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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Analysis: Dakota Access operators call climate change 'undefined, vague, and ambiguous' in official filing (11/13/2019)
(Illinois) -- The operators of the Dakota Access pipeline seemed to brush aside concerns about global warming and the effects it may have on their business in an...
article Company, tribe butt heads on proposed DAPL expansion at Emmons County hearing (11/13/2019)
(North Dakota) -- With debate over surges and safety, the North Dakota Public Service Commission heard contrasting arguments from oil pipeline operators and the Standing...
article Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline (11/12/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have long maintained that a leak in the Dakota Access oil pipeline would threaten their Missouri River water supply,...
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Enbridge Pipeline

article This pipeline cuts throughout a reservation. Wisconsin would possibly make tribal members felons for protesting it. (11/13/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- For greater than 60 years, one part of Enbridge’s elaborate community of pipelines carrying petroleum throughout Canada has taken a detour by means...
article Environment and tribal groups call for new hazardous weather standards for Enbridge's Line 5 (11/7/2019)
(Michigan) -- Fourteen civic, environmental and tribal groups have urged Governor Gretchen Whitmer to take immediate new steps to protect the Great Lakes in case of a...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article State-Tribal Relations Letter Demands More Comment Time On Keystone XL (11/13/2019)
(Montana) -- The State-Tribal Relations Committee is pressing Montana’s Congressional delegation to do more to increase public input and tribal consultation on the...
article Youth demand Tester, Daines oppose pipeline (11/12/2019)
(Montana) -- The Keystone XL pipeline and climate change drew fresh scrutiny from youth in downtown Missoula on Tuesday. “The reason we’re here to do this is...
article Native American Leaders: Keystone Spill Highlights the Need to Oppose Dakota Access Expansion, KXL (11/6/2019)
(North Dakota) -- After news hit of last week’s Keystone pipeline oil spill — approximately 383,000 gallons of oil leaked in North Dakota — leaders...
article Opponents of Keystone XL oil pipeline said potential for spill is underestimated (10/30/2019)
(Montana) -- Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline said the Trump administration is understating the potential for the line to break and spill into water bodies such...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article BLM responds to tribes’ criticism over planning process for draft resource management plan (11/13/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Orutsararmiut Native Council is calling the federal planning process for how 13 million acres of public land is managed in the region “woefully...
article Alaskans take Roadless Rule fight to DC (11/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Seven Alaskans were in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, testifying to Congress about the Trump administration’s proposal to lift the Roadless Rule...
article How would lifting the Roadless Rule change Tongass logging? Not much, both sides say (11/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump Administration has proposed to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Rule. That rule is despised by supporters of the...
article Southeast tribes unite to oppose lifting Roadless Rule (10/31/2019)
(Alaska) -- Six tribal governments in Southeast Alaska on Tuesday issued a joint statement condemning the Forest Service’s plan to roll back the Roadless Rule,...
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Water Issues

article Las Vegas water pipeline battle is life-or-death fight for Shoshone sacred site (11/13/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- For most drivers on U.S. Highway 50 in northeastern Nevada, the Spring Valley is a blur of open road, trees and windmills between Ely and Great Basin...
article Passamaquoddy, Penobscot tribes awarded EPA water cleanup grants (11/7/2019)
(Maine) -- The Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes will get a share of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $1.5 million grant award to 50 organizations working to...
article NAC: Mounting pressure to remove dams (11/1/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Tribal leaders from the Yakama and Lummi nations called for the removal of several dams along the Columbia River in Washington State. The tribes are...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Orca & Whales

article Task force: Restructure economy to save orcas (11/12/2019)
(Washington) -- Climate change imperils orcas in Puget Sound and to save them Washington should restructure its economy and eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, according...
article Maine lobstermen reject right whale protection plan (11/10/2019)
(Maine) -- The Maine Lobstermen’s Association has voted to not support the Maine Department of Marine Resources right whale conservation plan. In a statement...
article ‘Orcas are not for entertainment:’ Activist plans to disrupt West Coast whale watching (11/1/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A longtime environmental activist plans to sail a boat of shame on the Salish Sea in an effort to end commercial whale watching. “The Salish...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Osage oil & gas summit being held this week at Osage Casino (11/12/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Osage Minerals Council and the Osage Producers Association are hosting the 18th Annual Osage Oil & Gas Summit Wednesday and Thursday at the Tulsa...
1 Article on this Issue

Snoqualmie Tribe

article After reclaiming its sacred falls, the Snoqualmie tribe looks toward the future (11/12/2019)
(Washington) -- Snoqualmie Tribal Elder Lois Sweet Dorman says she’s been fighting for the preservation of Snoqualmie Falls for decades. Every inch of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article The Next Yellowstone: How Big Money Is Building A New Kind Of National Park (11/11/2019)
(Montana) -- Are the super wealthy better equipped than the government to save America's disappearing wildlands? An ex-Silicon Valley entrepreneur is trying to build...
article Shrinking genetic diversity threatens small herds of buffalo (11/5/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Evidence is mounting that wild North American bison are gradually shedding their genetic diversity across many of the isolated herds overseen by the U.S...
article Time ticks away at wild bison genetic diversity (11/3/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Evidence is mounting that wild North American bison are gradually shedding their genetic diversity across many of the isolated herds overseen by the U.S...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Bearskin Lake First Nation declares state of emergency due to flooding threat (11/11/2019)
(Ontario) -- Bearskin Lake First Nation declared a state of emergency Sunday due to a flooding threat, according to a statement from Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). An ice...
article Manitoba First Nations raise concerns over federal and provincial State of Emergency response: IRTC (11/1/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Interlake Reserve Tribal Council and member First Nations raised concerns in Ottawa Friday about the provincial and federal state of emergency response...
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Food Sovereignty

article Tlingit potatoes continue to thrive thanks to Sitka Tribe, Forest Service (11/11/2019)
(Alaska) -- For the third year in a row, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska partnered with the Forest Service to grow Tlingit potatoes. Alaska Natives have cultivated these...
article The Native Musician and Poet Revitalizing Indigenous Food Sovereignty (11/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Lyla June is a musician, public speaker, and internationally recognized performance poet of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne), and Northern...
article OP/ED: PRRD still without a seat at the caribou table (11/5/2019)
(Alaska) -- After months of advocating for a seat at the table, the Peace River Regional District learned they were being left out in the cold as the NDP government...
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Trump Adminstration

article E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules (11/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public...
1 Article on this Issue

Nez Perce Tribe

article Coho a bright spot in dismal season for fish (11/10/2019)
(Idaho) -- Coho salmon reintroduced by the Nez Perce Tribe are spawning in Lapwai Creek near here, as well as Lolo Creek and tributaries to the South Fork of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Environmental groups tout passage of sport betting measure that funds water conservation (11/9/2019)
(Colorado) -- Environmental groups praised Proposition DD following the ballot measure's narrow passage in Tuesday's election. The ballot measure passed 51 to 48...
1 Article on this Issue

Winnemem Wintu

article Winnemem Wintu Tribe reminds people not to spread cremains on sacred ground (11/8/2019)
(California) -- People come from all over the world to do it, but the Winnemem Wintu Tribe is reminding people not to dump cremated remains on sacred land. Chief Caleen...
1 Article on this Issue

National Congress of American Indians

article Q&A: President Fawn Sharp on why Tribal Nations are poised to lead the global response to climate change (11/7/2019)
(Washington) -- Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp was recently elected president of the National Congress of American Indians, winning 61 percent of the vote....
article NCAI Condemns U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement, Continues to Support Accord (11/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) condemns the United States’ actions in formally withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement...
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Oak Flat

article Arizona Apache Tribe Steps Up Fight With Copper Mine Over Sacred Land (11/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- Imagine standing on the rim of a crater almost two miles wide and anywhere from 850 to 1,500 feet deep that is not a naturally occurring phenomenon, but man...
1 Article on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article Indigenous groups urged to unite or risk losing out on Trans Mountain pipeline ownership (11/7/2019)
(Canada) -- On stage at an Indigenous energy conference this week, Stephen Buffalo implored those wanting an ownership stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline to start...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants (11/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water...
article Pipeline company CEO says Alberta premier supports an Indigenous rights challenge to Ottawa's regulatory laws (11/1/2019)
(Alberta) -- Alberta could play a role in planned Indigenous rights-based court actions against Ottawa's environmental review and tanker ban laws, according to the...
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California Gaming

article Crews battle brush fire near casino (11/2/2019)
(California) -- Firefighters were battling a brush fire near the Golden Acorn Casino Saturday. The blaze was around 10 to 20 acres by 6 a.m., according to Cal Fire. It...
1 Article on this Issue

ANWR

article Activists prepare to defend Alaska wildlife refuge against drillers (11/1/2019)
(Alaska) -- Opponents of oil drilling in America’s largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don’t become the...
1 Article on this Issue

Bears

article Bring Back Grizzlies? Conservationists, Ranchers Split on Cascades Proposal (11/1/2019)
(Washington) -- One plan would relocate grizzly bears from Montana or British Columbia to northern Washington . Conservationists say the North Cascades are great habitat...
1 Article on this Issue

Chaco Canyon

article US House OKs protections near Chaco park in New Mexico (11/1/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Walls of stacked stone jut up from the canyon floor, some perfectly aligned with the seasonal movements of the sun and moon. Circular ceremonial...
article House Passes Bill To Protect Chaco Canyon (10/31/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that aims to ban oil and gas drilling on federal lands near Chaco Canyon. The bill's...
article US House OKs Protections Near Historical Park In New Mexico (10/31/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Walls of stacked stone jut up from the canyon floor, some perfectly aligned with the seasonal movements of the sun and moon. Circular ceremonial...
article New Mexico Delegation Celebrates House Passage of Permanent Chaco Canyon Protections (10/30/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján, the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, along with U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Deb...
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Warm Springs Tribe

article Warm Springs residents now able to drink clean water (11/1/2019)
(Oregon) -- Residents of Warm Springs Indian Reservation are able to drink tap water again without having to boil it first, following a one-week prohibition from...
1 Article on this Issue

White Earth

article Cities, tribes try a new environmental approach: Give nature rights (11/1/2019)
(Minnesota) -- When members of the White Earth band of Ojibwe in Minnesota take out their canoes to harvest wild rice, they're gathering a source of nourishment and...
article Cities, tribes try a new environmental approach: Give nature rights (10/31/2019)
(Minnesota) -- When members of the White Earth band of Ojibwe in Minnesota take out their canoes to harvest wild rice, they’re gathering a source of nourishment...
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Hard Rock

press release How TCF Center, Caesars, LA Convention Center and More Are Getting Greener (10/30/2019)
(USA) -- Several hotel brands and convention centers are jumping on the green bandwagon to help the environment and people in need through an array of sustainability and...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Black and Indigenous voices often missing from climate change discussions (11/12/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- Climate change may be considered by many to be the most pressing issue in the world right now. But for people in Nova Scotia's black and Indigenous...
article Greta Thunberg sets sail for Spain from US by boat (11/12/2019)
(Virginia) -- Climate change activist Greta Thunberg confirmed she will be returning to Europe on Wednesday, aboard a catamaran, in order to attend December's UN climate...
article The West Must Learn from Indigenous Communities Who Have Lived With Wildfire for Thousands of Years (11/12/2019)
(USA) -- For several months in 2019, it seemed wildfires wouldn’t rage across the West as they had in recent years. But then came the dry autumn and California...
article California’s Wildfire Policy Totally Backfired. Native Communities Know How to Fix It. (11/11/2019)
(California) -- When it came time to set fire to the hillside, Kitty Lynch paused. A 70 year-old retired waitress, Lynch’s job during the controlled burn of a 2,...
article Life Won Thanks to the Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid (11/11/2019)
(California) -- There is no way to say it that doesn’t sound dramatic. The Blue Lake Rancheria microgrid saved lives when its owner welcomed in the broader...
article Sage grouse court order trims energy lease auction in Nevada (11/11/2019)
(Nevada) -- Federal land managers have withdrawn more than 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) of public land from a swath of eastern Nevada where oil and gas...
article Solutions sought to ease conflicts over Southeast Alaska’s rising sea otter populations (11/11/2019)
(Alaska) -- Efforts to ease conflicts over Southeast Alaska’s growing sea otter population are underway. Federal and state officials recently met with scientists,...
article California’s Wildfire Policy Totally Backfired. Native Communities Know How to Fix It. (11/11/2019)
(California) -- When it came time to set fire to the hillside, Kitty Lynch paused. A 70 year-old retired waitress, Lynch’s job during the controlled burn of a 2,200 acre...
article Coast Guard meets with council members from the Makah and Quileute tribes (11/10/2019)
(Washington) -- Rear Adm. Jack Vogt, commander of the Coast Guard’s 13th District, and Chief of Staff, Capt. Megan Dean, met with council members from the Makah...
article Dow Chem to Pay $77M in Michigan (11/9/2019)
(Michigan) -- Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to fund environmental restoration projects worth an estimated $77 million to compensate for decades of pollution by its plant...
article How US colonialism affects Indigenous peoples’ stewardship and access to food (11/9/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Even before the 20th century, what "climate change" refers to in English was not a new or profound concept for many Indigenous peoples....
article Sitka Tribe, NPS continue negotiating future park management (11/8/2019)
(Alaska) -- There’s uncertainty over whether Sitka’s tribe will lead interpretation at Sitka National Historical Park next year. The National Park Service...
article Tribes raise alarms about proposed 'green cemetery' near San Francisco Peaks (11/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- A proposal to create an "ecologically friendly" perpetual resting place on private lands within the Coconino National Forest may not be so restful...
article Sudden oak death spreading fast, California’s coastal forests facing devastation (11/7/2019)
(California) -- It is the forgotten killer when compared to our increasingly frequent climate calamities, but the virulent pathogen known as sudden oak death remains...
article 'You protect what you love': Why biodiversity thrives on Indigenous-managed lands (11/5/2019)
(Canada) -- The caribou has spiritual significance for Innu forester Valérie Courtois, yet over her career she's watched the animal's population decline...
article Amnesty International backing Grassy Narrows youth with letter writing campaign (11/5/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Amnesty International is backing youth from Grassy Narrows First Nation in their bid for clean water by focusing its annual, global letter writing campaign...
article ‘Untold human suffering’: 11,000 scientists from across world unite to declare global climate emergency (11/5/2019)
(UK) -- Eleven thousand scientists in 153 countries have declared a climate emergency and warned that “untold human suffering” is unavoidable without huge...
article Indigenous Brazilians protest Amazon deforestation outside EU Commission (11/5/2019)
(Brazil) -- A group of Brazilian indigenous people burned a tree and held banners outside the European Council in Brussels on Tuesday in a protest against fires in the...
article Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Tribe work flinty soil – sustainable economic development elusive in remote region of Nevada (11/5/2019)
(Nevada) -- The drive on US Route 95 north of Winnemucca, Nevada is visually spectacular. To the right, rugged stone peaks with seasonal tufts of green or white or brown...
article Hidden spring in Seattle park wins landmark designation after hard-fought effort (11/4/2019)
(Washington) -- Nearly hidden among sword ferns, vine maples and poplars off a quiet residential street in North Seattle is a small clearing, and nestled within is a...

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