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Yucca Mountain Project

article Minnesota Congressman backs bill authorizing interim storage of nuclear waste at Nevada's Yucca Mountain (7/24/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A bill that would accelerate the construction of a federal nuclear repository at a former nuclear testing site in Nevada experienced its first victory...
article Perry backs Yucca Mountain, proposes an interim waste storage site in Nevada (6/21/2017)
(Nevada) -- Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended a $28 billion budget proposal Tuesday, citing the need for $120 million to restart licensing of the Yucca Mountain...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Regulators consider first major ND pipeline since Dakota Access (7/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold public hearings starting Monday, July 24, on the largest pipeline proposed in the state since the...
article Here's why pipeline companies almost always get their way (7/21/2017)
(North Dakota) -- When it comes to pipeline propositions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has the power to say “yea” or “nay”...
article Army Corps, DAPL fight to keep pipeline open during review (7/19/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has asked a judge to keep the pipeline running while further review of the environmental risks is conducted through...
article Cass County sheriff says intense North Dakota pipeline protests haunted his dreams nightly (7/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Paul Laney’s phone rang on a Saturday while he was relaxing as he watched televised coverage of the summer Olympics. Little did the Cass County...
article President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes (7/14/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Last month, President Donald Trump said he had his eyes closed when he approved the Dakota Access Pipeline. More recent comments appear to confirm...
article Banks Have Cut Funding for Fossil Fuels Projects 22 Percent (7/7/2017)
(USA) -- A new report from a consortium of environmental groups shows that big banks are reducing their investment in fossil fuel projects. While this is welcome news to...
article BENDER: Pipeline judge’s decision shows limits of capitalist jurisprudence (7/6/2017)
(USA) -- Judge Boasberg is sending mixed signals. The now enigmatic jurist, in a verbose 91-page opinion, has ruled that some parts of the approval of the Dakota Access...
article NREL amicus brief supports Tribes in their first DAPL victory (7/2/2017)
(New Mexico) -- On June 14, a federal judge ruled that the federal government did not adequately consider the environmental impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
article Tribes to Gather in Black Hills on July 4th for “Reclamation of Independence” (7/2/2017)
(South Dakota) -- He began his presidency by signing executive memorandum to green-light the Keystone-XL Pipeline (K-XL) and Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and last week...
article Vox Sentences: Shale shock (6/29/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Under the Obama administration, it looked like the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline wasn’t going to happen. Then Donald Trump was elected...
article Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (6/26/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected...
article Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe (6/25/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge's order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of...
article UPDATE: Judge Likely to Make Decision on DAPL Operations in September (6/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- During the status hearing yesterday (June 21), U.S. District Judge James Boasberg approved a schedule for the lawsuit, which would set September as the...
article An indigenous woman is facing federal charges for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (6/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- In an escalation of the criminalization of protesters, an indigenous woman is facing several federal charges for her involvement in the Standing Rock...
14 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Canadian tribe opposes proposed powerline project in US (7/20/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- Supporters of a controversial project that would bring Canadian hydro power to markets in southern New England like to talk about how this would use...
article The next big pipeline protest? (7/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- I was horrified by the images coming out of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota this past winter. The attack dogs, the rubber bullets and...
article In the Grand Canyon, uranium mining threatens a tribe's survival (7/17/2017)
(Arizona) -- Ed Tilousi knelt down next to the crystal-clear turquoise creek. The only sounds were the gurgling of the current and the sawing of cicadas in a pecan nut...
article Diné, Pueblo youth unite to protect Chaco Canyon (7/10/2017)
(Arizona) -- Cheyenne Antonio, from Torreon/Pueblo Pintado, New Mexico, was attending the University of New Mexico when she first met Marissa Naranjo from Santa Clara...
article Agreement between Western Shoshone and Barrick mining benefits both (7/10/2017)
(Nevada) -- Hostilities have long persisted between Nevada's mining companies and the state's Native American population. That was particularly true in the Elko...
article Ramapoughs Taking Peaceful Approach Against Pilgrim Pipeline [video] (7/9/2017)
(New Jersey) -- The Ramapough Lenape Nation is taking a peaceful approach to stopping the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline. Nation members created the Split Rock Sweetwater...
article Another Standing Rock? Minnesota oil pipeline fight stokes threats, fears of larger protests (7/8/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Each day for decades, five pipelines have quietly pumped more than 2 million barrels of Canadian crude oil below northern Minnesota's forests, lakes...
article BLM considers offering Utah’s Recapture Canyon — rich in American Indian artifacts — for oil and gas leasing (7/5/2017)
(Utah) -- Recapture Canyon is so rich in fragile Native American prehistory that it is closed to motorized use, yet the Bureau of Land Management is now proposing to...
article A gathering of Nations (7/4/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- On June 28, Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton met with President Donald Trump, Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency, Secretary of...
article Oklahoma chiefs meet Trump to talk energy and environment (7/3/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- When Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton met President Donald Trump on Wednesday, he came bearing a message: we can take care of the environment...
article Dozens weigh in on Jordan Cove project (7/2/2017)
(Washington) -- Dozens of supporters and opponents of the Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline filled the lobby outside the Mt. Thielsen and Mt. Bailey...
article Done with diesel: First Nation proposes hydro project for clean energy future (7/1/2017)
(British Columbia) -- When the power goes out, the first thing Heather Campbell does is grab a flashlight and march down the road to her father's bedside to make...
article Guidelines developed for drilling near Chaco Canyon (6/25/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Federal land managers have laid out their plans for weighing the effects of oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico on everything from...
article Price tag for Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject rises by another billion, CEO says (6/24/2017)
(Newfoundland) -- Costs for the Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador are up another $1 billion, a “boondoggle” the man in charge says is worse than the...
article OP/ED: In a letter to the feds, Alberta lambastes the report on overhauling National Energy Board (6/23/2017)
(Alberta) -- The Alberta government has a few issues with a new report that strives to modernize the National Energy Board. Actually, make that problems. Big problems.
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Spokane Tribe

article Spokane Tribe preps for industrial push (7/20/2017)
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians is laying the ground for its next ambitious step on the West Plains—developing a 155-acre “green”...
article Nation Building (7/6/2017)
(Washington) -- As fields that will soon be filled with canola and grain fade from view and stands of conifers gain in number, Jason Campbell points his truck down a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

ANWR

article The Energy 202: Congressional budget subtly bores path to Arctic refuge drilling (7/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- House Republican leaders this week released their budget plan, the first step in funding the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. Nowhere in...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Utility bills to disappear for Cherokee elders (7/14/2017)
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee elders will no longer have power, water or sewer bills to worry about following a divided Tribal Council vote July 6 to pass legislation...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Massive Copper Mine Tests Trump's Push to Slash Regulation (7/13/2017)
(Arizona) -- Rio Tinto's proposed Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would tunnel 7,000 feet underground, where rocks radiate heat from the earth’s molten core...
article President Trump promises 'freedom' for tribes seeking to exploit their resources (6/29/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump blamed the federal government for hindering prosperity in Indian Country in his first official event with tribal leaders. In...
article Trump calls for ‘golden age of American energy dominance’ (6/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump continued his drive to promote an “energy dominance” policy Wednesday by meeting with state and tribal leaders and...
article Trump wants energy jobs like 'never seen before' on tribal lands (6/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump said Wednesday that he wants to see job growth like "never seen before" from energy development on tribal lands. "We...
article VIDEO: Trump hosts tribal, local leaders for energy meeting (6/28/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump on June 28 hosted tribal, state and local leaders at the White House for a meeting about energy.
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Alaska Native Corporations

article There’s rich history in Native corporation’s bid to become an oil company (7/12/2017)
(Alaska) -- There are some notable things about the federal government's approval last week of an offshore lease unitization plan in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Fracking boom leads to tension in Navajo communities (7/9/2017)
(New Mexico) -- On a windy Monday morning in May, residents packed the Counselor Chapter House. Some sat in plastic folding chairs, while others leaned against the wall...
article Navajo power plant likely to close, despite Trump's promises to save coal (7/5/2017)
(Arizona) -- The closing of the Navajo Generating Station could be seen as the first big test of President Donald Trump’s promise to bring back coal. Navajo...
article Navajo Nation Council Approves Lease Extension for NGS (7/1/2017)
(Arizona) -- The coal-fired plant provides about $30 million in revenue each year to the Navajo Nation, but SRP had indicated it needed a decision on the new lease...
article Council OK’s lease to keep NGS open (6/27/2017)
(Arizona) -- After nearly eight hours of debate, the Navajo Nation Council on Monday passed legislation that will permit the Navajo Generating Station to remain open...
article Navajo council OKs lease extension for Arizona coal plant (6/27/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council has approved a lease extension that will allow a coal-fired power plant in northeastern Arizona to continue operating through...
article Navajos Seek Approval on 5 Amendments (6/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council wants the owners of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) to accept five amendments to the lease agreement. The lease agreement is...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Nick Tilsen Is building A $60 Million Sustainable Community On The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (7/6/2017)
(South Dakota) -- In this “Making Change” video, we profile 35-year-old Nick Tilsen, a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Tilsen was at Standing Rock with...
1 Article on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Tribal Leaders and Chiefs from U.S. and Canada form new cross-border alliance to stop Keystone XL pipeline (7/4/2017)
(South Dakota) -- An assembly of Tribal leaders of the Great Sioux Nation along with leaders of the Ponca Nation in Nebraska and Oklahoma on Tuesday met in the sacred...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Sun Casino gets new boost in energy (6/30/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A $3 million cogeneration energy plant has opened at Mohegan Sun Pocono and is projected to save the casino money on energy costs.
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article 100% Clean Energy Bills Now Proposed In Both House And Senate (7/22/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House version of a landmark 100% clean energy bill rolled out earlier this year has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Raul...
article Canadian tribe: Hydro for Northern Pass project not so green (7/20/2017)
(New Hampshire) -- A Native American tribe has testified in New Hampshire against a controversial power line project, contending hydro power that will flow through the...
article Funders Officially Leave Controversial Agua Zarca Hydropower Project — A Victory for Berta Caceres Allies (7/16/2017)
(Honduras) -- On July 6, two of the major funders of a controversial energy project in Honduras announced the formal end to their participation in the project opposed by...
article Standing Rock Sioux to Spearhead $1 Million in Renewable Energy Projects (7/13/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Throughout much of 2016 and into the winter of 2017, water protectors stood fast against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), even in the face of severe...
article Why We're Investigating Grand Canyon Uranium (7/9/2017)
(Arizona) -- In 2012, US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a twenty-year ban on mining surrounding the Grand Canyon National Park. It was one of the...
article Why indigenous civil resistance has a unique power (7/8/2017)
(New York) -- 2016 saw the emergence of a powerful movement against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL, through land vital to Native communities,...
article Native workers help provide solar options on more than 40 reservations (7/4/2017)
(Arizona) -- Grid Alternatives has helped install about 550 solar systems on approximately 40 reservations. Grid Alternatives also trains Native American solar workers,...
article Pipeline security company says it's victim of smear campaign (7/2/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The heavily criticized company that handled private security for the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline said Thursday that its efforts were aimed at...
article McGill students bike across Canada in protest of Kinder Morgan pipeline (7/1/2017)
(Quebec) -- Starting June 24, McGill students Alison Gu, U3 Kinesiology, and Sarah Mitchell,U3 Bioresource Engineering, embarked on a 47-day bike trip across Canada...
article ‘Get the Frack Out’ Says International Indigenous Youth Council During 80-Mile Run to BLM (7/1/2017)
(New Mexico) -- In soaring heat, polluted air and blowing dust, members of the International Indigenous Youth Council took a stand against continued hydraulic fracking...
article MHA Tribal Chairman talks energy with Pres. Trump at DC roundtable (6/30/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Mark Fox, the chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, joined other tribal leaders from across the country in meeting with Pres. Donald Trump and...
article Ute Mountain Utes to build $2 million solar farm (6/30/2017)
(Colorado) -- A hayfield near Towaoc will soon be transformed into a 1 megawatt solar array, thanks to a $973,000 grant from the Department of Energy and a $1 million...
article Ute Mountain Utes to build $2 million solar farm (6/28/2017)
(Colorado) -- A hayfield near Towaoc will soon be transformed into a 1 megawatt solar array, thanks to a $973,000 grant from the Department of Energy and a $1 million...
article Navajo Nation weighs new lease for coal plant (6/26/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council on Monday debated a new $350 million lease for the coal plant near Page that could allow it to remain open another two years. Salt...
article DOE Funds Wind And Solar Projects On Tribal Lands (6/22/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs has selected 13 tribal energy projects – including...
article USGS and Umatilla Indian Reservation working together to explore geothermal potential (6/20/2017)
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon are interested in identifying geothermal resources for possible future...
article Kayenta Solar Project Operational: Sending Power to the Grid (6/16/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) and its wholly-owned subsidiary NGI-Kayenta, Inc. are very proud to announce that the Kayenta Solar Facility is...
article Collision between Indigenous hunting and oil development rights set for legal showdown in B.C. court (6/10/2017)
(British Columbia) -- The Blueberry River First Nation (BRFN) is fighting to draw a legal line to stop the incremental erosion of its land — and by extension its...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Receives Inaugural Henry A. Wallace Award with $1 Million (6/8/2017)
(New York) -- The Wallace Global Fund awarded the inaugural Henry A. Wallace Award and a $250,000 prize to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for its unyielding courage in...
article Thousands Fought Against The Dakota Access Pipeline. Now It’s Set To Flow Oil. (6/1/2017)
(North Dakota) -- In December, as authorities armed themselves with water cannons and rubber bullets, thousands of protestors camped near the site of a proposed oil...

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