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article OP/ED: Dakota Access Pipeline Fight is Not Over: Challenges in 2017 (1/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- In December 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) denied an easement that would have permitted the company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to complete...
article B.C. First Nation expected to launch court challenge of LNG approval (1/15/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Members of a B.C. First Nation are expected to launch another legal challenge of a massive liquefied natural gas project proposed for the province...
article Enlisting Alberta First Nations to bolster pipeline monitoring (1/15/2017)
(Alberta) -- A new program in the works at Alberta's research and development agency aims to improve pipeline monitoring and spill response by enlisting more...
article Oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon scheduled (1/15/2017)
(New Mexico) -- An oil and gas lease sale that would auction off about 840 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park will proceed on Jan. 25 after five years of...
article Ontario First Nations take TransCanada to court over pipeline consultation process (1/15/2017)
(Ontario) -- Two Ontario First Nations are taking the National Energy Board and TransCanada to court over consultation. TransCanada planned a number of maintenance...
article Tribes to levy more tax on North Dakota reservation (1/14/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Oil companies will be charged a higher tax rate than the state on the reservation's oil production, the chairman of North Dakota's Three...
article Last Two Oil and Gas Leases for Sacred Badger-Two Medicine Canceled (1/14/2017)
(Montana) -- Finally, after a 35-year effort by the Blackfeet Nation, the last two oil and gas leases of an original 47 in the sacred Badger–Two Medicine area have...
article Opening Arguments in BLM Frack Rule Appeal Delayed Until March (1/14/2017)
(Colorado) -- The Obama administration will not have an opportunity to defend an embattled rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands,...
article Bad River Tribal Council Member Details Enbridge Decision (1/13/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Last week, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa voted to deny the renewal of an easement of the Enbridge Energy Line 5 on tribal lands near Lake...
article How the Spectre of Oil Trains is Deceptively Used to Push Pipelines (1/12/2017)
(Canada) -- Either support new pipelines or your community will be incinerated by an oil-carrying train. It sounds outrageous, but it’s been a foundational...
article Northern Wisconsin tribe wants Enbridge to remove pipeline from reservation (1/12/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe wants a Canadian energy firm to remove its pipeline from tribal reservation lands. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...
article B.C. premier says five conditions met on Trans Mountain pipeline (1/12/2017)
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia gave its blessing Wednesday to the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline as Premier Christy Clark announced all five conditions...
article Enbridge May Face Tough Legal Battle to Keep 60-Year-Old Pipeline Running (1/12/2017)
(Alberta) -- Enbridge Inc may be set for a bruising legal battle in Wisconsin after a Native American tribe voted against renewing land use agreements on a major crude...
article Wisconsin Native Americans vote no to renewing deal with Enbridge’s oil pipeline (1/11/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A Native American tribe in Wisconsin has voted against extending the contracts which allow Enbridge Inc. to use their land for a crude oil pipeline. It...
article Two Gitxsan chiefs seek to block Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal construction (1/11/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Two Gitxsan hereditary chiefs have filed a court challenge in a bid to block Pacific NorthWest LNG’s plans to construct a massive terminal in...
article Tribe threatens to leave oil tax agreement with ND (1/10/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The leader of the oil-rich Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation threatened to leave the oil tax agreement with North Dakota on Tuesday, Jan. 10, during a...
article Tribe wants pipeline off its land (1/10/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin Indian tribe wants pipeline company Enbridge Energy off of its tribal land. The Bad River band of Lake Superior Chippewa has notified...
article B.C. First Nation to launch court challenge against LNG approval (1/10/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Members of a B.C. First Nation are expected to launch another legal challenge of a massive liquefied natural gas project proposed for the province...
article Two Gitxsan chiefs seek to block Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal construction (1/10/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Two Gitxsan hereditary chiefs have filed a court challenge in a bid to block Pacific NorthWest LNG’s plans to construct a massive terminal in...
article Bad River Band wants Enbridge pipeline off reservation (1/9/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Bad River Tribal Council has taken formal action to kick the Enbridge Energy Line 5 pipeline off reservation land.
article Tribe denies easements for Enbridge Line 5 (1/9/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A Native American tribe in Wisconsin has denied easement renewals for Enbridge's 540,000 b/d Line 5 crude and NGL pipeline, citing concerns about a...
article Judge says tribal treaties don't apply to crude oil pipelines (1/8/2017)
(Minnesota) -- An administrative law judge has rejected claims that 19th century treaties give American Indians a say in choosing a route for a new crude oil pipeline...
article Wisconsin tribe wants oil pipeline moved from its reservation (1/8/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A Chippewa tribe in Wisconsin is calling for 12 miles of pipeline to be removed from its reservation after 64 years of operation, saying they want to...
article First Nation chiefs take legal action over pipeline replacement (1/8/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba’s aboriginal chiefs have thrown a legal obstacle at Ottawa’s energy agenda by challenging the Trudeau government’s approval for...
article Citing fear of spills, Wisconsin tribe turns on pipeline (1/7/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Bad River tribe in northern Wisconsin has called for a major oil pipeline that crosses its land to be shut down and removed by its owner, Enbridge Inc...
25 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Bridge at center of pipeline protest is structurally sound, but will remain closed (1/13/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The bridge that was at the center of the confrontation between Dakota Access Pipeline protest and law officers has been deemed structurally safe but...
article U.S. Native Communities See Their Influence Grow on Local and National Stage (1/13/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Although the United States Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily stopped work on the Dakota Access Pipeline that was planned to go through the...
article Melissa Etheridge to play Turning Stone benefit concert for Standing Rock protesters (1/13/2017)
(New York) -- Melissa Etheridge will bring her powerful voice to Central New York to raise legal defense funds for protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
article Oneida Nation Announces Melissa Etheridge Benefit Concert for Standing Rock Legal Defense Fund (1/13/2017)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation has announced legendary rocker and activist Melissa Etheridge will perform a benefit event at its Turning Stone Resort Casino on...
article Mille Lacs Band divests from Wells Fargo over financing for Dakota Access Pipeline (1/13/2017)
(Minnesota) -- In solidarity with the #NoDAPL movement, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians is ending its relationship with banking giant Wells Fargo.
article Backwater Bridge Deemed Structurally Sound; Remains Closed (1/12/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Canatpeta Bridge on Highway 1806, more commonly known as the Backwater Bridge, near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, has been deemed...
article Pipeline protesters face tough road ahead (1/12/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Tipis and tents still stand against a frigid North Dakota winter in the Oceti Sakowin camp along the banks of the Cannonball River.
article Donald Trump's Energy nominee vows to stay away from Dakota Access Pipeline (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Texas governor Rick Perry is promising to stay away the Dakota Access Pipeline if he joins the Cabinet of Republican president-elect Donald...
article Police across the country looked at Standing Rock as a sort of law enforcement laboratory (1/12/2017)
(Wyoming) -- One of the tactics used by North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple to try and quell the #NoDAPL protests at Standing Rock was the Emergency Management...
article Local woman stands with Standing Rock (1/12/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Ann Podlipny of Chester joined thousands of members of North Dakota’s Sioux tribe and activists from around the world at Standing Rocking Indian...
article Oil company cited for 200 leaks since 2010 (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- In the tribal lawsuit to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Justice Department on Jan. 6 filed for dismissal of Energy...
article 605 politics: Talking tribal relations after pipeline protest (1/12/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Good morning from Pierre where Yankton Sioux Tribal Chairman Robert Flying Hawk is set to deliver his State of the Tribes address this afternoon.
article Energy nominee Perry steps away from Dakota Access pipeline (1/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he has stepped down from the boards of two energy companies that are developing the controversial Dakota Access...
article Native American Solar Energy Visionary Equips Standing Rock Protesters with Green Technology (1/9/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Henry Red Cloud knelt down on the snow-packed ground at the Standing Rock Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. He didn’t seem to mind the...
article Native American Tribe Protesting in Mahwah to Stop Pipeline Proposed to Run Throughout Northern NJ (1/8/2017)
(New Jersey) -- A Ramapough Lenape tribe has put up a small colony of tents and tepees sit on a plot of land the tribe owns in Mahwah, NJ along the Ramapo River to...
article The Senate just named a supporter of the Dakota pipeline to head its Indian Affairs committee (1/8/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- In a statement Thursday, United States Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) said he is "honored" to serve as the new chairman of the U.S. Senate...
article Native American Solar Energy Visionary Equips Standing Rock Protesters With Green Technology (1/7/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Henry Red Cloud knelt down on the snow-packed ground at the Standing Rock Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. He didn’t seem to mind the...
article Army Corps counters Dakota Access on crucial pipeline easement (1/6/2017)
(North Dakota) -- With the clock winding down on the Obama administration, government attorneys are calling on a federal judge to reject efforts to complete the Dakota...
article Q&A: David Archambault II, chairman of Standing Rock Reservation (1/6/2017)
(North Dakota) -- With the protest at Standing Rock entering its eighth month of resistance, a lot can be said about the resolve of the water protectors and their...
article Tensions rise over crime, garbage between Standing Rock Sioux, pipeline protesters (1/6/2017)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux won a key victory last month in its battle against the Dakota Access pipeline, after thousands of activists...
20 Total Articles on this Issue

Yucca Mountain Project

article Energy chief: Bid to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump doomed (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Any effort to revive the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain is doomed to fail because the project lacks support from...
article Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site May Get a Second Look Under Trump (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- While the US Department of Energy published new rules to create a central repository for nuclear waste, a bill has been introduced to block any new...
article Yucca Mountain won’t be site for nuclear waste, energy secretary says (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Citing local opposition to the project, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dismissed speculation Wednesday that a nuclear waste repository could...
article Energy chief: Bid to revive Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump doomed (1/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Any effort to revive the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain is doomed to fail because the project lacks support from...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Wind caused power outage affecting 2 Las Vegas Strip casinos (1/11/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Two Strip properties were without power for about an hour early Wednesday morning. The MGM Grand and New York-New York lost power around 5:15 a.m. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article North Dakota Tribes Threaten to Cut Off Oil Production Funds to State (1/13/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Amid strained relations with state officials, three Native American tribes whose reservation lands provide more than 20% of North Dakota's oil...
article North Dakota tribe threatens to walk away from energy tax deal (1/12/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is considering its options as lawmakers in North Dakota move forward with an energy tax bill that affects the...
article Tribes threaten to pull out of oil tax agreement with state (1/12/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The chairman of North Dakota's oil-rich Fort Berthold Reservation has renewed threats to pull out of a revenue sharing agreement with the state.
article First Nations want National Energy Board regime ruled unconstitutional (1/11/2017)
(Thunder Bay) -- A lawsuit launched by two First Nations in northern Ontario this month seeks millions of dollars in damages and a ruling that the National Energy Board...
article Fighting Big Oil in the Amazon (1/8/2017)
(Ecuador) -- The struggle against oil in indigenous territory is one of the main themes of an upcoming documentary, Re-Imagining Progress: Voices from the Ecuadorean...
article VIDEO: Nunavut Premier learns of Trudeau’s arctic drilling ban moments before announcement (1/7/2017)
(Canada) -- It was a move environmentalists celebrated. On December 20, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an indefinite ban on drilling for oil in the arctic...
article Standing Rock Needs Help Prompting Army Corps of Engineers to Issue Intent to Perform Environmental Impact Statement (1/6/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II issued the following plea to those who are willing to assist the tribe to put pressure on the U....
article West Marin brings stories from Standing Rock (1/5/2017)
(California) -- Last September, in a brimful Bolinas Community Center, Jesse McCollum rose to address his community about what he witnessed in North Dakota while...
article WWF study says renewable energy will work, save money in Arctic communities (1/4/2017)
(Arctic) -- A new study from World Wildlife Fund Canada's Arctic Program says that renewable energy is not only possible for the Arctic — it could be cost-...
article Top Carlton County stories of the year (12/31/2016)
(Minnesota) -- A Cloquet home and a gas station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright made local and national news in 2016, while there were plenty of stories locally regarding...
article Jewell Approves Nevada Solar Project (12/27/2016)
(Nevada) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined leaders of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and First Solar to announce approval of the 100-megawatt Aiya...
article Latest NRC Ruling On Black Hills Uranium Project Split Decision (12/24/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued something of a split decision on the proposed Dewey-Burdock uranium mine north of Edgemont in Fall...
article Families using ovens to heat homes in northern Ontario First Nation, elder says (12/19/2016)
(Thunder Bay) -- An elder from Whitesand First Nation, in northern Ontario, says children's lives are being put at risk because of a problem getting heating oil...
article Energy development viewed differently among Native American tribes (12/18/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Some Native Americans hope that a Donald Trump presidency will give tribes more control over energy development on reservations.
article BLOG: It Pays to Protest (12/18/2016)
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge plans to replace an old section of oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota. It held an informational meeting in Bemidji, Minnesota, on...
article Mark Trahant: Ryan Zinke is a much better pick for Indian Country (12/15/2016)
(Montana) -- Just about a week ago it was clear that Cathy McMorris Rodger was headed to the Interior Department. Nope. It was a headfake. President-elect Donald Trump...
article Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (12/15/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- This time it's official -- Republican president-elect Donald Trump has tapped a lawmaker with a more favorable record on tribal issues to head...
article Trump’s Choice for Interior Secretary: Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke (12/15/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- President-elect Donald Trump has selected Montana Republican Ryan Zinke, the congressman who has held Montana’s at-large congressional seat...
article Zinke is More Politics, Less Leadership (12/15/2016)
(Montana) -- I met Ryan Zinke in 2008 when he asked me to support his campaign for state Senate and help him secure the endorsement of Montana Conservation Voters.
article Tribes take different approaches to wind developments (12/12/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- When negotiating the lease for a wind development on tribal land north of Ponca City, the Cherokee Nation insisted on preserving the way one particular...

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