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Red Lake Band of Chippewa Determined in Blockade Atop Four Enbridge Pipelines in Minnesota - April 4, 2013

More than a month after members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa set up camp atop four oil pipelines to protest Enbridge Inc.’s alleged lack of easements across their tribal territory, protesters remain determined to convince Enbridge Inc. to shut off or move the pipelines.

Pollution from Canada threatens fish downstream - March 25, 2013

A study by University of Montana researchers shows that pollutants leeching into the heavily mined Elk River drainage in southeastern British Columbia have reached alarming levels, particularly as selenium threatens critical fish habitat in Canada, as well as downstream in Montana.

Enbridge declines to pay for new studies on oil spill damage - March 6, 2013

Trustees of the National Resource Damage Assessment, comprised of groups including two tribal governments, wants Enbridge to participate in studies involving vegetation and recreational use in the area affected by the company's 2010 tar sands oil spill.

Litigation expected over proposed mining bill - March 4, 2013

The future of an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin could be influenced by the Bad River Chippewa, which opposes the project and recently received authority from the federal government to regulate water pollution on and off the reservation.

Colville tribes earn environmental award - February 19, 2013

The Sierra Club honored the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and a former mayor of Quincy for their work to protect the environment. The tribes received a watershed heroes award and former Mayor Patty Martin received an environmental justice award.

Stillaguamish tribe invests in MicroGREEN Polymers - February 11, 2013

The Stillaguamish tribe in Arlington, Washington has made a $5 million investment in MicroGREEN, a UW-based food-packaging company, to expand production of its eco-friendly products.

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