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Wisconsin tribe files lawsuit over mine permitting on sacred land

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin alleges the feds have neglected their duty to oversee wetland permitting for controversial Michigan mine

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THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HELPED A COUNTY PROSECUTOR TARGET THE FACEBOOK RECORDS OF ANTI-PIPELINE ACTIVISTS

Nine months after pipeline opponents in Washington state staged a protest that blocked freeway traffic, Facebook ended a protracted legal standoff with a county prosecutor, turning over detailed records on the indigenous-led group behind the demonstration.

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Five Spills, Six Months in Operation: Dakota Access track Record Highlights Unavoidable Reality – Pipelines Leak

The Dakota Access pipeline leaked at least five times in 2017. The biggest was a 168-gallon leak near DAPL’s endpoint in Patoka, Illinois, on April 23. According to federal regulators, no wildlife was impacted, although soil was contaminated, requiring remediation.

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Tribal issues absent from court’s fracking rule decision

When a federal court issued a long-awaited decision late last month on Obama-era hydraulic fracturing standards, lawyers for the Ute Indian Tribe saw one thing missing: their entire argument.

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WHILE TRUMP KEEPS MONUMENT PLAN SECRET, PROPONENTS TOUT THEIR ECONOMIC BENEFITS

The argument that National Monuments impede economic growth doesn’t hold water, say an economist and conservationists. With 98% of public comments in favor of leaving monuments just the way they are, many think the Trump administration is going to make changes to allow more energy and timber development.

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Can We Put Coal Miners Back to Work in Clean Energy?

The answer is complicated, but ultimately, whether any state, red or blue, will see a clean energy job boom depends on economic factors, chiefly, whether renewable energy is cost-competitive with traditional fuel sources like natural gas or coal. Steadily-falling prices suggest the green jobs boom will likely continue, in spite of Trump’s […]

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A tribe that lives in the Grand Canyon faces threat from uranium mining company

Havasupai Native Americans, who live inside the Grand Canyon, are facing a tough road ahead as a uranium mine company threatens the tribe’s only water supply. But “way above, on that plateau of bedrock within the Grand Canyon watershed, sitting on top of the same aquifer, is a uranium mine preparing […]

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Judge Won’t Allow Trump to be Added to Pipeline Lawsuit

A judge says he’s inclined to let a group of individual members of American Indian tribes join a lawsuit over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, but only if they agree to not add President Donald Trump as a defendant.

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Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Review, Citing Environmental Justice

The judge didn’t shut down the oil flow but didn’t rule that out, either. Expediting the pipeline’s construction had been one of Trump’s first orders as president.

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Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”

Leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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