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Yurok Tribe calling for help to defend Klamath River against proposed gas pipeline

The Yurok Tribe is asking for help from tribal members to attend a hearing on a proposed gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export terminal which they say would negatively impact the health of the Klamath River.

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1/23/2020

article Oglala Sioux Tribe Appeal Seeks Survey Of Uranium Mine Site
(South Dakota) -- A Native American tribe in South Dakota has filed an appeal that it hopes will force a scientific survey of artifacts, burials and other cultural...

1/22/2020

article Court hears arguments on last oil, gas lease
(Montana) -- Oral arguments for the last standing oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine area were the focus of a hearing Tuesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals...
article Wyoming, Montana seek Supreme Court ruling on coal exports
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on Washington State’s denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S...

1/21/2020

article States seek Supreme Court decision on Longview coal project
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on Washington’s denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S. coal...
article First Nations representatives address hearing on proposed pipeline expansion in west central Alberta
(Alberta) -- Federal energy regulators are hearing from First Nations representatives who wish to comment on a proposed $500-million natural gas pipeline expansion...
article LETTER: Pebble falsely claims Tribal support
(Alaska) -- I received from Pebble mine a mailed pamphlet making it sound like the Nondalton Tribal Council and Cunyung Tribal Council helped produce the draft EIS. In...
article Tribes Unite to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon and Native Sovereignty
(Alaska) -- Canadian First Nations, Washington State Tribal leaders, and leaders from Native American regional and national organizations held a press conference to...

1/19/2020

article Disrespectful that Horgan won't meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief
(British Columbia) -- It's disrespectful that Premier John Horgan won't meet with five hereditary chiefs who oppose a natural gas pipeline while he is touring...

1/18/2020

article Legal divide lies behind Wet'suwet'en pipeline protest, expert says
(Canada) -- Behind the standoff between pipeline company Coastal GasLink and Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs in B.C. lies a deeper divide, says one legal scholar...

1/17/2020

article Judge says conservation group can look into energy panel’s activities
(Montana) -- A conservation group can seek details from the Trump administration on whether it followed recommendations from an illegally created industry advisory group...
article Tribe members discuss best practices to clean up oil spills
(North Dakota) -- Tribal members at a Bismarck conference talked oilfield best practices, including how to clean up oil spills using microorganisms. The oilfield service...
article Judge won’t stop Idaho tribe lawsuit against mining company
(Idaho) -- A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its...

1/16/2020

article Tribes talk oilfield best practices at Bismarck conference
(North Dakota) -- A company on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has found success cleaning up oil spills using microorganisms, and it’s looking to train more...
article Council supports tribe, opposes mine proposal
(California) -- Following a demonstration outside City Hall led by area Amah Mutsun tribal members and their supporters, the Morgan Hill City Council on Jan. 15...

1/15/2020

article RCMP set up checkpoint restricting access in Wet'suwet'en territory amid clash over pipeline
(British Columbia) -- The RCMP have blocked access to a First Nation's territory in northern B.C., heightening tensions as government officials and hereditary chiefs of...

1/14/2020

article The gift of coal for Hopi and Navajo families
(Arizona) -- Imagine actually wanting to get coal in your stocking this holiday season. Or rather a truck load of coal over cologne, perfume, jewelry or whatever it was...

1/13/2020

article Indigenous-led protest to slow western portion of Ontario's 401
(British Columbia) -- An Indigenous-led rolling blockade that travelled between London, Ontario and Six Nations, Ontario slowed traffic, which the organizers said is to...
article Minnesota court rejects three PolyMet permits, sends them back to DNR for hearing
(Minnesota) -- Plans to build Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine suffered a major setback Monday when the state Court of Appeals reversed three permits issued to...

1/12/2020

article EPA to Ease Rules on Power Plants Storing Deadly Coal Ash
(Washington D.C.) -- Utilities soon could get federal approval for the riskiest way to get rid of coal ash. The latest Trump EPA proposal to prop up the financially...
article Government Bill Would Permit Extensive Economic Exploitation on Indigenous Lands
(Brazil) -- The federal government is finalizing a bill to be submitted to Congress that provides for the exploitation of indigenous lands, one of President Jair...

1/11/2020

article B.C. human rights commissioner calls on Canada to stop eviction of Wet'suwet'en people in pipeline standoff
(British Columbia) -- B.C.'s human rights commissioner is urging the Canadian government to stop the eviction of Wet'suwet'en and Secwepemc peoples who are...
article 'We don't give consent': Portage and Main round dance shows solidarity for Wet'suwet'en in pipeline battle
(Manitoba) -- Despite frigid weather, more than 100 people turned out for a round dance at the iconic corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg Friday...

1/10/2020

article Coal Mine’s Closure Leaves Hopi, Navajo Homes Without Heat This Winter
(Arizona) -- The Kayenta coal mine in northeastern Arizona shut down last year, along with the power plant it supplied. Coal from that mine used to light up Las Vegas...
article Judge Won't Stop Idaho Tribe Lawsuit Against Mining Company
(Idaho) -- A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its...

1/9/2020

article What the Wet’suwet’en case says about how Canadian courts address Indigenous law
(Canada) -- About 30 years before the Wet’suwet’en First Nation faced the possibility of a natural gas pipeline through its territory, members fought a...
article Coastal GasLink opponents monitor logging road as prospect of pipeline standoff grows
(British Columbia) -- Thirty-nine kilometres down a snow-covered logging road, four men chop wood and work to erect a canvas wall tent in a pullout area. Cody Merriman,...

1/8/2020

article No cause found for ignition of fatal Colorado gas site blast
(Colorado) -- Investigation agencies in Colorado have not determined what ignited a well site explosion last year that killed a worker. Randy Yellowman, 47, was working...

1/7/2020

article Trans Mountain, Site C, LNG pipeline work must stop until First Nations approval, UN committee says
(British Columbia) -- A United Nations committee working to end racism is urging Canada to immediately stop the construction of three major resource projects until it...

1/6/2020

article Tribal groups condemn federal plan to open up millions of Alaskan acres to mining interests
(Alaska) -- More than two dozen Alaska tribes are protesting a Trump administration land-use proposal that, if approved, could open millions of acres of wilderness to...

1/5/2020

article Tribal groups condemn federal plan to open up millions of acres to mining interests
(Alaska) -- More than two dozen Alaska tribes are protesting a Trump Administration land-use proposal that, if approved, could open millions of acres of wilderness to...
article First Nation issues eviction notice to Coastal GasLink contractors
(British Columbia) -- A hereditary chief with the Wet'suwet'en Nation said a work site for the Coastal GasLink pipeline near Houston, B.C., has been vacated...

1/3/2020

article First Nation expects more police action after court sides with natural gas company over pipeline
(British Columbia) -- A hereditary chief with the Wet'suwet'en First Nation says the community is expecting further police action after B.C. Supreme Court ruled...
article First Nation expects more police action after court sides with natural gas company over pipeline
(British Columbia) -- A hereditary chief with the Wet'suwet'en First Nation says the community is expecting further police action after B.C. Supreme Court ruled...
article Pipeline dispute could bring things to a boil in northern British Columbia
(British Columbia) -- No one in northern British Columbia is quite sure what happens next following a B.C. Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday that granted a temporary...

1/2/2020

article Federal agencies are required to consult with tribes about pipelines. They often don’t.
(Washington D.C.) -- In Montana, the Keystone XL pipeline’s proposed path cuts underneath the Missouri River at the edge of the Fort Peck Reservation’s...
article A copper mine in San Juan County wants to expand using a new method that would pump diluted acid into the ground
(Utah) -- Utah’s second largest copper mine after Kennecott is seeking permits for an experimental method of extraction involving pumping diluted sulfuric acid...
article Opinion: Pebble misrepresents tribes
(Alaska) -- On Nov. 23 I received from Pebble Mine a mailed pamphlet making it sound like the Nondalton Tribal Council and Cunyung Tribal Council helped produce the...

1/1/2020

article B.C. Supreme Court grants injunction against Wet'suwet'en protesters in pipeline standoff
(British Columbia) -- A B.C. Supreme Court judge has issued an injunction against members of the Wet'suwe'ten Nation who have blocked access to a natural gas...

12/30/2019

article Why Environmental Groups Are Fighting The Rosemont Copper Mine Outside Tucson
(Arizona) -- Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals wants to build the third largest copper mine in the United States on 4,500 acres south of Tucson. Part of the $1.9...

12/26/2019

article Dunleavy responds to Pebble Mine report
(Alaska) -- Gov. Mike Dunleavy and his staff are defending the relationship between the administration and the Pebble Partnership, following a report from CNN alleging...

12/25/2019

article Will Uinta Basin tribal lands be subject to pollution requirements?
(Utah) -- Federal regulators are proposing to invoke new controls on emissions from oil and gas production on tribal lands in the Uinta Basin to help solve the region...

12/24/2019

article Protests mount against Bureau of Land Management's latest sale of public land to oil and gas
(New Mexico) -- Tribal and environmentalist groups in New Mexico protested the Bureau of Land Management’s upcoming auction of public land leases slated for...

12/23/2019

article NDP wants RCMP investigated following report of plan to send snipers to Wet'suwet'en blockade
(British Columbia) -- The NDP is calling for an independent investigation into how police handled the Wet'suwet'en pipeline blockade in northern B.C. earlier...
article Mining Firm Writing Its Own Environmental Report For U.S. Forest Loses Round In Court
(Idaho) -- A Canadian gold-mining company allowed by the Trump administration to write its own assessment of the environmental impact of its proposed project on federal...
article Pebble Mine opponents troubled by Dunleavy’s letter
(Alaska) -- Fishermen, tribal communities and legislators are reacting to a report last week from CNN alleging Gov. Mike Dunleavy worked in close coordination with the...

12/22/2019

article Reports of RCMP snipers dispatched to Wet'suwet'en blockade 'concerning,' says Indigenous Services minister
(British Columbia) -- The Indigenous Services minister is calling for a review of how RCMP resources are deployed in "sensitive" conflicts over Indigenous land...
article Six relics vs. one B.C. pipeline: How the Wet’suwet’en’s fight against a natural gas project became an argument about archeology
(British Columbia) -- The Coastal GasLink pipeline has pitted an energy firm against Wet’suwet’en Nation chiefs whose case hinges on artifacts they say were found in the...
article Exclusive: Controversial mining company coached Alaska's governor to lobby White House
(Alaska) -- A mining company secretly collaborated with the governor of Alaska to lobby the Trump administration to move forward with a mining project that Environmental...

12/17/2019

article Goldman Sachs will no longer fund drilling in Arctic refuge sacred to First Nations
(North Canada) -- In the wake of a U.S. banking giant's announcement that it will no longer invest in new oil projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Gwich...
article 1.2 million acres opened up to fracking, drilling: Areas around SNF, Porterville included in map
(California) -- On Thursday, the Trump administration signed off an order to open up 1.2 million acres from the Central Coast to the San Joaquin Valley to fracking and...

12/15/2019

article Lawmakers to talk drilling near tribal land during Tribal Taxation Committee
(North Dakota) -- Lawmakers are trying to squeeze in last minute meetings before the new year. Monday will be an important one for North Dakota’s tribal nations....

12/14/2019

article 2°C: Beyond the limit: Facing catastrophic climate change, they still can’t quit Big Oil
(Alaska) -- The varnished wooden cross stands amid a cluster of grave markers tilted at odd angles in the cemetery, because the ground beneath them is sinking. Rising...
article Group protests uranium decision
(South Dakota) -- A handful of protestors braved cold temperatures Friday evening to display their opposition to the U.S. Atomic Safety and Licensing Board decision to...

12/11/2019

article Sudbury area First Nations geologist among mining industry award recipients
(Ontario) -- A Northern Ontario prospector and a champion of Indigenous participation in mineral development are among the 2020 recipients of awards being handed out by...

12/10/2019

article First Nations youth protest proposed massive oilsands mine at UN climate conference
(Spain) -- First Nations youth from Canada are at a United Nations climate change conference in Madrid, Spain, demonstrating against a massive proposed oilsands mine in...
article Atlantic Coast Pipe Dreams, Protests and Politics
(North Carolina) -- Construction of the planned 600-mile underground pipeline is already behind schedule. Protests and bureaucratic hurdles plague the Atlantic Coast...

12/9/2019

article The Palmer Project, a mining prospect outside Haines, could transform into a large-scale operation
(Alaska) -- The Palmer Project site is a historic gold claim where the Saksaia Glacier flows through the mountains. Prospectors have tried to strike it rich there since...

12/6/2019

article 10 months later, criminal charges laid against man arrested at Wet'suwet'en barricade
(British Columbia) -- More than 10 months after the RCMP enforcement of an interim injunction in Wet'suwet'en territory related to the Coastal GasLink pipeline,...
article Supreme Court says companies must pay for Grassy Narrows mill-site maintenance
(Ontario) -- Two forest-product companies are on the hook for maintaining a mercury waste site near Ontario's Grassy Narrows First Nation, the Supreme Court of...

12/2/2019

article A tale of two oil pipelines and their place in the presidential race
(USA) -- The political debate over how to regulate the fossil fuel industry in the United States is more important — and ideologically divisive — than ever...
article New measures could help tribal citizens who suffer from oil industry pollution
(North Dakota) -- New oil-and-gas pipeline protection measures could help people like Mandan Hidatsa & Arikara tribal member Lisa Deville and her family, who suffer...

11/29/2019

article Native Americans Continue Fight Over Oil Pipelines
(South Dakota) -- It's been three years since Native American communities attempted to block an oil pipeline in the Standing Rock protests. After a spill from...

11/28/2019

article Fight over Proposed Quarry on Tribal Land is Shaping Up to be Silicon Valley’s Standing Rock
(California) -- Just past noon on Sep. 8, hundreds of people gather in prayer. This isn’t a typical Sunday church service, though. The congregation has come to the...

11/27/2019

article Nevada toxic mine neighbors may stop getting bottled water
(Nevada) -- State environmental regulators plan to decide in January whether to cut off most bottled water deliveries to neighbors of an abandoned toxic mine in rural...

11/26/2019

article Wisconsin’s Democratic Governor Signs Anti-Protest Bill into Law
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat who took office earlier this year, has signed into law a bill designed to criminalize and chill environmental...

11/24/2019

article Opposition emerges in village close to proposed North Slope oil project
(Alaska) -- A proposed North Slope oil production project is facing opposition from a nearby village, with some people expressing concern it could affect hunting and...
article Letter: Misleading Pebble ad
(Alaska) -- Thanks to Chief Thomas Tilden of Curyung and President George Alexie of Nondalton Tribal Councils for calling out the Pebble Partnership over their grossly...

11/21/2019

article Evers signs pipeline protest bill over critics’ objections
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday signed a widely supported, yet also controversial, bill escalating penalties for trespassing on pipelines and other energy...

11/20/2019

article Uranium mine water permits spur call for help
(South Dakota) -- The Western Mining Action Network is circulating a call that asks for help from tribal members and clean energy advocates to delay EPA water permit...
article Evers signs bill making it a felony to trespass on pipelines
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Tony Evers signed into law a bipartisan proposal Wednesday making it a felony to trespass or damage oil or gas pipelines in Wisconsin, a measure that...

11/19/2019

article Tribal Perspective On The Proposed Felony Trespass Bill
(Wisconsin) -- Bipartisan legislation making its way to the governor’s desk would make it a felony to trespass on or damage the property of oil and gas lines. Some...

11/18/2019

article First Nations near proposed Sask. diamond mine cautiously optimistic about future
(Saskatchewan) -- Three First Nations in central Saskatchewan say they've begun informal talks with a large multinational mining company planning a large diamond...
press release New Mexico Joins Western States and Tribal Nations Natural Gas Initiative
(New Mexico) -- The State of New Mexico today became the newest member of Western States and Tribal Nations (WSTN) natural gas initiative, adding a strong advocate for...

11/17/2019

article NATIVE LEADERS: Don’t be misled: Pebble’s permitting process is broken
(Alaska) -- As elected leaders of our tribal governments, we have a duty to our people and to the public to tell the truth. An advertisement in the Anchorage Daily News...

11/15/2019

article ‘We couldn’t even hunt this year’: Problems at Unist’ot’en village surface after arrest
(British Columbia) -- The arrest of a 29-year old opponent of a pipeline being built across northern British Columbia has uncovered problems with an agreement with the...

11/14/2019

article Osage Tribe Campaigns to Get Gov't to Open County to New Drilling
(Oklahoma) -- With a shutdown of oil and gas drilling in Oklahoma’s Osage County, it means less revenue for the county. And it continues to disturb leaders of the...

11/12/2019

article Hoping to avoid ‘riot boosting’ repeat, tribal leaders ask Noem to loop them in on bills
(South Dakota) -- Some legislators want Gov. Kristi Noem to more thoroughly vet any legislation related to South Dakota's crime laws to avoid a trip to court over...

11/9/2019

article Tribe members: Ancient bison kill site desecrated by mining
(Montana) -- When a coal company contractor working under federal oversight used a backhoe to dig up one of the largest known Native American bison killing grounds and...

11/7/2019

article School Board Challenger Urges APS To Divest From Oil And Gas
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico politicians paid lip service this election cycle to a landmark education ruling about inequities in public schools. But no one was drawing a...

11/4/2019

article EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants
(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...

11/1/2019

article Pipeline company CEO says Alberta premier supports an Indigenous rights challenge to Ottawa's regulatory laws
(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...

10/31/2019

article Pipeline company CEO says Alberta premier supports an Indigenous rights challenge to Ottawa's regulatory laws
(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...

10/30/2019

article House Passes Bill to Protect Land Around Grand Canyon From Mining
(Washington D.C.) -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills to protect a combined 1.3 million acres of land in Arizona and New Mexico from new mining...

10/28/2019

article Spring Creek Mine re-opens, challenges remain
(Montana) -- The Spring Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana will re-open after a two-day cease in operations, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality...

10/25/2019

article South Dakota Settles “Riot Boosting” Suit by Agreeing to Nonenforcement
(South Dakota) -- The state of South Dakota has settled a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of Native American and environmental...
article This Alaska mine could generate $1 billion a year. Is it worth the risk to salmon?
(Alaska) -- A brown bear loped across rolling green tundra as Charles Weimer set down a light, single-engine helicopter on a remote hilltop. Spooked, the big grizzly...

10/24/2019

article Lawsuit settlement: state officials agree not to enforce pipeline protest, riot laws
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg have agreed not to enforce two anti-riot laws and parts of new laws aimed at protests against the...
article South Dakota drops pipeline protest laws after lawsuit
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota has agreed to stop enforcing laws seen as curtailing protests over the construction of oil pipelines after a lawsuit claimed it violated...
article UTBB director testifies on Pebble permitting process before Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- During the hearing in Washington, D.C., supporters and opponents of the proposed mine testified before the House Subcomittee on Water Resources and...

10/23/2019

article House panel OKs update to mining law; critics say it will kill industry
(Washington D.C.) -- A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to an overhaul of a 147-year-old federal mining law that supporters called “antiquated,...
article Tribe, environmental groups ask Appeals Court to reverse copper mine permits
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and a herd of environmental groups squared off against PolyMet Mining and state regulators in the Minnesota...
article Cleveland Play House’s ‘Pipeline’ connects emotionally, civically
(Ohio) -- With poor, young African-American, Native American, and Latinx students being suspended and expelled from school more frequently than their middle-class white...

10/22/2019

article Supporters of pipeline trespassing bill say it protects lawful protest, despite concerns by environmental groups
(Wisconsin) -- Lawmakers behind bipartisan legislation designed to protect critical infrastructure and utility workers say the bill also guards the right to protest,...
article Southwest tribes oppose spent nuclear fuel storage plans
(New Mexico) -- Native American leaders from New Mexico are opposing plans that call for storing in the desert Southwest tons of spent nuclear fuel from power plants...

10/21/2019

article Southwest Tribes Oppose Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Plans
(New Mexico) -- Native American leaders from New Mexico are opposing plans that call for storing in the desert Southwest tons of spent nuclear fuel from power plants...

10/16/2019

article Trump to pick former Alaska oil industry attorney for federal judgeship
(Alaska) -- President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he intends to pick Joshua Kindred, a former oil industry attorney, as a new U.S. District Court judge for...
article Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration’s plan to ease protections for an iconic bird that makes its home on millions of...

10/12/2019

article ID mining company wants lawsuit over cyanide cleanup put on hold
(Idaho) -- A Canadian-based gold mining company in Idaho asked a judge to put a hold on a lawsuit brought by the Nez Perce Tribe after the company allowed deadly...
article US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies
(New Mexico) -- About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal...
article The Strange, Uncertain Fate of One of the World’s Most Valuable Salmon Habitats
(Alaska) -- Anna Hoover and I ease up and down in limestone-colored water on a warm, windless afternoon in early July, our backs to the mouth of the Egegik River. She...

10/9/2019

article Uranium Poisoning Navajo Women and Babies Decades After Mining Ended
(New Mexico) -- A study by the University of New Mexico found that hundreds of Navajo women presented alarming levels of uranium in their systems — even decades...
article Tribes, environmental groups sue to stop mine in Alaskan salmon spawning areas
(Alaska) -- Five native, business and environmental organizations sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday over a proposed controversial Alaska gold and...
article A year after Prince George pipeline blast, B.C. First Nation wants answers
(British Columbia) -- A year after a natural gas pipeline exploded near Prince George, B.C., the people who felt their homes shake are still waiting for answers about...
article Pipelines leak saltwater on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in 2 recent spills
(Montana) -- Two significant pipeline spills occurred recently in Dunn County, leaking saltwater onto portions of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. The bigger of the...

10/8/2019

article Tribal leaders to address hearing on proposed Arizona mine
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders are preparing comments for Tuesday's public hearing on the possible impacts of an underground copper mine proposed for the mountains east...
article EPA sued after it withdraws proposed restrictions on mine
(Alaska) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency improperly withdrew proposed restrictions on mining activity in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, according to a...

10/7/2019

article Senate Committee on Indian Affairs examines nuclear legacy in Indian Country
(New Mexico) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is learning more about the effects of radiation in Indian Country at a field hearing in New Mexico on Monday. Sen...
article B.C. First Nation hereditary chiefs demand stop-work order against natural gas pipeline
(British Columbia) -- The Office of the Wet’suwet’en is demanding a stop work order be issued to Coastal GasLink (CGL) by Forests minister Doug Donaldson....
article Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement
(Washington D.C.) -- The overwhelming majority of climate scientists, international governmental bodies, relevant research institutes and scientific societies are in...

10/2/2019

article Montana First Nation hosts job fair to get people into the oil and gas industry
(Alberta) -- The Montana First Nation hosted a job fair for people in the community in the hopes of getting people jobs in various industries. More than a dozen...
article Oil fraud culprit ordered to pay $7.8 million, will spend more than 8 years in prison
(Montana) -- A 63-year-old California man who claimed he had oil leases on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in order to defraud investors of millions was sentenced to...

10/1/2019

article Oil and gas lease in Badger-Two Medicine permanently retired
(Montana) -- In a joint news release issued Tuesday, one of the two remaining companies with gas and oil leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area announced it has reached...

9/30/2019

article Murkowski speaks out on mine permits
(Washington D.C.) -- A celebration of Bristol Bay’s wild salmon in the nation’s capital on Sept. 18 was marked by comments from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska...

9/27/2019

article Oil Lobbyists Attempt to Influence Pipeline Safety Legislation to Further Criminalize Pipeline Protests
(Washington D.C.) -- The oil and gas industry is seeking to harness must-pass federal safety legislation to enact sweeping provisions that would criminalize activism...
article YK Delta tribal consortium withdraws support for Donlin Gold mine
(Alaska) -- The Association of Village Council Presidents no longer supports the proposed Donlin Gold mine. The decision came after two hours of passionate debate...
article Federal Appeals Court Upholds Approval of Tule Wind, Rejects Arguments That Project Threatens Eagles
(California) -- The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court decision that the federal government did not violate laws protecting eagles in granting...

9/26/2019

article OP/ED: So what does Singh really think about pipelines? It's complicated
(Ottawa) -- The New Democrats sent out a particularly tart news release on Tuesday to mock the Liberal government's climate policies. "You. Bought. A. Pipeline...
article Pit River Tribe proclaims victory in the fight to protect Medicine Lake Highlands
(California) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared a victorious win for the Pit River Tribe and Indigenous Nations in a decades fought dispute over...
article LETTER: BC Hydro responds to letter questioning reservoir levels
(British Columbia) -- I would like to respond to a recent letter entitled BC Hydro has an obligation to keep the reservoir full (Sept. 19) to explain the challenges we...

9/25/2019

article The $109 Million Lobbying Effort To Run A Pipeline Through National Treasures
(USA) -- A trio of utility giants building a natural gas pipeline that would cut across the Appalachian Trail has spent more than $109 million lobbying federal lawmakers...

9/23/2019

article A groundwater plume
(Nevada) -- At some point in the Middle Jurassic period, about 169 million years ago, magma crept through the Earth and crystallized over what researchers believe was...
article Court decision voids geothermal leases on sacred tribal land in California
(California) -- As reported by Courthouse News Service from the U.S., the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, a federal court, upheld...
article Pollution from Canadian mines found in Kootenai River fish
(Montana) -- Pollution from British Columbia coal mining operations is making its way into Montana and Idaho’s Kootenai River. A U.S. Environmental Protection...

9/19/2019

article Scheer says he'd fast-track pipeline challenges straight to Supreme Court
(British Columbia) -- A Conservative government would overcome legal objections to building new petroleum pipelines by fast-tracking any cases right to the Supreme Court...

9/18/2019

article British Columbia Ordered To Reconsider Pipeline Approvals (sub req)
(British Columbia) -- The British Columbia Court of Appeal on Tuesday ordered the province to reconsider environmental approval for the expansion of the Trans Mountain...

9/17/2019

article Tribe, Enviros Urge 9th Circ. To Undo BLM Mining Permit Win (sub req)
(Alaska) -- An Alaskan Indian village and conservation groups have told the Ninth Circuit that the Bureau of Land Management violated federal environmental laws when it...
article Wisconsin tribe joins groups opposed to Superior gas plant
(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 Dangerous oil and gas industry exemption slipped into highway bill
(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 —...

9/11/2019

article The Battle for Bad River
(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
(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...

9/10/2019

article Oil Drilling Plan Near Sacred Utah Monument Draws Tribal Opposition
(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 Book review: On the financial power of the Koch dynasty
(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 Indigenous protests in Peru halt output at Frontera oil block
(Peru) -- Indigenous communities took control of a small airport and an oil pumping station in Peru to demand the government clean up pollution, halting production at an...

9/9/2019

article Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition
(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 B.C. First Nation granted injunction to stop Taseko exploratory drilling
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot’in Nation’s injunction has been granted to stop Taseko Mines Ltd. from carrying out exploratory drilling near Teztan Biny...
article Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition
(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
(Mexico) -- While gas has begun flowing through the South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline in the wake of the Mexican government renegotiating seven pipeline contracts, completion...

9/7/2019

article Red Cliff Band Joins Groups Opposed to Superior Gas Plant
(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-...

9/6/2019

article Trump Administration Shuts Down Kuskokwim Tribes in Mineral Entry Plan
(Alaska) -- Lower Kuskokwim tribes sent letters to the Trump Administration Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting government-to-government consultation over a...
article Wisconsin tribe opposes Superior gas plant, questions environmental review
(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 BC Supreme Court grants Tsilhqot’in injunction to stop exploratory drilling by Taseko
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot’in Nation’s injunction has been granted to stop Taseko Mines Ltd. from carrying out exploratory drilling near Teztan Biny...

9/5/2019

article Panel Appears Sympathetic to Tribal Bid to Block Sulfide Mine
(Chicago) -- Seventh Circuit judges pressed the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to explain how the Menominee Tribe could navigate the complex intersection of...
article Large gold mine in Yukon, northwestern Canada set for first pour
(North Canada) -- After two years of construction, the Victoria Gold Corp. project is on track to become the largest gold mine in Yukon’s history.

9/3/2019

article North Dakota may be hiding an oil spill larger than the Exxon Valdez
(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
(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...

9/1/2019

article Toxic Alaska mine could ‘destroy the world’s last great sockeye salmon fishery’
(Alaska) -- Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy had nothing but encouragement for a potential investor in a controversial mine. “Alaska’s open for business,”...

8/30/2019

article Proposed EPA Rules Could Limit State And Tribal Power To Block Infrastructure Projects
(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....

8/29/2019

article Trump administration to relax restrictions on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas
(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 North Dakota state methane rules to remain amid proposed federal regulations rollback
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota will continue regulating methane emissions even after the Trump administration announced plans to ease oil and gas rules, a state official...

8/28/2019

article Feds hear uranium dispute in Rapid City
(South Dakota) -- Cultural resource specialist Jerry Spangler’s testimony on Wednesday in Rapid City summarized the problem that has caused the permitting process...
article NRC hearing seeks to answer questions about uranium mining project
(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
(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
(Canada) -- Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has restarted following the reapproval of the project by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s...

8/27/2019

article Babies Showing High Levels of Uranium Shed New Light on Largest US Uranium Spill
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico experienced the single largest uranium spill in the country, the Churchrock Uranium Spill but few people know this because it goes as unseen...
article Klamath sheriff not monitoring pipeline activists' social media accounts
(Oregon) -- Klamath County Sheriff Chris Kaber says his office is not involved in monitoring social media accounts of anti-Jordan Cove Energy Project activists,...
article “Kochland”: How David Koch Helped Build an Empire to Shape U.S. Politics & Thwart Climate Action
(USA) -- Billionaire conservative donor David Koch died Friday at the age of 79 from prostate cancer. David Koch — who was worth some $42 billion — and his...
article Wyo. Says Calif. Bid To Revive Methane Reg 'Makes No Sense' (sub req)
(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
(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...

8/26/2019

article Dunleavy sends letter encouraging potential Pebble investor
(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...
article Energy lobbyists changed politicians’ official letters supporting gas project
(Colorado) -- In late June, Colorado State Sen. Ray Scott and Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese published a guest opinion column in the Boulder Daily Camera...

8/25/2019

article A land and water grab in parched Utah
(Utah) -- A company wants to mine sand in southern Utah about 10 miles from Zion National Park to use for fracking and has signed contracts to buy more than 391 million...

8/23/2019

article Jordan Cove opponents worry about federal surveillance
(Oregon) -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office isn't involved in monitoring anti-Jordan Cove Energy Project activists' social media accounts, according to...
article David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier
(Washington D.C.) -- A few years ago, I was sitting in the book-lined study of an elegant condo with a view of downtown Washington, interviewing a former senior Koch...

8/20/2019

article Oil Lobbyist Touts Success in Effort to Criminalize Pipeline Protests, Leaked Recording Shows
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, a powerful lobbying group that represents major chemical plants and oil refineries, including...

8/15/2019

article Native American tribe claims nuclear waste can’t be stored on its land
(Nevada) -- To the Western Shoshone, most of Nevada isn’t Nevada. At least not in the current sense. More than 150 years after the first treaty between the Western...

8/12/2019

article Native council opposes big Alaska gold project
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native council has announced its opposition to a proposed gold mine project, a report said. The Quinhagak Native Tribal Council has issued a...
article Quinhagak opposes Donlin Gold mine
(Alaska) -- There haven’t been any public protests against the proposed Donlin Gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta since last summer. But one tribe broke the...
article Revealed: FBI and police monitoring Oregon anti-pipeline activists
(Oregon) -- Law enforcement groups, including the FBI, have been monitoring opponents of a natural gas infrastructure project in Oregon and circulated intelligence to an...

8/11/2019

article Native council announces opposition to Alaska gold mine
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native council has announced its opposition to a proposed gold mine project. KYUK-AM reported Friday that the Quinhagak Native Tribal Council has...
article ‘Gold Over Life, Literally’: How Trump Forced Reversal on Mining Project EPA Scientists Warn Could Destroy Alaskan Salmon Ecosystem
(Alaska) -- “Gold over life, literally.” That was the succinct and critical reaction of Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein to reporting on Friday that...

8/10/2019

article 'Shocking,' 'blockbuster' Rosemont Mine ruling has national implications, experts say
(Arizona) -- For decades, the U.S. Forest Service has said it can’t say “no” to a mine on its land. Now, the recent federal court ruling overturning...
article ‘This is not Canada’: inside the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s battle against Taseko Mines
(British Columbia) -- A proposed copper and gold mine has been rejected twice by the federal government for its impacts on Fish Lake, an area considered sacred by the...
article US Forest Service issues review of underground Arizona mine
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Forest Service on Friday issued a draft environmental review of a proposed underground copper mine in the mountains east of Phoenix, saying it...

8/9/2019

article Trump administration moves to limit state powers to block pipelines, terminals
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration on Friday unveiled a proposal that would curb state powers to block pipelines and other energy projects, part of the Trump...
article EPA dropped salmon protection after Trump met with Alaska governor
(Alaska) -- The Environmental Protection Agency told staff scientists that it was no longer opposing a controversial Alaska mining project that could devastate one of...
article Benefits agreement asks First Nation to discourage members from hindering B.C. pipeline project
(British Columbia) -- Community members and legal experts are concerned about provisions in a signed benefit agreement between a B.C. First Nation and a pipeline company...
article Nez Perce Tribe files suit against Midas Gold over plans for mine
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe filed a Clean Water Act lawsuit Friday against a company seeking to restart an idled open-pit mine in a remote area of central Idaho.
article US Forest Service issues review of underground Arizona mine
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Forest Service on Friday issued a draft environmental review of a proposed underground copper mine in the mountains east of Phoenix, saying it...
article Idaho tribe sues mining company over pollution at idle site
(Idaho) -- The Nez Perce Tribe has filed a lawsuit to force a Canadian company to clean up an idle central Idaho mining area — which the company says it plans to...

8/7/2019

article Tribes win ruling against copper mine on ancestral territory
(Arizona) -- A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine this month south of Tucson, citing an “inherently flawed” analysis of...

8/6/2019

article Tsilhqot’in blockade points to failures of justice impeding reconciliation in Canada
(British Columbia) -- The Tsilhqot’in National Government submitted an urgent request to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples...
article Bid challenging expansion for coal mining near Four Corners dismissed
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court has thrown out a bid by environmental groups to challenge expanded coal mining on the Navajo Reservation that powers the Four...

8/5/2019

article IEEFA U.S.: Peabody abandons longtime Native American workforce before reclamation of Kayenta coal complex in Arizona
(Arizona) -- As Peabody Energy ceases production this month at the Kayenta Mine complex in northern Arizona, the company plans to abandon its long-time workforce even as...
article Tribal-court jurisdiction over flaring royalties goes up in smoke at 8th Circuit
(USA) -- Native Americans who allow oil and gas companies to drill on their reservation allotments cannot bring a potential class action for “flaring”...

8/4/2019

article Federal rule monitoring mineral royalties challenged in Wyoming courts
(Wyoming) -- A rule requiring energy companies to pay full royalties on minerals extracted from public land will come under scrutiny again in Wyoming courts, after...

8/3/2019

article Pipeline construction began without archaeological assessments, Coastal GasLink says
(British Columbia) -- The company behind a natural gas pipeline in northern and central British Columbia says construction began in a number of places before...

8/2/2019

article Judge halts planned open-pit copper mine in mountains south of Tucson
(Arizona) -- A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine this month south of Tucson, citing an “inherently flawed” analysis of...
article Pipeline construction began without archaeological assessments, Coastal GasLink says
(British Columbia) -- The company behind a natural gas pipeline in northern and central British Columbia says construction began in a number of places before...

8/1/2019

article Federal judge halts planned open-pit copper mine in mountains south of Tucson
(Arizona) -- A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine this month south of Tucson, citing an “inherently flawed” analysis of...
article In the 11th Hour Court Halts Copper Mine from Desecrating Native American Tribes’ Ancestral Grounds
(Arizona) -- Last night a judge ruled in favor of three Native American Tribes’ challenge to the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of Hudbay Minerals’...

7/31/2019

article Federal judge throws out approval to start construction on the Rosemont Mine
(Arizona) -- A major development in the Rosemont Mine legal battle. A federal judge threw out the forest service approvals to start construction in the Santa Rita...

7/22/2019

article How an Oil Theft Investigation Laid the Groundwork for the Koch Playbook
(Oklahoma) -- How did the Koch Brothers become the Koch Brothers? The oil-company heirs had long held small-government, anti-regulation beliefs, but weren't always...

7/19/2019

article Two worlds that overlap: Richard Glenn sees ANWR drilling as a boon to Inupiaq communities
(Alaska) -- Richard Glenn is an inconvenient truth for those who want to stop drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In congressional hearings, he presents a...

7/18/2019

article First Nation places ads in Texas newspaper shaming company for tugboat fuel spill
(Texas) -- Residents of Houston, Texas had likely never heard of the Heiltsuk Nation until they read their morning paper Thursday. The First Nation, located on B.C.'s...

7/16/2019

article U.S. company to be sentenced for spilling diesel, oil in B.C. First Nation's fishing territory
(British Columbia) -- A Texas-based company is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to a diesel spill from a tugboat that ran aground and sank in a...

7/12/2019

article Trudeau visits Alberta pipeline site, says national unity not under threat
(Alberta) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dismissing claims by conservative politicians that national unity is under threat. The Liberal leader says conservative...
article Flawed analysis leads clean-air agency to support climate-harming gas plant
(Washington) -- Environmentalists have soured on natural gas. It used to be viewed as a promising step in the transition from dirtier fuels like coal and oil toward a...

7/10/2019

article Battle Brewing Over Native American Land in Gilroy
(California) -- A battle between progress and preserving Native American history is brewing in the South Bay. Investors hope to build a 320-acre sand and gravel mine on...
article Massive Santa Clara County Sand Mine Project Opposed By Native American Tribe
(California) -- After two years of work, Santa Clara County is nearly finished with the environmental impact report on a proposed 320-acre sand mine near the southern...

7/9/2019

article “This is definitely a local Standing Rock”: Sargent Ranch
(California) -- As shadows of red-tailed hawks dart across rolling hills of green, cougars creep through hidden canyons of this pristine expanse — long revered as...

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