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Resources: Air Quality

Menominee Tribe seeks stricter federal oversight in Michigan mine fight.

At issue is the Back Forty mine, a proposed 83-acre open pit gold, zinc and copper mine in the southwestern corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The mine would sit within 150 feet of the Menominee River, which forms the Michigan-Wisconsin border—and is namesake for the Menominee Tribe across the border […]

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GRAND CANYON DEVELOPMENT PLAN REJECTED BY U.S. FOREST SERVICE HAS MANY CELEBRATING

The town of Tusayan applied for the road and utility easement in 2014 to make it possible for Stilo Development USA to build 2,100 houses, hotels, restaurants, a spa, and “an entertainment pavilion based on Native American themes” in an undeveloped part of town.It’s been a contentious project for years. […]

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Support Strengthens to Stop Oil and Gas Development to Keep Florida’s Everglades Wild

Betty Osceola is a member of the Miccosukee tribe and Panther clan. She is part of a growing coalition of Indian tribes, environmental groups, and concerned citizens who are fighting the creation of The River of Grass Greenway (ROGG), a bike path that would connect Naples to Miami. Stopping the bike path is a move to keep […]

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$4.3 Million Settlement Over Reid-Gardner Coal Plant for Moapa Paiute Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/08/06/43-million-settlement-over-reid-gardner-coal-plant-moapa-paiute-161299

A lawsuit filed two years ago by the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians over contaminants from the coal-fired Reid Gardner Power Generation Station near Las Vegas has been settled for $4.3 million.

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EPA Announces $1 Million for Tribal Applicants to Upgrade Diesel Engines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of $1 million in grant funding for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing air pollutants from diesel exhaust such as nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter (PM), which are linked to respiratory problems.

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Funding announced for tribal clean diesel projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced over $925,000 in grant funds for tribes in Washington to remove older marine diesel engines that emit harmful air pollutants and replace them with newer engines for more efficient marine vessels.

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EPA announces $925,000 for tribal clean diesel projects in Washington

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing over $925,000 in grant funds for tribes in Washington to remove older marine diesel engines that emit harmful air pollutants and replace them with newer engines for more efficient marine vessels.

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Bad River Seeks Pristine Air Classification

A northern Wisconsin tribe is seeking a change to its air quality status under federal law. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Air Management Program Director Bart Sponseller said the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is applying for Class I air status under the Clean Air Act.

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Tribe gets environment-friendly buses

The Cherokee Nation replaced several gas-powered transit buses with new, environmentally friendly buses that run on compressed natural gas, according to a media release.

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NV Energy pulls plug on three of Reid Gardner plant’s four coal-fired generators

The Reid Gardner Power Plant has closed three of its four coal-generated units, a symbolic victory for Nevada’s environmental advocates and the Moapa Band of Paiutes. NV Energy, the plant’s operator, says it retired the three 100-megawatt generators on Dec. 20.

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