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article Tribes urge US to ban drilling around sacred New Mexico site (3/26/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive...
article Nevada, Utah tribes join protest against plutonium shipments (3/25/2019)
(Nevada) -- Thirteen tribes in Nevada and western Utah are urging President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry to suspend any shipments of weapons-grade...
article ND Legislature Approves Oil Tax-Sharing Bill With Tribe (3/20/2019)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's Republican-led Legislature has passed legislation that aims to end a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on the oil-rich...
article State, tribal oil tax agreement clears final hurdle (3/20/2019)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota House members put their stamp of approval on a new tribal oil tax agreement, the final hurdle for resolving a dispute with the Mandan,...
article A Fracking Boom Ransacks the Four Corners (3/20/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The sandstone mesas around Chaco Culture National Historical Park deserve contemplative quiet, in respect to the Pueblo people who built this masonry...
article Leasing Utah Away (3/20/2019)
(Utah) -- The Bureau of Land Management's plan to sell more than 217,000 acres of oil and gas leases in southeastern Utah doesn't sit well with environmental...
article Native Americans Are Saying No to Coal, and Yes to Solar (3/20/2019)
(Montana) -- If I asked you to imagine a place where 40 percent of people live without electricity, more than 90 percent live below the poverty line, and the...
article Nova Scotia court grants injunction against Mi'kmaw protester at Alton Gas site (3/18/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- A judge has granted a temporary order that requires an Indigenous man and others camped on a Nova Scotia company's property to move their protest....
article First Nation attempts to halt drilling at B.C. lake considered sacred (3/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A First Nation in British Columbia's Central Interior says it will seek an injunction from the province's top court in order to halt the...
article Forest Service kills plan to seek oil, gas in Nevada’s Ruby Mountains (3/14/2019)
(Nevada) -- The U.S. Forest Service has struck down an unpopular plan to open federal land in the Ruby Mountains in Northern Nevada for oil exploration.
article ENERGY INDUSTRY: Why Liberals’ Bill C-69 won’t reduce Canada’s rising regulatory burden (3/13/2019)
(Canada) -- In just two years, under the Justin Trudeau government’s watch, $100 billion worth of energy projects were killed, cancelled or stalled, according to a...
article Local tribe's 'Traditional Cultural Property' request and its effect on Jordan Cove LNG (3/11/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) request for a 'traditional cultural property historic district'...
article Feds Battle To Escape Uranium Mine Cleanup Liability (sub req) (3/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- The federal government on Thursday asked an Arizona federal judge to limit its liability for cleanup costs at 19 retired uranium mines on Navajo Nation land...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Bill aims to shift Navajo Nation revenue from coal to renewables (3/26/2019)
(Arizona) -- A new bill proposes the Navajo Nation shift from receiving revenue from coal production to renewable energy sources. It also seeks to rescind the tribe...
article The Navajo Nation's transition beyond coal 'starts now' (3/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end. That will mean a dramatic change in energy policy...
article The Navajo Nation's transition beyond coal 'starts now' (3/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation’s interest in taking over a coal mine and a generating station has come to an end. That will mean a dramatic change in energy policy...
article Report: Natural-Gas Waste Above Average on Navajo Nation Lands (3/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- Oil and gas companies operating on the Navajo Nation waste 5 percent of the natural gas they produce, a rate 65 percent higher than the national average,...
article Navajo Transitional Energy Company abandons pursuit of northern Arizona power plant, coal mine (3/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Transitional Energy Company has stopped efforts to acquire the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine in northern Arizona. NTEC, an...
article New proposal takes aim at renewable energy (3/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- After 11 Diné lawmakers Thursday evening voted against a bill that supported Navajo Transitional Energy Company’s acquisition of Navajo Generating...
article Navajo Gives Up Navajo Generating Station Bid (3/22/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation announced Friday it's given up trying to purchase the West's largest coal-fired power plant and the tribe's biggest revenue...
article Navajo Nation company ends bid to buy power plant, mine (3/22/2019)
(Arizona) -- One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West will close this year as planned after a Navajo Nation company ended its long-shot bid Friday to...
article Navajo Nation Supports Acquisition But Not Full Cost Liability (3/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- A big deadline looming for NGS and the coal mine in Kayenta… The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee special meeting today in Window Rock addressing...
article New Report Reveals Scale of Natural Gas Waste on Navajo Nation Lands (3/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- Environmental Defense Fund and several conservation partners today released a report revealing the scale of natural gas waste on Navajo Nation lands. The...
article Break down in Navajo Generating Station acquisition does not curb town hall meeting (3/11/2019)
(Arizona) -- Community members from chapters located near the Kayenta Mine in northeast Arizona voiced their opinions Friday about a proposal by the Navajo Transitional...
article Navajo Generating Station town hall meeting reveals support, opposition and uncertainty (3/11/2019)
(Arizona) -- Growing up here, Valencia Blackhorse-Gonzalez said she has seen the worthiness of a nearby coal mine to the local economy, including jobs and financial...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article Finance minister says government consulting with Indigenous groups on Trans Mountain pipeline (3/26/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Canada's finance minister confirmed Monday that the government is consulting with Indigenous groups about their potential participation with the proposed...
1 Article on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article Pipeline giant Enbridge spends $11M USD lobbying Minnesota leaders (3/24/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A new report shows Enbridge spent $11 million USD last year lobbying leaders in Minnesota, where the company is fighting to replace its aging Line 3...
article OP/ED: Replace aging Enbridge pipeline relic in Minn. (3/20/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota has a pipeline problem. Specifically, the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline that carries tar sands crude oil from Canada, through this state to its...
article Pipeline polarizes Gov. Walz's key constituencies (3/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project continues to be one of new Gov. Tim Walz’s most complex political challenges. Walz’s Commerce Department announced in...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Chaco Canyon

article Tribes push to protect sacred New Mexico site from drilling (3/21/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Nevada casinos could be targets for extortion by utility company (3/21/2019)
(Nevada) -- In 2001, Nevada lawmakers passed a measure that allowed large corporate users, such as casinos, to switch from utility company NV Energy to alternative...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article First Nations, cities support B.C.'s plan to require permits for pipelines (3/20/2019)
(British Columbia) -- First Nations and cities that have seen costly and damaging oil spills are supporting British Columbia's efforts to require permits for...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article SNOPES: Is Las Vegas Now Powered Entirely with Renewable Energy? (3/18/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- On 12 December 2016, the city of Las Vegas announced on an official blog that all of their municipal buildings and facilities would be powered by...
1 Article on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Gov. Noem responds to South Dakota Tribes pulling flags from Capitol (3/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- After Governor Kristi Noem introduced new Keystone XL Pipeline legislation, several South Dakota Tribes announced they don’t want their flags...
article Lawmakers pass pipeline protest bills (3/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem closed out the main part of her first legislative session as governor with a major funding boost for nursing homes,...
article After Keystone XL bill package, SD tribes pull out of flag ceremony (3/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Gov. Kristi Noem's Keystone XL pipeline bill package, four of South Dakota's tribal chairmen are...
article After Keystone XL bill package, S.D. tribal leaders pull out of ceremony (3/14/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Gov. Kristi Noem’s surprise Keystone XL pipeline bill package, two of South Dakota’s tribal...
article South Dakota tribes looking to take back flags in Capitol building (3/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Two tribal leaders have sent word to the governor that they want their tribe’s national flags removed from the state Capitol. The releases sent...
article Tribes Seek to Keep Flags from SD Capitol after Pipeline Bills (3/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are asking that their flags not be displayed at the state Capitol after lawmakers approved bills this...
article After Keystone XL bill package, tribal leaders pull out of upcoming state-tribal ceremony (3/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's surprise Keystone XL pipeline bill package, two of South Dakota's...
article Pipeline opponents and advocates warn of dangers of man camps (3/8/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Keystone XL Pipeline opponents joined forces on February 24 with advocates of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women. Launching the WHY...
article Both Chambers Pass Noem's Pipeline Action Response Bills (3/8/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Both legislative chambers are passing Governor Kristi Noem’s pipeline action response funds in one day. The bills were introduced on Monday....
article South Dakota governor pushes bills aimed to prevent pipeline 'riot boosting' (3/8/2019)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s governor pushed through the state Legislature this week two bills that would authorize police to crack down on “riot...
article South Dakota passes bills to discourage Keystone XL rioting (3/8/2019)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive...
article Native Sun News Today: Governor aims to stifle Keystone XL dissent (3/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate thumbs-down response March 4 to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s announcement of...
article South Dakota Pushes Bills to Prosecute ‘Riot-boosting’ Ahead of Pipeline Construction (3/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Two bills allowing the state of South Dakota to prosecute pipeline demonstrators and their funders — and use money from damages to fund law...
article Harold Frazier: Governor wants to shove Keystone XL Pipeline down our throats (3/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- I am disappointed again with the leader of South Dakota. The Governor has not discussed any proposed legislation with the Sioux Nation or Cheyenne...
article Keystone Pipeline Endangers Tribes' Water, 9th Circ. Hears (sub req) (3/7/2019)
(Montana) -- Two Montana tribes urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to keep in place an injunction that has halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline during...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Corps fights tribal request for more pipeline study records (3/13/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Federal officials who permitted the Dakota Access oil pipeline are turning over some documents sought by American Indian tribes suing over the project...
1 Article on this Issue

Yucca Mountain Project

article Nevada lawmakers take steps to block Yucca Mountain (3/8/2019)
(Nevada) -- Nevada lawmakers will fire the first shot Tuesday in the expected legislative battle over Yucca Mountain in the new Congress. The state’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Texas Oil Cos. Want Tribal Pipeline Trespass Suit Tossed (sub req) (3/25/2019)
(Texas) -- A group of Texas oil companies on Monday asked a federal judge to throw out a suit brought by members of the Three Affiliated Tribes alleging the company’s...
article Microgrid system saves tribe $200,000 a year (3/22/2019)
(California) -- When the power goes out in Humboldt County, California, the lights stay on in a small tribal community there. Blue Lake Rancheria has a 500-kilowatt...
article US$17 Million for Energy Infrastructure on Tribal Lands (3/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian tribes interested in harnessing their undeveloped energy resources can now get up to US$17 million in new funding to deploy energy...
article New Mexico Passes Landmark Clean Energy Bill, But Some Tribal Groups Feel Left Out (3/15/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The clean energy revolution has arrived, and... it’s complicated. New Mexico is now the third state to adopt a 100 percent clean energy mandate,...
article Solar power comes to Ute Mountain Tribe (3/15/2019)
(Colorado) -- The Ute Mountain Ute tribe broke ground Wednesday on a $2 million solar project that will be used to lower electric bills for tribal residents in Towaoc....
article Energy Research Receives Recognition at Navajo Technical University’s 7th Annual Research Day (3/14/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Research involving energy earned recognition at Navajo Technical University’s 7th Annual Research Day with three of the competition’s top...
article N.W.T. premier takes aim at feds, media over pace of oil and gas development (3/13/2019)
(North Canada) -- Bob McLeod says his "patience is wearing thin" over the slow rate of investment in northern oil and gas. The N.W.T. premier gave his remarks in a...
press release Southwest Virginia awarded grants for innovative coal mine reclamation projects (3/11/2019)
(Virginia) -- – Coal mine reclamation and community revitalization projects in Russell and Wise counties will receive new funding from the Virginia Department of...
article California Tribe's DIY Electric Grid (3/3/2019)
(California) -- I was working at a private insurance firm in Sacramento, California, and the Blue Lake Rancheria tribe in Humboldt County came in to look for insurance...
article DC Circ. Scraps Army Corps' OK Of Dominion Power Line (sub req) (3/1/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday wiped out the Army Corps of Engineers' approval allowing a Dominion Energy Inc. electricity transmission project to...
article Montana tribes could access coal fund loans under proposal (2/19/2019)
(Montana) -- Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Native American tribal governments to take out loans from the state Coal Tax Fund for...
article Spokane Tribe Goes Solar With Private, Fed Funding (2/18/2019)
(Washington) -- The Children of the Sun, as the Spokane Tribe refer to themselves, are going solar this year with installations in 28 locations generating over 600...
article Las Vegas Convention Center operator considers leaving NV Energy (2/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is looking for a better energy deal. The authority’s board on Tuesday unanimously approved...
article Tribal Solar Development Intensifies With Appointment Of New Director (2/9/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Tribal communities across the US have a long history of energy exploitation, particularly with extractive industries. GRID Alternatives, which uses a...
article New solar farm will replace 25 per cent of diesel used in Fort Chipewyan (2/8/2019)
(Alberta) -- A company formed by First Nations and Métis in Fort Chipewyan has announced plans to build a $7.8-million solar farm to reduce the community's reliance on...
article BNSF Tells 9th Circ. That Tribe Can't Restrict Right Of Way (sub req) (2/1/2019)
(Washington) -- BNSF Railway Co. urged the Ninth Circuit Thursday to reverse a lower court holding in favor of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in the tribe's...
article Canadian Pipeline Project's Value May Be Below Price: Report (sub req) (2/1/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The Trans Mountain pipeline project could end up being worth roughly CA$1 billion ($763.2 million) less than Canada paid and construction delays could lead...
article Ottawa may have overpaid for Trans Mountain by up to $1B, parliamentary budget officer says (1/31/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The federal Liberal government may have overpaid for the Trans Mountain pipeline project by up to $1 billion, the parliamentary budget officer estimates...
article North Dakota leaders unveil oil tax-sharing deal with tribe (1/18/2019)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota Republican legislative leaders unveiled a bill Thursday that aims to stop a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on an oil-rich...
article Ontario First Nations call for province to 'clean up' the 'mess' over East-West transmission line (1/17/2019)
(Ontario) -- Several First Nations in northern Ontario are demanding the provincial government, in their words, "clean up" the process to determine who will build a high...

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