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article New Mexico Democrats push feds to limit drilling near Chaco (9/24/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Democratic members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are pushing federal officials to uphold an agreement that limits oil and gas leasing on...
article Mining leaves legacy of contamination on reservations (9/21/2017)
(Utah) -- Mining companies have extracted materials such as gold, uranium and coal on Native American lands for centuries. The contamination left behind, such as excess...
article First Nations and Ontario's Ring of Fire (9/20/2017)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government decision announced on August 21, 2017 to fund a road to Ring of Fire mining claims over the objections of most of the Matawa First...
article POTASH: Encanto secures $100 million injection (9/20/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Encanto Potash Corp. of Vancouver has secured a commitment for $100 million of funding over the next three years from GEM Investments American and...
article Enbridge's new pipeline across northern Minnesota not needed, state says (9/11/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge's proposed new crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota isn't needed, and moreover the aging line it's supposed to replace should...
article TransCanada seeking suspension of application for Energy East pipeline (9/9/2017)
(Alberta) -- TransCanada Corporation announced Friday it is seeking a 30-day suspension of its application for Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline Project to...
article Committee formed to advise Interior Secretary on royalty policy (9/5/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Thirty-eight primary and alternate members have been appointed to the U.S. Department of Interior’s Royalty Policy Committee that advices...
article Dallas investment bank makes push for Native American energy clients (9/5/2017)
(Texas) -- Blackhill will be working with TFA Capital Partners, which is based in California. The partnership comes as debate has started up over whether oil-rich Native...
article Lawmakers say BLM inhibiting oil and gas development to protect view from Native American sites (8/26/2017)
(Wyoming) -- State lawmakers say a new interpretation of federal rules is inhibiting oil and gas development near Native American sites on private land. At issue is...
article Navajo Mine officials, employees welcome new locomotives (8/25/2017)
(New Mexico) -- With its bell ringing, one of the new locomotives for the Navajo Mine exited a maintenance building today and was greeted by a crowd of people snapping...
article Lawsuit over well location mixes state, federal, tribal interests (8/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The case against Slawson’s Torpedo Federal project touches on several jurisdictions, and will put to test boundaries that have not yet been tried.
article Amid Trans Mountain uncertainty, pro-pipeline Indigenous peoples make a pitch for development (8/21/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Some Indigenous leaders in B.C. scored a major victory recently after they successfully lobbied Premier John Horgan to join a legal fight to stop...
article In Montana´s Indian country, tribes take opposite sides on coal (8/20/2017)
(Montana) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Vice President Mike Pence took a horseback tour in May of a Montana coal mine belonging to the Crow Nation. They...
article Aquila's final permit for Michigan zinc mine may not come this year (8/18/2017)
(Kentucky) -- Canada's Aquila Resources may not learn until early 2018 whether it will be issued the fourth and final permit needed for Michigan's first zinc...
article Judge allows temporary drilling at North Dakota well site (8/17/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge says drilling can temporarily resume at an oil site near a popular boat ramp at a North Dakota resort.The Three Affiliated Tribes had...
article Judge rules oil drilling can resume at controversial Lake Sakakawea site (8/17/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Drilling can resume, at least temporarily, at a controversial oil site near Lake Sakakawea, a federal judge in Bismarck ruled this week. Slawson...
article Minnesota releases review on disputed Enbridge oil pipeline (8/17/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota regulators on Thursday released the final environmental review of Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline, which...
article North Dakota officials concerned with rise of gas flaring (8/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Natural gas flaring at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota has increased for the third consecutive month, raising concerns...
article Gambler First Nation forms unique partnership with oil firm (8/16/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A small Manitoba First Nation has formed a unique partnership with an oil exploration company that they say could help lift the community out of poverty...
article Federal government halts drilling at North Dakota well site (8/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The federal government has halted the drilling of oil wells near a North Dakota resort boat ramp at the request of the Three Affiliated Tribes.
20 Total Articles on this Issue

Fort Sill Apache

article Fort Sill Apache gets grant to build fuel station (9/23/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe has been awarded $800,000 from the federal government to help build a fuel station on its property in southern New Mexico.
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Elk to buy Resolute Energy’s Greater Aneth EOR unit (9/19/2017)
(Utah) -- Sydney-based Elk Petroleum Ltd. has agreed to acquire a subsidiary of Resolute Energy Corp., Denver, including its 63% interest in Greater Aneth oil field in...
article OP/ED: Energy Department shouldn't waste $100M on 'clean coal' (9/15/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Energy has a new request for proposals (RFP) out for ideas on how to spend $100 million in federal money on “...
article Judge rejects lawsuit targeting mine operations, coal plant on Navajo land (9/14/2017)
(New Mexico) -- According to U.S. News & World Report, a U.S. district judge has rejected environmental groups' lawsuit targeting operations at the Navajo Mine...
article Uranium pervades homes on and near Navajo Nation (8/31/2017)
(Arizona) -- Angie Hood grew up in a remote valley tucked along the edge of the Navajo Nation. On hot summer days, Hood and her three siblings would tend to the family...
article Navajo Nations first solar project now producing enough electricity for about 13,000 homes (8/29/2017)
(Arizona) -- A giant array of solar panels near the famed sandstone buttes of Monument Valley has begun producing electricity for the Navajo Nation at a time when the...
article Navajo solar plant breaks new ground (8/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- A giant array of solar panels near the famed sandstone buttes of Monument Valley has begun producing electricity for the Navajo Nation at a time when the...
article Navajo solar plant breaks new ground (8/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- In May of this year, in the shadows of sandstone towers near Monument Valley, an array of 120,000 photovoltaic solar panels fired up for the first time. In...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article A year later, Dakota Access pipeline protests changed people (9/14/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A year ago, protest camps near North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation swelled with thousands of people intent on stopping the Dakota...
article President Trump finally acknowledges opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline (9/7/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump finally acknowledged opposition to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline but came up with a new and curious claim about an...
article Trump in North Dakota: Dakota Access Pipeline Right Thing to Do (9/7/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Speaking before 700 of his faithful in Bismarck, North Dakota, President Donald Trump on Wednesday said opening the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was...
article DAPL sues resisters for $1 billion (9/7/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Fortune 500 company answerable for building the Dakota Access Pipeline across unceded 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory is seeking $1 billion in...
article Shailene Woodley says she was strip-searched after Dakota Access Pipeline protest arrest (9/7/2017)
(New York) -- Shailene Woodley learned that the hard way in October 2016 when she was arrested for criminal trespassing during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest, she told...
article Black Snake Rising: Some Native Americans Still Oppose The Dakota Access Pipeline (8/24/2017)
(California) -- The struggle and protests that began in August, 2016, as "Spirit Camp Warriors Stand in the Path of the Dakota Access Pipeline, has evolved, one...
article Feds Urge Judge to Keep Oil Flowing in Dakota Access Pipeline During Environmental Review (8/21/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Federal lawyers have urged a federal judge not to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conduct a fresh environmental...
article Dakota Access developer granted hearing delay in dispute (8/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota regulators on Tuesday granted a request by the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline to postpone a public hearing on whether the company...
article PSC offers settlement to Energy Transfer Partners for DAPL construction violations (8/14/2017)
(North Dakota) -- State regulators have offered to settle legal proceedings against the builder of the Dakota Access Pipeline for not properly reporting the discovery of...
article Tribes Petition to Shut Down DAPL (8/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, have requested that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) be shut down while a U.S. District...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Republicans revive Indian energy measure with a more friendly president in office (9/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A controversial Indian energy package that faced intense opposition during the Obama administration is on the Congressional agenda again only this...
article President Trump visits North Dakota after approving controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (9/6/2017)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota is in the spotlight as President Donald Trump makes his first visit there, just seven months after his administration approved the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Yucca Mountain Project

article State’s chief Yucca critic: It’s ‘almost a religious controversy now’ (9/5/2017)
(Nevada) -- The once-mothballed proposal for a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository looks to be heading for a revival and will be a part of discussions at this week...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Power restored to several Stateline casinos in South Lake Tahoe (9/4/2017)
(Nevada) -- NV Energy and Liberty Utilities have fixed a major power outage that affected several casinos in Stateline on Monday, Sept. 4. According to NV Energy's...
1 Article on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Nebraska reservation moves toward solar energy (9/2/2017)
(Nebraska) -- An indigenous tribe plans to install 1,000 solar panels at a reservation in northeast Nebraska. The Winnebago Tribe will install panels across more than a...
article Winnebago Reservation to add 1,000 solar panels (8/29/2017)
(Iowa) -- The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is going green in a big way. The reservation plans to install 1,000 solar panels across 13 sites that will generate more than...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino loses power to portion of gaming floor (8/26/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is working to restore power to a portion of their gaming floor. Public Relations Manager for Cherokee Nation Amanda Clinton said...
article Power outage prompts evacuations at Hard Rock Casino (8/26/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A power outage forced some patrons to evacuate the gaming floor at the Hard Rock Casino on Saturday night. Firefighters from the Catoosa Fire Department...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Shrinking monuments could open land for mining and drilling, but energy industry isn't interested (8/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation for President Trump to shrink some national monuments opens up the possibility for new mining or...
1 Article on this Issue

Menominee Tribe

article EHN: Menominee Nation demands stronger federal oversight of Back Forty Mine (8/25/2017)
(Michigan) -- In its continued fight against a mine near sacred waters, the Menominee Indians of Wisconsin want stronger federal regulations to apply as officials weigh...
1 Article on this Issue

ANWR

article Federal geologists launch efforts to update oil potential in ANWR and NPR-A (8/21/2017)
(Alaska) -- Spurred by a president who wants oil companies to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, federal geologists have begun poking around the controversial...
1 Article on this Issue

Missing Women Crisis

article Western Shoshone agreement with Barrick mining benefits both parties (8/15/2017)
(Nevada) -- Hostilities have long persisted between Nevada's mining companies and the state's Native American population. That was particularly true in the Elko...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Pipeline 'man camps' loom over B.C.'s Highway of Tears (9/22/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Nak'azdli Whut'en First Nation is nestled on the banks of Stuart Lake in north-central British Columbia, surrounded by rolling foothills and tall...
article Guarded Hope At Oklahoma’s Abandoned Mine As EPA Promises Focus On Contaminated Sites (9/15/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Newly minted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent his first months on the job steering the agency away from climate change...
article Judge Dismisses Attempt to Shut Down Four Corners (9/14/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A U.S. district judge cited tribal sovereignty in dismissing a lawsuit aimed at shutting down a coal-fired power plant and adjacent mine near the Arizona...
article Shailene Woodley Talks about Being Strip Searched After Standing Rock Arrest (9/8/2017)
(New York) -- “Divergent” actress, Shailene Woodley, is talking about her arrest last year at Standing Rock. She was among 27 others arrested for trespassing...
article Activists in B.C. gear up for 'the next Standing Rock' with tiny house protest (9/8/2017)
(British Columbia) -- An activist from the Neskonlith band of the Secwepemc people in British Columbia is preparing for what she believes is the next Standing Rock, with...
article Energy company consults Native American tribe on wind farm (9/8/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Native American tribes are consulting with an energy company on a proposed wind farm in southern North Dakota. Leaders with the Standing Rock Sioux...
article Director of Office of Indian Energy quits after more offensive remarks surface (9/7/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy resigned last week after being confronted with...
article B.C. Indigenous protesters build tiny homes in Trans Mountain pipeline's path (9/7/2017)
(British Columbia) -- First Nations protesters in British Columbia are planning to place tiny homes directly in the path of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, an...
article Partnership responds to solar energy opportunity in American Indian Community (9/7/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- In the peak of the hot summer sun, a small but important step forward was made on the journey towards a sustainable future. In summer 2017, 14 Penn...
article Tribal consultation on wind farm could be model for other projects (9/3/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A company’s efforts to consult with Native American tribes on a wind farm planned for south central North Dakota could serve as a model for other...
article First Nation in heart of oil country switching to solar power (8/29/2017)
(Edmonton) -- Sitting on the second-largest deposit of oilsands in Canada, the economy of the Cold Lake First Nation relies heavily on the natural resource industry. But...
article Heritage centre's new solar panels move Skidegate toward energy independence (8/26/2017)
(British Columbia) -- The panels are up and the inverters are wired — all that's left is one last visit from an electrician and Skidegate's most ambitious solar energy...
article Leech Lake solar garden is first in nation linked to energy assistance program (8/26/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Five groupings of solar panels are now catching sunlight around the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, producing electricity that will ultimately help tribal...
article Alaska’s Small Villages Turn Toward Renewables—And Don’t Look Back (8/25/2017)
(Alaska) -- Early in summer 2015, a barge hauling two deconstructed wind turbines lumbered out of Seattle bound for the Alaskan Arctic. It traveled along the western...
article Ottawa approves $60-million in funding for electricity in remote Ontario First Nation (8/20/2017)
(Ontario) -- The federal government has approved up to $60-million in spending to bring electricity transmission to the remote First Nations community of Pikangikum,...
article One of the largest solar projects in the state just opened. And it’s gorgeous. (8/19/2017)
(Washington) -- The Skokomish Tribe’s long-awaited community center features more than 400 solar panels on the roof — enough that it is expected to produce...
article Peppermill casino in Reno leaving NV Energy (8/18/2017)
(Nevada) -- The Peppermill casino in Reno is the latest company in Nevada to leave NV Energy. The state Public Utilities Commission approved a stipulation this week to...
article One of the largest solar projects in the state just opened. And it’s gorgeous. (8/18/2017)
(Washington) -- The Skokomish Tribe’s long-awaited community center features more than 400 solar panels on the roof — enough that it is expected to produce...
article Leech Lake tribe unveils new solar panel arrays to benefit low-income communities (8/15/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe celebrated a big step forward Monday in its push for sustainability. At a ceremony, fittingly under sunny skies, Leech Lake...
article Judge tosses lawsuit over Shutesbury solar project (8/14/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A civil rights lawsuit against the developers of a proposed 6.2-megawatt solar project, and the Planning Board that approved the site plans, has been...

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