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article UM prof: Blackfeet Tribe should co-manage Badger-Two Medicine with Forest Service (4/22/2019)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe has battled for decades against oil and gas development in the Badger-Two Medicine, but co-managing the national forest might be the...
article Ring of Fire development to be 'slow, contested' if Far North Act replacement stands as-is, legal expert says (4/17/2019)
(Ontario) -- Ontario's proposed revamping of legislation that dictates how development proceeds in the province's far north doesn't do enough to protect the...
article Tribal leaders call for less drilling near sacred sites at congressional hearing in Santa Fe (4/16/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes expressed frustration Monday with federal oversight of oil and gas leases on public holdings near ancient...
article Considering the sacred: Lawmakers weigh push to restrict drilling near sacred sites (4/15/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Federal lawmakers ventured thousands of miles to hear from tribal leaders, archaeologists and others Monday as advocates urge Congress to establish...
press release Consumer Energy Alliance Announces New Report on Impacts of Increased Production and Infrastructure in Colorado and Utah’s Piceance and Uinta Basins (4/15/2019)
(Colorado) -- Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading consumer advocate for energy, today released a report on “Natural Gas Markets for the Western States and...
article Three Mi’maw grandmothers vow to keep up the pressure on Alton Gas (4/12/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- The three mi’kmaw grandmothers arrested Wednesday for trespassing and ignoring a court order not to block the Alton Gas site say their fight...
article Trump to issue executive orders seeking to speed up oil and gas projects (4/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump is planning to issue a pair of executive orders on Wednesday to “help American energy companies avoid unnecessary red tape...
article The Indigenous Peoples War Against Pipelines (4/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The world will continue to to rely on fossil fuels for most of its energy needs. Political, economic, and technological realities make it impossible...
article Government, Earthjustice appeal Badger-Two Medicine drilling lease cases (4/6/2019)
(Montana) -- The past week has been an eventful one for the three-decade controversy over oil and gas drilling in the Badger-Two Medicine....
article US backs off appeal of Montana energy lease cancellation (4/4/2019)
(Montana) -- The Trump administration has scaled back its fight against oil and gas leases on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada. The...
article Ruby Mountains: A Push to Drill, a Failure to Consult Native Peoples (4/3/2019)
(Nevada) -- It’s a frigid December morning when I meet Chairman Joseph Holley at the Te-Moak tribal headquarters in Elko, Nevada, seven hours north of Las Vegas....
article Trudeau blasted over handling of N.S. natural gas project (4/3/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- A Mi'kmaw woman from Nova Scotia criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government's handling of a controversial natural gas project...
article Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands (4/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge here relied on precedents set by the Oglala and Standing Rock Sioux tribes when he handed down a “landmark” ruling March...
article Court order restricts Alton Gas foes to patch of land for 'peaceful protest' (4/2/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- A court order has laid out a small patch of fenced land where Aboriginal and other protesters will be required to remain as they oppose a plan to store...
article LADUKE: Sleeping with the Wiindigo, and how to wake up (4/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Way to go Fond du Lac. First you all throw us under the bus over a pipeline. All Minnesota Chippewa Tribes opposed the pipeline formally, but then, you...
article Anti-pipeline campaigners found not guilty by judge because 'protest against climate change crisis' was legal 'necessity' (4/1/2019)
(New York) -- More than a dozen protesters who clambered into holes dug for a high pressure gas pipeline said they had been found not responsible by a judge after...
article ‘I feel that he heard me’: Mi’kmaw grandmother tells Trudeau to get Alton Gas out of our waters (3/31/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- A Mi’kmaw grandmother who confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Halifax Thursday says she told him that the Alton Gas project must be...
article LNG project makes progress, adjusts to delays (3/31/2019)
(Oregon) -- You may have recently heard the names Pembina and its Jordan Cove Project as we’ve opened new offices and launched an information campaign across...
article Disputed oil, gas lease sale brings in $15M (3/29/2019)
(New Mexico) -- An oil and gas lease sale that drew criticism from tribal leaders and environmentalists has netted more than $15 million in revenue. The Bureau of Land...
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...
20 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Utah utility crews bring electricity to Navajo homes (4/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- After a recent snowstorm, thousands of Utahns faced the frustration of living without electricity for a few hours. But imagine living like that all the time...
article GEUS to help bring first lights to Navajo nation (4/17/2019)
(Texas) -- GEUS linemen will soon be helping to build electric lines to serve 60,000 Americans who have never had electricity. Utility crews from several states will...
article Navajo Nation Embraces Renewable Energy As Era Of Coal Power Comes To An End (4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The 2.25 gigawatt coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Arizona has provided electricity to customers in Arizona, Nevada, and southern California since...
article In the land of coal, Navajo Nation looks to renewable energy (4/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi tribes have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the West’s largest coal-fired power plant, and both...
article In the land of coal, Navajo Nation looks to renewable energy (4/9/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi tribes have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the West’s largest coal-fired power plant, and both...
article Coal’s Days in Navajo Country Are Numbered (4/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- Before the arrival of the U.S. Army in the mid-1800s, four mountains marked the boundary of the Navajo’s ancestral homeland. Today, the tribe could...
article Navajo Nation goes green (4/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- For almost an entire century, coal has been a lynchpin of the Navajo economy. But after a series of coal plant closures, the tribe is now looking at more...
article On The Navajo Reservation, Turning From Coal To Renewables (4/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi have fought hard to hold on to coal. Three generations have worked for the West's largest coal-fired power plant, the Navajo Generating...
article On The Navajo Reservation, Turning From Coal To Renewables (4/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo and Hopi have fought hard to hold onto coal. Three generations have worked for the the west's largest coal-fired power plant, the Navajo...
article Navajo Look Toward Renewable Energy (4/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- Three generations of Navajo and Hopi have worked for the West's largest coal-fired power plant. The tribes have relied heavily on its revenue. But now...
article One of the Largest Native American Tribes Has Just Voted to End Their 100-Year Dependency on Coal (4/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- For almost an entire century, the Navajo Nation has been economically dependent on coal – but after approving a historic new piece of legislation last...
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’s...
article Navajo Nation’s new energy policy could see shift from coal (3/26/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation will consider rescinding its current energy policy and shifting expected revenues from coal production to renewable energy sources....
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article Ottawa plans to make Trans Mountain decision by June 18 (4/18/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The federal government will deliver a final decision on the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline by June 18, well beyond the 90-day deadline set by the...
article Trans Mountain consultation approach 'fatally flawed' even with extension, says First Nations leader (4/18/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Even if the time period for consultation with Indigenous groups over the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline is extended by a few weeks, "it still...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Bears Ears

article Southern Utah uranium producers hope Trump’s trade decision will benefit them (4/17/2019)
(Utah) -- Global markets are awash with cheap uranium, threatening to put out of business U.S. producers who say they are competing against “state-sponsored...
1 Article on this Issue

Keweenaw Bay Tribe

article Keweenaw Bay Indian Community concerned about wind turbine proposal (4/15/2019)
(Michigan) -- Renewable Energy Systems has proposed to build forty-nine, 500 foot tall wind turbines on forest land in L'Anse Township. A move that is said to bring...
1 Article on this Issue

Chaco Canyon

article Oil and gas development complicates effort to protect sacred sites (4/14/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The battle over oil and gas development across the high desert that surrounds Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been brewing for years. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article Walz administration renews challenge to Line 3 oil pipeline (4/8/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Tim Walz said Monday that his administration has renewed its challenge to a regulatory panel's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace...
article Enbridge proposes another pipeline replacement across Fond du Lac reservation (3/28/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Enbridge Energy is proposing to replace a 10-mile section of an oil pipeline that crosses the reservation of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior...
article State regulators issue final approval for Line 3 oil pipeline project (3/26/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota utility regulators have granted their final approval to the contentious Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. Opponents of the Line 3 project...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country (4/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the fifth anniversary March 29 of founding its spirit camp to protect nature from the proposed Keystone XL...
article A Look At The Groups Organizing Protests Against The Keystone XL Pipeline Project (3/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Friday night we're getting a better idea of just how many groups are organizing protests against the Keystone XL pipeline project. Thursday night...
article Trump takes fresh approach with long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline (3/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new permission for TransCanada Corp to build the long-delayed Keystone pipeline for imports of Canadian...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Prairie Island

article The Prairie Island tribe wants to get to net-zero emissions. Its biggest roadblock may be House DFLers (4/3/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community wants to drastically change their energy use in order to reach net-zero carbon emissions in their power grid. And they...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article South Dakota pipeline protest law worries Native American activists as ACLU files suit (3/31/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Nick Tilsen, a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation, attended his first protest before he was even 5 years old. Since then, he hasn't stopped...
1 Article on this Issue

ANWR

article ‘They’re not the people': Young blasts Gwich’in ANWR drilling opponents (3/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Don Young offered a vehement rebuttal this week against a move by House Democrats to repeal provisions for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...
1 Article on this Issue

DOI

article Senators press Interior secretary nominee David Bernhardt on offshore drilling (3/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawmakers seeking assurance that the Trump administration will exempt their states from offshore drilling plans received no such promise during...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Tribe opens solar power array at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River (3/28/2019)
(North Carolina) -- On a sunny morning perfect for the event, leaders and officials of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) cut the ribbon opening a new solar...
1 Article on this Issue

Wind River

article Permit eyes tons of oilfield pollutants for Boysen, Wind River (3/28/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Millions of gallons of tainted water carrying thousands of tons of oilfield pollutants could flow into Boysen Reservoir and the Wind River each month under...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Mi'kmaw grandmothers to launch land title claim against Alton Gas project (4/17/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- Three Indigenous women described as "grassroots grandmothers" who were arrested last week at a rural construction site north of Halifax have filed a...
article Blue Lake Rancheria Rolls Out Electric Ride and Drive Booth during Big Time and Social Gathering at HSU (4/8/2019)
(California) -- During HSU’s California Indian Big Time and Social Gathering event, tribal community members had the opportunity to test drive electric powered...
article Environment minister stands by decision on Alton Gas project (4/8/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- The Nova Scotia government is standing by its decision to grant an industrial approval to the controversial Alton Gas project. "I concluded that the...
article In Colorado and beyond, community ‘barn raising’ helps tribes build solar (4/8/2019)
(Colorado) -- Dozens of workers and volunteers will meet this month in a hayfield outside a tiny town on the southwestern tip of Colorado. There, they will unpack and...
article Tribes putting energy into economic development (4/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- Many tribes are looking for ways to diversify industry in their Nations or Communities. Knowing that the cost of utilities can be a deciding factor in...
article Here’s why two women are staying on site after a Nova Scotia judge granted Alton Gas an injunction (3/27/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- A judge may have granted Alton Gas an injunction to clear an access road to a contested site in Nova Scotia, but don’t tell that to Madonna...
article Nevada Tribal Leaders Share Concern over Plutonium Shipment (3/27/2019)
(Nevada) -- Leaders from 13 Nevada tribes have sent letters to President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry protesting the federal government’s shipment...
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...

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