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article Studies on Navajo coal plant's future poles apart (5/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- As tribal lawmakers, federal agencies and private industry continue to work out a plan for the future of Navajo Generating Station near Page, energy...
article Kinlani students work on solution to NGS (5/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- A group of nine senior high school students from the Kinlani Boardertown Dorm are hoping to bring their solution to the possible 2019 closure of the Navajo...
article Legislation seeks to extend operation of Arizona power plant (5/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council has been asked to approve an agreement between the tribe and the owners of the Navajo Generating Station to extend the operations...
article Navajo Nation seeks water, power infrastructure in coal plant lease (5/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation introduced legislation late Wednesday to extend the lease on the coal-fired power plant near Page so that it can operate through 2019.
article 10 challenges to keeping the Navajo Generating Station open (5/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- Government and Native American officials hoping to keep the Navajo Generating Station and its mine in operation are facing serious challenges. Salt River...
article Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye promises deal on troubled Navajo Generating Station coal plant (5/20/2017)
(Arizona) -- Dozens of coal miners cheered Monday when Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told them a deal to keep a coal plant on the reservation running through...
article Coal-burning Navajo Power Plant Nears Two-Year Lease Extension (5/15/2017)
(Arizona) -- A massive coal-burning Arizona power plant that has been one of the American West's biggest electric generators — and polluters — has won a...
article Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye promises deal on troubled Navajo Generating Station coal plant (5/15/2017)
(Arizona) -- Dozens of coal miners cheered Monday when Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told them a deal to keep a coal plant on the reservation running through...
article Earth, Coal And Water: Navajo Nation In Flux Over Future Of Natural Resources (5/11/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation in northern Arizona is scrambling to keep a coal-fired power plant and coal mine from closing in 2019. Tribal officials have asked the...
article Public Can Weigh In On Future Of Navajo Generating Station (5/11/2017)
(Arizona) -- The public will have a chance to weigh in on the future of the West’s largest coal-fired power plant. Southwest utilities, the federal government and...
article Solar could replace Navajo Generating Station power, but not its jobs (5/10/2017)
(Arizona) -- Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station, if...
article Solar could replace Navajo Generating Station power, but not its jobs (5/8/2017)
(Arizona) -- The coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Northeast Arizona provides almost 1,000 jobs between the plant and the mine that supplies it.
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks (5/26/2017)
(California) -- The oil company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is facing intense scrutiny from regulators and activists over a series of recent leaks across the...
article The Dakota Access Pipeline Threat: By the Numbers (5/26/2017)
(Iowa) -- Last fall I attended a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which was being constructed near my town of Ames, Iowa. Invited by a friend who said...
article Goodbye DAPL: US Bank Will Cease to Fund Oil/Gas Pipelines (5/26/2017)
(USA) -- No more Dakota Access Pipelines (DAPL) for U.S. Bank. The giant bancorporation has just amended its Environmental Responsibility Policy to ban funding oil and...
article As Dakota Access Pipeline Leaks, Native Artists Examine Contested Landscapes (5/26/2017)
(North Dakota) -- “We are in crisis,” intones the indigenous artist collective WINTER COUNT in a video of the same title. A drone pans over the Oceti Sakowin...
article Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system (5/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the...
article Two More Leaks Found Along Dakota Access Pipeline (5/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in two separate incidents in North Dakota in March as crews prepared the pipeline...
article Tribes Drop Ill-Fated Lawsuit Against Dakota Pipeline (5/19/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Two of the tribes opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline dropped their lawsuit against the multi-billion-dollar oil project. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe...
article DAPL Civil Suit Dropped Against Archambault, Council Members (5/19/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II and several tribal council members are no longer facing a civil suit from Energy Transfer Partners (...
article Tribe Drops Appeal of Dakota Access Pipeline (5/18/2017)
(North Dakota) -- American Indian tribes who are still fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge’s decision that...
article Native American tribes drop challenge against Dakota Access oil pipeline (5/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American tribes fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court have dropped an appeal against a federal judge's decision which allowed...
article ETP Spills Two Million Gallons of Drilling Material in Ohio (5/14/2017)
(Ohio) -- Ohioans are experiencing a little taste of Standing Rock, right at home. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the Texas company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (...
article Inside Energy Teams Up With Reveal In ‘Standing Rock And Beyond’ (5/14/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation last year drew national attention. Inside Energy teamed up with Reveal, from the Center...
article Oil pipeline opponents try going after the money (5/14/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline has persuaded some banks to stop supporting projects that might harm the environment or tread on...
article Standing Rock Water Protectors Were Right All Along: Dakota Access Pipeline Already Leaking (5/13/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Energy Transfer Partners’ not yet operational Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons – or about a bathtub-full – of shale oil at a...
article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier Comments on the Dakota Access Pipeline Spill in Spink County, South Dakota (5/12/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier released the following statement in reaction to the Dakota Access pipeline spill that happened in...
article Tribe: DAPL oil leak in Spink Co. raises concerns (5/12/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in South Dakota early last month, which an American Indian tribe says bolsters its argument that...
article President Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdraws (5/8/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Secretary of the Army -- an official with authority over the Dakota Access Pipeline -- remains unfilled after the second nominee for the job...
article OP/ED: Disinvest in DAPL Banks by Starting a Credit Union (5/7/2017)
(New York) -- In my most recent survey of American Indian credit unions I could find only 14 of them majority-owned by a tribe or an individual Native. Credit unions,...
18 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Secretary Zinke plans to work with tribes on drilling push in Alaska (5/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is reviving controversial plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to energy development. The fiscal...
article How Rollbacks at Scott Pruitt’s E.P.A. Are a Boon to Oil and Gas (5/20/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- In a gas field here in Wyoming’s struggling energy corridor, nearly 2,000 miles from Washington, the Trump administration’s regulatory...
article Pence Told Crow Tribe 'War On Coal Is Over' During Absaloka Mine Visit (5/15/2017)
(Montana) -- A coal mine on the Crow Reservation was the first stop for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Montana. After Air Force Two landed, Pence climbed...
article THEIRS: Tribes use oil money for its members (5/15/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes has been criticized for getting rich on oil and not doing enough for the reservation. However, there are plans on the Fort...
article Trump Order Could Open Up Area Larger Than Yellowstone to Drilling (5/13/2017)
(Utah) -- More than 2.7 million acres of iconic US landscape could be at risk from fossil fuel exploration following Donald Trump's decision to review protections on...
article Enbridge commits to greater disclosure on Indigenous and environmental issues (5/13/2017)
(Alberta) -- Enbridge said it will increase disclosure on how it factors in Indigenous and environmental issues when making acquisitions, despite shareholders voting...
article Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands (5/12/2017)
(Montana) -- The Crow Tribe is welcoming a high-profile visitor to its homelands in Montana. Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Absaloka Mine in Hardin on Friday...
article How Trump’s monuments review could impact climate (5/12/2017)
(USA) -- President Trump has directed the Interior Department to “review” all large national monuments created since 1996 to recommend ways for Congress to...
article Tribal views seen as influencing close vote on Obama-era energy rule (5/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Republicans have been dealt a setback in their efforts to roll back protections for the environment and the views of tribes in North Dakota are seen...
article ETP Spills Two Million Gallons of Drilling Material in Ohio (5/12/2017)
(Ohio) -- Ohioans are experiencing a little taste of Standing Rock, right at home. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the Texas company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (...
article Tribes turn oil money into a better life (5/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes has been criticized for getting rich on oil and not doing enough for the reservation. However, there are plans on the Fort...
article Vice President Mike Pence To Visit Coal Mine On The Crow Reservation (5/11/2017)
(Montana) -- Vice President Mike Pence and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are scheduled to visit a coal mine on the Crow Reservation Friday. The Trump Administration has...
article Tribal Groups Press U.S. Senate to Keep BLM Methane Waste Rule (5/8/2017)
(Arizona) -- A vote on whether to repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule could come in the U.S. Senate in the next few days, and tribal leaders...
article Kalama Plant protest hits the port (5/5/2017)
(Washington) -- A mixture of locals, regional activists, anglers, tribal members and leaders converged on the Port of Kalama Saturday to show their opposition to a...
article Peru’s first autonomous Indigenous government wins major victory taking on oil companies (5/5/2017)
(Peru) -- It has been less than two years since Peru’s Indigenous Wampis community declared itself a self-governing community. The Wampis Statute is built strictly...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Keystone XL pipeline opponents plant sacred corn to fight route (5/21/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route planted sacred corn on north-central Nebraska land where that pipeline could one day lie. On the farm...
article Tribes Enter “The Belly of the Beast” of Oil Sands Industry to Sign Historic Declaration Opposing Keystone-XL (5/18/2017)
(Alberta) -- “I’m amazed and thrilled that this day has come,” said Councilwoman Casey Camp-Horinek of the Ponca Nation, as she began her address at...
article Indigenous leaders sign opposition to Keystone XL in Calgary (5/17/2017)
(Calgary) -- Indigenous leaders from the U.S. and Canada gathered in Calgary on Wednesday to sign a declaration of opposition against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline....
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Tohono O’odham

article Electricity Restored to Tohono O'odham Nation after 2 Days (5/11/2017)
(Arizona) -- Electricity was restored to more than 3,500 customers on the Tohono O'odham Nation Wednesday evening after being out for two days, the tribe reported in...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump & Tribes

article Native American advocates size up Trump administration (5/6/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- With President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in the rearview mirror, lawmakers and advocates are uncertain but hopeful about the...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article It’s Clear Sailing for a Giant Sioux Wind Power Enterprise (5/21/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A coalition of Sioux tribes is poised to harness the wind. Long held sacred by the Great Sioux Nation, or Oceti Sakowin, the wind may soon provide...
article Solar Will Not Absorb Navajo Generating Station Job Loss (5/19/2017)
(Arizona) -- Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS...
article Solar panels on small B.C. First Nation make big impact (5/18/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A solar powered micro grid on a small First Nation on the southern tip of Vancouver Island is making a big impact on the community, and across the...
article Hole in radioactive waste tunnel filled, difficult work ahead (5/12/2017)
(Washington) -- Hanford crews finished filling a breach in a radioactive waste storage and disposal tunnel at the nuclear reservation late Wednesday night, ending the...
article Yakamas call for faster cleanup of Hanford tunnel (5/12/2017)
(Washington) -- Responding to the partial collapse of a nuclear waste storage tunnel at Hanford, Yakama Nation leaders are calling for an accelerated cleanup.
article American Indian pueblo gets electric car charging station (5/12/2017)
(New Mexico) -- An American Indian community is getting the first electric vehicle charging station along the Interstate 25 corridor between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
article American Indian Pueblo Gets Electric Car Charging Station (5/11/2017)
(New Mexico) -- An American Indian community is getting the first electric vehicle charging station along the Interstate 25 corridor between Albuquerque and Santa Fe....
article Off-Grid Solar, Battery Energy Storage Gains Ground on Native American Tribal Lands (5/11/2017)
(USA) -- The U.S. has long looked to Native American Tribal lands as a source of mineral and energy resources and a thoroughfare for delivering the power, energy and...
article Bourns College installs solar microgrid on Indian reservation (5/8/2017)
(California) -- Engineers from UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering began work this week on a new solar energy microgrid intended for the Chemehuevi Indian Reservation...
article First rooftop solar systems come online for California Native tribe (5/8/2017)
(California) -- A Native American tribe in California has completed the installation of 56 rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems totalling 217 kW.
article What's Keeping Tribes From Harnessing Their Wind Energy? (5/2/2017)
(USA) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline goes through some of the windiest parts of the Great Plains, and wind power generation in the Plains States has grown rapidly over...
article Blue Lake Rancheria Reduces its Carbon Footprint With Launch of a Cutting-Edge, Community-Scale ‘Microgrid’ (5/1/2017)
(California) -- Through the power of partnership and a grant from the California Energy Commission, the Blue Lake Rancheria is now home to a cutting-edge low carbon...
article Leech Lake Financial Services’ Team Wasaya is bringing solar to the Leech Lake Reservation, Cass Lake through a $60,000 award (5/1/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Leech Lake Financial Services (LLFS) has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Solar in Your Community...
article Blue Lake Rancheria celebrates going solar (4/30/2017)
(California) -- The Blue Lake Rancheria on Thursday afternoon celebrated the completion of the solar array and microgrid setup that will power the Blue Lake Casino and...
press release Blue Lake Rancheria Native American Reservation Microgrid Goes Live (4/27/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Blue Lake Rancheria, a century-old Native American reservation in Northern California, has launched its low-carbon community microgrid that is helping...
article Ontario-First Nation partnership creates clean energy project (4/26/2017)
(Ontario) -- A new Indigenous owned power generating station is up and running in northern Ontario. The $300 million project will provide clean, low-cost electricity to...
article University, Industry, Community Partner to Build Solar Microgrid on Chemehuevi Tribal Reservation (4/26/2017)
(California) -- A university-industry-community project team is building a renewable energy microgrid on the reservation of the Chemeuevi Indian Tribe near Lake Havasu,...
article UCR Project to Install Solar Microgrid for San Bernardino County’s Chemehuevi Indian Tribe (4/25/2017)
(California) -- Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, together with a team of industry partners, have begun work...
article Leech Lake competing in U.S. Dept. of Energy solar challenge (4/24/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is taking on a challenge to increase its ability to provide solar power. According to a press release, Leech Lake Financial...
article LF Schools updated on ‘Solar Schools’ project (4/22/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Cheryal Hills of Region 5, Michael Krause of Kandiyo Consulting and Jan Hubbard of the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance visited the Little Falls School...

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