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Federal officials expected nationwide protest from RCMP action at Wet'suwet'en camp

Federal officials have long expected a nationwide fallout of protests from an eventual RCMP action against the Wet'suwet'en nation over the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline, internal documents show. Public Safety Canada's Government Operations Centre (GOC) prepared a risk assessment in 2015 for an expected RCMP action on a camp set up by the Unist'ot'en, a Wet'suwet'en house group, to block TransCanada's Coastal GasLink pipeline.

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(Montana) -- The Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow oil and gas drilling on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in...
article Make Colonizers Afraid Again
(Arizona) -- Klee Benally twisted his coffee mug in his hand, recounting a trip he took last year to Canyon Mine, a uranium operation six miles south of Grand Canyon...
article Tribal Chairman Plan Curbs Flaring, Promotes Agriculture
(North Dakota) -- New Town, ND - Drive around the New Town area, and you can see flames in all directions. They're fires that are burning off natural gas at oil...

11/12/2018

article Deadline Looms in Badger-Two Medicine Decision
(Montana) -- Members of the Blackfeet Nation and conservationists are keeping careful watch on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke as a critical deadline approaches for the...
article Legislators to pitch compromise on archaeological burial sites
(Wyoming) -- A state senator from a fossil fuel-rich county in eastern Wyoming is introducing a draft of a bill this week he hopes will help balance drilling interests...
article The EPA Can’t Wait to Reopen the Mine That Poisoned North Idaho
(Idaho) -- For a century, the mines of the Coeur d’Alene Mountains in North Idaho produced much of the heavy metals that made the U.S. a global superpower....

11/9/2018

article Lack of consultation on Ring of Fire development frustrates First Nation communities
(Ontario) -- The lack of an all-inclusive provincial strategy to advance development in the Ring of Fire is frustrating two remote First Nation communities in the area...

11/7/2018

article First Nations in oilsands region support bill to overhaul energy project approvals
(Alberta) -- A coalition of First Nations in the Fort McMurray region say they're in support of the federal government's overhaul of energy project reviews,...
article Hydrology argued at Crow Butte hearings
(Montana) -- Water quality and contamination were the central focus of hearings on a proposed plan by Crow Butte Mine to expand its uranium mining operations to the...

11/5/2018

article Tribe challenges Army Corps of Engineers' 'sham' findings on Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is challenging new government conclusions that the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline poses no significant...
article Sheridan, Wyola middle-school students share cultures
(Wyoming) -- About 40 miles separate Sheridan Junior High School and the Wyola School in southern Montana. Despite the proximity of the education institutions, students...

11/3/2018

article Fort Berthold reservation landowners to sue oil company
(North Dakota) -- A group of landowners from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is accusing a crude oil company of trespassing in a lawsuit that seeks compensation for...

11/2/2018

article Lac du Flambeau Tribe issues resolution opposing Oneida County mining ahead of Tuesday's referendum
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa wants voters in Oneida County to think about three things before they cast their ballots on Tuesday:...
article In Northern Michigan, tribes protesting Line 5 hunker down for winter
(Michigan) -- Amos Cloud used to operate heavy construction equipment for a living — working on crews that laid utility pipes underground. Now his focus is getting...

11/1/2018

article Official Says LDF Tribe Opposes Any Mining Activity In Oneida Co.
(Wisconsin) -- Leading up to an advisory vote next Tuesday in Oneida county, we've been hearing from people who either favor or oppose the possibility of mining in...

10/31/2018

article Tribal members speak against mining
(South Dakota) -- Public input on Crow Butte Uranium Mine’s proposed Marsland Expansion weighed decidedly against allowing additional mining from those present at...

10/29/2018

article Grassy Narrows hopes to break ground on mercury treatment centre in spring, 2019
(Ontario) -- Officials in Grassy Narrows First Nation say they hope to break ground on a specialized treatment centre for people suffering from the effects of mercury...

10/26/2018

article Fort Berthold landowners filing suit against pipeline
(North Dakota) -- A group of plaintiffs from the Fort Berthold Reservation are seeking damages in a federal lawsuit against the company behind the Tesoro pipeline,...
article James Smith Cree Nation vows to stop proposed mine unless more benefits provided
(Saskatchewan) -- Leaders from the James Smith Cree Nation say they plan to stop a proposed diamond mine near Prince Albert, Sask., unless the mining company provides...
article Court revives claim involving uranium mine near Grand Canyon
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court has revived a challenge to a company's right to mine uranium near the Grand Canyon. An Obama-era decision prohibits new mining...

10/25/2018

article Proposed diamond mine near Prince Albert gets environmental assessment approval
(Saskatchewan) -- A controversial diamond mine in the Fort à la Corne forest near Prince Albert has passed an environmental assessment. The Star-Orion Diamond Project...
article First Nations 'deeply frustrated' after B.C. Supreme Court dismisses Site C injunction
(British Columbia) -- The West Moberly First Nations have lost a bid for an injunction order against B.C. Hydro's Site C dam project, meaning construction can...

10/24/2018

article Water ceremony kicks off protest against shale gas and petrochemical industries
(Pennsylvania) -- Environmental activists and Native American leaders from across the nation marched through Downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday morning to highlight threats...

10/23/2018

article Fracking conference and opposing tribal rally highlight competing visions for Western Pennsylvania’s future
(Pennsylvania) -- As acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler and natural gas industry representatives descend on Pittsburgh for the annual Shale Insight Convention this...

10/22/2018

article Protestors Call Out Hypocrisy At Equator Principles Meeting
(Brazil) -- In October, 2018, major global banks met to revise the Equator Principles, which are industry-led due diligence standards to prevent banks from endorsing...

10/21/2018

article The water around a Utah uranium mine is growing more polluted. What does it mean for the nearby town?
(Utah) -- There once was a time when the children of White Mesa played outdoors without their parents fearing for their health. But for as long as Yolanda Badback can...

10/20/2018

article Montana voters to decide whether to impose stricter mining standards
(Montana) -- One of the most contentious ballot issues facing Montana voters this fall is whether to deny permits to mines that require perpetual treatment of water....
article Tribal leaders, members protest all oil, gas drilling
(New Mexico) -- You could hear a pin drop as Samuel Sage, representative of the Navajo Counselor Chapter, laid out his harsh experience with current oil and gas...

10/16/2018

article Army Corps revives review of Washington coal-export project
(Washington) -- The Army Corps of Engineers has revived an environmental review of a controversial coal-export project in Washington a year after state environmental...

10/13/2018

article Why 'fed up' MP Romeo Saganash dropped the F-bomb in the House of Commons
(Canada) -- Last month veteran NDP MP Romeo Saganash stood up during question period and used unparliamentary language to slam the Liberal government for its handling of...
article 'Is this gonna blow up?' Fear, questions from B.C. First Nation after pipeline explosion
(British Columbia) -- Members of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation near Prince George in central B.C. say they're worried after homes were rocked by a pipeline...

10/12/2018

article Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists
(USA) -- The images flew around the world. The teepees. The tear gas. The Indigenous water protectors’ camps. The boots advancing in unison as security forces...
article Trump administration bans new mining on land near Yellowstone
(Montana) -- Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke approved a ban on new mining on federal land near Yellowstone National Park in his home state of Montana.

10/9/2018

article Scholar calls for end to ‘colonialist’ system in tribal energy industries
(Indian Country) -- As they attempt to shape their own futures around energy resources on reservation lands, Native peoples continue to be exploited by “colonial...

10/8/2018

article JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, & Crédit Agricole Warned Not to Finance Tar Sands Pipeline Companies
(New York) -- Today, on Indigenous People’s Day, Honor The Earth, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, 350 Seattle, Friends of the Earth France, and others...
article ‘We were here first’: Tribes say Line 5 pipeline tunnel ignores treaty rights
(Michigan) -- Michigan officials have spent the past year pursuing a plan to tunnel an oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac while ignoring the 182-year-old...
article Goldboro LNG Clears Big Tribal Obstacle
(Nova Scotia) -- An aboriginal affairs obstacle has been cleared from the Goldboro LNG plan to launch natural gas exports from Canada’s Atlantic coast.

10/6/2018

article Fighting for their people: Meet Saskatchewan's Indigenous warriors
(Saskatchewan) -- A soldier’s helmet, a gas mask and a knife feature prominently on a shelf. There are stacks of gun magazines and books for everything a soldier...

10/5/2018

article Regulator picks 98 interveners for new Trans Mountain pipeline hearing
(Ottawa) -- The National Energy Board says it has granted intervener status to 98 applicants for an upcoming hearing to reconsider approval of the Trans Mountain...
article Company receives water permit for Black Hills gold drilling
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's Water Management Board has approved a temporary water permit for an exploratory gold drilling project in the Black Hills despite...

10/4/2018

article Mi'kmaq band drops objection to proposed Goldboro LNG plant
(Nova Scotia) -- A Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq band has dropped its objection to the proposed Goldboro liquefied natural gas plant in Guysborough County. The province's...

10/3/2018

article B.C. to intervene in Trans Mountain pipeline review
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government has filed to register as an intervenor in the National Energy Board's reconsideration of aspects of the Trans Mountain pipeline...
article First Nations express doubts, hopes for Ottawa's new Trans Mountain consultation effort
(Ottawa) -- One of the leading Indigenous opposition voices to the Trans Mountain pipeline says that if the new consultation process announced by Ottawa Wednesday...
article Frank Iacobucci hailed as right pick to rescue 'failed' Trans Mountain process
(Ottawa) -- The federal Liberal government ended up choosing a seasoned judge to lead renewed Indigenous consultations efforts on the Trans Mountain expansion project...

10/2/2018

article ND tribal group joins lawsuit over methane rule saying toxins affect their people
(North Dakota) -- The Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights has joined other environmental groups in challenging the Trump administration's decision to...
article $40B LNG project in northern B.C. gets go-ahead
(British Columbia) -- Construction is going ahead on a massive, $40-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C., hours after five primary investors from five...
article Aspen oilsands project hearing cancelled after First Nation strikes deal with Imperial
(Edmonton) -- The Alberta Energy Regulator says it's no longer considering holding a public hearing for a new oilsands project after an Indigenous community reached...

9/29/2018

article Oil Company Facing Tribal Opposition Proposes More Wells
(North Dakota) -- An oil company facing tribal opposition to drilling wells on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation close to Lake Sakakawea has proposed 23 more wells...

9/26/2018

article Environmental, Tribal Groups ask PUC to Reconsider Line 3
(Minnesota) -- Environmental and tribal groups have asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its approval of Enbridge Energy’s plans to...

9/25/2018

article Oil company facing tribal opposition proposes more wells
(North Dakota) -- An oil company facing tribal opposition to drilling wells on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation close to Lake Sakakawea has proposed 23 more wells...
article Oil company facing tribal opposition proposes more wells
(North Dakota) -- An oil company facing tribal opposition to drilling wells on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation close to Lake Sakakawea has proposed 23 more wells...
article Standing Rock in Lakeside?
(California) -- Bobby “Walking Stick” Wallace, national chief of the Longest Walk with the Barona Band of Mission Indians, announced few days ago that his...

9/22/2018

article No guarantee all Indigenous concerns about Trans Mountain will be addressed, minister says
(Ottawa) -- The Trudeau government has said more than once it's committed to respecting First Nations' interests in the push to get the Trans Mountain pipeline...

9/21/2018

article Ottawa gives pipeline regulator 22 weeks to review Trans Mountain expansion project
(Ottawa) -- The Liberal government is instructing the federal pipeline regulator to review the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to consider the project's impact on...

9/19/2018

article An Alaska ballot measure could kill Pebble Mine
(Alaska) -- During Alaska’s short summer, community fairs sprout across the state like bright blooms of lupine and fireweed. This year, rival booths appeared...
article Court injunction halts work at Taseko’s New Prosperity
(British Columbia) -- An injunction granted on behalf of the Tsilhqot’in Nation has stopped exploratory work at Taseko Mines’ New Prosperity project in south...

9/18/2018

article Court orders injunction against drilling permit for proposed mine
(British Columbia) -- The latest round in the battle for local gold has been won by the Tsilhqot'in Nation. Mining company Taseko has long been the proponent of the...

9/15/2018

article Federal appeals court upholds judgment against Teck Cominco
(Washington) -- A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the...

9/13/2018

article Burnaby spends $1.1M from casino funds on legal fight against Trans Mountain
(British Columbia) -- Burnaby's various legal battles against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion have cost $1.1 million, but the city says that expense isn't...
article Fort Belknap backs state in bad actor case over Zortman-Landsky pollution
(Montana) -- Located high in the Little Rocky Mountains south of this reservation in northcentral Montana, views are expansive at the former Zortman-Landusky gold and...

9/11/2018

article EPA mulls adding Hoopa area mine to Superfund list
(California) -- The defunct Cooper Bluff Mine in the Hoopa Valley area could be added to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List, the U.S. Environmental...
article Groups seek notice for mining activity on former monument boundaries
(Utah) -- Fearing mining activity looms inside the former boundaries of two Utah monuments, environmental groups and Native American tribes want a federal judge to...

9/10/2018

article No favorite so far among competing plans for Interior Alaska natural gas
(Alaska) -- Interior Gas Utility leaders were largely measured in responding to a late pitch from Siemens Government Technologies on a new option for getting an...
article People march to Bureau of Land Management office in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A group of people have marched in Las Vegas to call on the federal government to not open some public lands to oil and gas leasing. The protesters held a...

9/9/2018

article Indigenous groups still want to buy stake in Trans Mountain
(Canada) -- Some First Nations and Metis communities are determined to purchase an equity stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite a court ruling that...
article Montana attorney general to defend law in dispute over mining proposal near Yellowstone
(Montana) -- The Montana Attorney General's Office says it will defend a state law at the center of a dispute over a mining proposal in the mountains north of...

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