Scotia government is standing by its decision to grant an industrial approval to the controversial Alton Gas project. "I concluded that the...
article In Colorado and beyond, community ‘barn raising’ helps tribes build solar (4/8/2019)
(Colorado) -- Dozens of workers and volunteers will meet this month in a hayfield outside a tiny town on the southwestern tip of Colorado. There, they will unpack and...
article Tribes putting energy into economic development (4/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- Many tribes are looking for ways to diversify industry in their Nations or Communities. Knowing that the cost of utilities can be a deciding factor in...

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