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article Wisconsin tribe joins groups opposed to Superior gas plant (9/17/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- An American Indian tribe in northern Wisconsin has joined environmental groups urging state regulators to reject plans to build a $700 million natural gas...
article The Battle for Bad River (9/11/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- “Water is life” takes on new meaning at the Kakagon-Bad River Sloughs. Here, the water itself feels alive. The 10,000-acre wetland on the...
article La Plata County, tribe sign new agreement on oil, gas issues (9/11/2019)
(Colorado) -- La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have agreed to new terms about the operation of oil and gas production by the tribe on county-owned lands...
article Book review: On the financial power of the Koch dynasty (9/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Until Donald Trump came along, there was arguably no bigger villain for the American left than Charles Koch. Over half a century, the notoriously secretive...
article Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition (9/9/2019)
(Utah) -- The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument...
article Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition (9/9/2019)
(Utah) -- The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument...
article Mexican gas pipelines halted by indigenous opposition (9/9/2019)
(Mexico) -- While gas has begun flowing through the South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline in the wake of the Mexican government renegotiating seven pipeline contracts, completion...
article Red Cliff Band Joins Groups Opposed to Superior Gas Plant (9/7/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has joined environmental groups urging state regulators to reject a plan to build a $700 million natural gas-...
article Wisconsin tribe opposes Superior gas plant, questions environmental review (9/6/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- A native American tribe in Northern Wisconsin has joined environmental groups urging state regulators to reject plans to build a $700 million natural gas...
article Panel Appears Sympathetic to Tribal Bid to Block Sulfide Mine (9/5/2019)
(Chicago) -- Seventh Circuit judges pressed the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to explain how the Menominee Tribe could navigate the complex intersection of...
article North Dakota may be hiding an oil spill larger than the Exxon Valdez (9/3/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Workers cleaning up an oil spill in North Dakota that is officially listed as 10 gallons recovered 240,000 gallons, but the actual number might be...
article Rosemont copper mine suffers another setback in decade of legal battles (9/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspended a Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Rosemont Mine site in southern Arizona, the latest development...
article Proposed EPA Rules Could Limit State And Tribal Power To Block Infrastructure Projects (8/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is proposing new rules that would limit state and tribal power to block projects that they deem harmful to water quality....
article Trump administration to relax restrictions on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas (8/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to loosen federal rules on methane by allowing oil and gas operators to largely...
article NRC hearing seeks to answer questions about uranium mining project (8/28/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Could we see uranium mining in the Southern Hills again? That question could be answered soon. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission started a hearing...
article Regulators hold hearing on disputed uranium mine (8/28/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A three-day hearing before federal regulators that began Wednesday aims to resolve a long-running dispute over the potential impact of a proposed...
article OP/ED: Indigenous ownership of pipeline on the table in Canada (8/28/2019)
(Canada) -- Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has restarted following the reapproval of the project by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s...
article Wyo. Says Calif. Bid To Revive Methane Reg 'Makes No Sense' (sub req) (8/27/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Wyoming has fought back against California's push to reinstate Obama-era methane emission limits on natural gas production on federal and Native...
article Dunleavy sends letter encouraging potential Pebble investor (8/27/2019)
(Alaska) -- Officially, Gov. Mike Dunleavy is neutral on the Pebble Mine. But a letter he wrote to a potential investor in the controversial project calls his neutrality...
19 Total Articles on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article Court of appeal tells B.C. to reconsider Trans Mountain environmental conditions (9/17/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. Court of Appeal has instructed the province to reconsider its environmental assessment certificate and conditions issued for the Trans...
article Court throws out Trans Mountain pipeline challenge from City of Vancouver and Squamish Nation (9/17/2019)
(British Columbia) -- B.C.'s Supreme Court has dismissed legal challenges to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion project from the City of Vancouver and the...
article Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines (9/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indigenous-led movement against pipelines, waged against Keystone XL and Dakota Access for years, has finally emerged as a critical component of...
article Trans Mountain pipeline expansion faces new setback as Indigenous opponents score ‘huge win’ in court (9/5/2019)
(British Columbia) -- In the latest setback for the Trans Mountain expansion, the Federal Court of Appeal has approved six new Indigenous legal challenges to the project...
article Federal Court agrees to hear appeal of cabinet's green light for Trans Mountain pipeline (9/4/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Federal Court of Appeal has agreed to hear appeals from opponents determined to overturn the Liberal government's approval of the Trans...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Vegas area, casinos charge ahead with electric vehicle spots (9/15/2019)
(Nevada) -- As more electric vehicles hit the streets, additional places to charge them are popping up in Las Vegas. Casino companies, Clark County, shopping centers and...
1 Article on this Issue

ANWR

article Trump administration recommends entire Arctic refuge coastal plain for oil and gas leasing (9/14/2019)
(Alaska) -- A federal agency on Thursday recommended a plan to offer the entire coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska for lease to oil and gas...
article Interior Dept. Takes Next Step Toward Sale of Drilling Leases in Arctic Refuge (9/13/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Trump administration reached a milestone this week in its plan to open a pristine part of Alaska to oil and gas development with the release of a final...
article Trump administration opens huge reserve in Alaska to drilling (9/13/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Trump administration on Thursday said it would seek to open up the entire coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Judge Hears Trump Administration Request To Dismiss Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit (9/13/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge presided over a hearing this week in Great Falls that focused on a Trump administration request to dismiss a lawsuit from Native...
article US seeks to dismiss tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline (9/11/2019)
(Montana) -- Attorneys for the Trump administration are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes that want to block the proposed...
article Keystone opponents dig in after NE Supreme Court ruling (9/9/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Some Nebraska landowners and tribal nations are committed to fight TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, after the Nebraska Supreme Court's...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article First Nations powerline technicians program up for national award (9/12/2019)
(Ontario) -- A First Nation-driven training and employment program has been selected as a finalist for a national economic development award.
article Wind Turbines To Reduce Emissions For Kluane First Nation (9/5/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The government of Canada recently announced C$3.1 million in funding for the Kluane First Nation (KFN) to install and operate wind turbines that will help...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo utility wants to build on project to electrify homes (9/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation wants to build on a pilot project that connected more than 230 homes to the electric grid. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority worked with...
article Sale of Cloud Peak mines leaves Navajo Nation in the dark (9/7/2019)
(Wyoming) -- As the dust settles after a summer of seismic shifts in Wyoming’s coal industry, the sale of three Powder River Basin mines has entered the final...
article Navajo Nation doubles down on coal. Will it work? (9/3/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Coal has cost the Navajo Nation, but the tribe's energy company is betting that buying faraway mines can replenish its coffers. In October, if all goes...
article Navajo Company, Now Big Coal Player, Must Prep Cleanup Bond Plan (8/29/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Coal industry watchers and environmentalists are asking questions about Navajo Transitional Energy Company’s purchase of bankrupt Cloud Peak Energy...
article Last coal train rolls to Arizona power plant as closure looms for major polluter (8/28/2019)
(Utah) -- The last trainload of coal rolled into the Navajo Generating Station near Page on Monday, marking the closure of the mine 78 miles away and starting a...
article OP/ED: Navajo Nation's very risky bet on coal (8/27/2019)
(Arizona) -- A push by a Navajo Nation-owned company to purchase the Montana and Wyoming assets of bankrupt Cloud Peak Energy comes at the worst possible time to buy...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Yucca Mountain Project

article Forum addresses ecological, tribal opposition to Yucca Mountain (9/9/2019)
(Utah) -- Annette Magnus will tell you her grandfather’s time spent working at the Nevada Test Site in Nye County ultimately led to his death from cancer....
1 Article on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas (9/8/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in...
article Enbridge Energy Conducting Surveys For Potential Reroute Of Line 5 Pipeline (9/6/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Enbridge Energy is requesting permission from residents and local governments to conduct land surveys in northern Wisconsin as it explores rerouting its...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Election 2020

article Democrats are divided on using nuclear energy to stop climate change (9/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The elephant in CNN’s climate town hall isn’t a Republican. It’s nuclear energy. More than 70 percent of Democratic midterm voters...
1 Article on this Issue

DOI

article Mining for Access at the Interior Department (9/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s no secret that big corporations specialize in wheeling and dealing to influence policies in Washington that will eventually pad their...
article Top Interior official who pushed to expand drilling in Alaska to join oil company there (9/4/2019)
(Alaska) -- Last summer, Scott Pruitt left his job heading the Environmental Protection Agency and within a few months had started consulting for coal magnate Joseph W....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Black Hills

article Oglala Sioux Tribe ‘fighting back’ to protect Black Hills from uranium mine (8/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- With the Oglala Sioux Tribe set to argue Aug. 28-30 for its kind of protection of cultural resources from unprecedented uranium mining in the southern...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Tribe Seeks to Intervene on Proposed Dakota Access Expansion (8/29/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a motion Wednesday to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline that would double the line...
article Tribe Seeks to Intervene on Proposed Dakota Access Expansion (8/28/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a motion Wednesday to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline that would double the line...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Puyallup Tribe

article As a natural gas plant nears completion, Tacoma residents continue to protest (8/29/2019)
(Washington) -- Since Puget Sound Energy announced plans to build a liquefied natural gas facility in Tacoma over five years ago, regular protests by residents have...
article As a natural gas plant nears completion, Tacoma residents continue to protest (8/28/2019)
(Washington) -- Since Puget Sound Energy announced plans to build a liquefied natural gas facility in Tacoma over five years ago, regular protests by residents have...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article DC Circ. Tosses Clean Power Plan Challenges (sub req) (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday tossed legal challenges to the Obama administration's signature climate change plan, accepting the U.S....
article Dangerous oil and gas industry exemption slipped into highway bill (9/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A landmark five-year, $287 billion highway bill moving in the Senate contains a poison pill provision that must be eliminated. The measure —...
article Some on Lennox Island 'back to Square 1' after lobster frozen for winter lost (9/14/2019)
(Prince Edward Island) -- For Leslie Labobe, it was a long five days as he waited for power to be restored to his home in Lennox Island, P.E.I., following post-tropical...
article Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition (9/11/2019)
(Utah) -- The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument...
article Former Socorro County manager joins Las Cruces Utilities (9/7/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Las Cruces Utilities welcomes Delilah Walsh, who joined the department as the new — and first — assistant utilities director in July 2019....
article Wisconsin tribe opposes Superior gas plant, questions environmental review (9/7/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- A native American tribe in northern Wisconsin has joined environmental groups urging state regulators to reject plans to build a $700 million natural gas...
article Blue Lake Rancheria receives EPA award for green energy leadership (9/6/2019)
(California) -- Blue Lake Rancheria is well on its way to energy independence, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been taking notice. The tribe was once...
article Kwethluk gets new battery storage project that might help it wean from diesel (9/4/2019)
(Alaska) -- Kwethluk is partnering with Nuvista Light and Electric Cooperative to build a battery storage system. It will keep the power on during outages, and could one...
article Native American tribes pushing into renewable energy development across the U.S. (8/29/2019)
(USA) -- In the past three months, Public Service Co. of New Mexico has asked state regulators to approve power purchase agreements for 100-MW worth of solar projects...
article BLOG: Did North Dakota Regulators Hide an Oil and Gas Industry Spill Larger Than Exxon Valdez? (8/27/2019)
(North Dakota) -- In July 2015 workers at the Garden Creek I Gas Processing Plant, in Watford City, North Dakota, noticed a leak in a pipeline and reported a spill to...
article New Grand Staircase plans greenlight mining on lands Trump stripped from Utah monument (8/23/2019)
(Utah) -- Hundreds of thousands of acres inside what used to be Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument will be opened to mining and drilling under a plan the Bureau...
article Wisconsin Native Americans granted funds for green projects (8/17/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Two Native American tribes in Wisconsin are receiving federal grants for renewable energy projects that tribe members say will help reduce costs and lead...
article Northern Ontario First Nation hooked up to new solar grid to help offset diesel usage (8/16/2019)
(Ontario) -- Officials in Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek, also known as Gull Bay First Nation, in northwestern Ontario will unveil a new electricity system on Friday which...
article Hiawatha First Nation members block access to site where gas station being built on wetland (8/15/2019)
(Ontario) -- A checkpoint has been set up on the road leading into an Ontario First Nation to block work on a new gas station that opponents say is situated on a wetland...
article OP\ED: We must balance energy development with protections for national parks and public lands (8/13/2019)
(USA) -- The Western Energy Alliance recently published an op-ed in The Hill, touting their efforts to protect our national parks. However, the piece failed to address...
article $39 Million of Microgrid Funding for Tribal Lands (8/1/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Six tribal microgrids will be built on Native American lands via a $39 million investment from the tribes and federal Indian energy funds.
article $39 Million of Microgrid Funding for Tribal Lands (8/1/2019)
(USA) -- Six tribal microgrids will be built on Native American lands via a $39 million investment from the tribes and federal Indian energy funds. The microgrids...
article Tribes Say Trump Violated Treaties By OKing Keystone XL (sub req) (7/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community urged a Montana federal judge Friday not to toss their challenge to the Keystone XL oil...
article Wisconsin tribes get $2.6 million in federal grants for energy independence projects (7/26/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The federal government has awarded two Wisconsin tribes more than $2.6 million in grants to help develop local energy resources. The Bad River Band of the...
article DOE announces $16M in funding for 14 tribal energy projects (7/25/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday, the DOE announced more than $16 million in funding for 14 tribal energy infrastructure projects through its Office of Indian Energy. The...

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