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The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has secured $45,000 from the EPA to install an air-quality and meteorological station in Towoac, CO.
Ute leaders are trying to change the behavior of burning all garbage, and are embarking on a education campaign about the health hazards to the air, water and soil. At a public hearing last week in Towaoc, the tribe’s environmental specialists discussed the persistent problem of burning at an abandoned landfill […]
The Arizona Supreme Court is allowing a lawsuit filed by the Hopi tribe against Flagstaff over its water supply contract with the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort to move ahead.
A U.S. EPA ruling that declared Riverton part of the Wind River Indian Reservation for the purposes of some regulations may result in a legal battle over jurisdiction.
According to the EPA’s remedial project manager for a mining site southeast of Quapaw, Oklahoma, this is the first cooperative agreement in the nation where a tribe will perform a remedial action on property that they own.
Musician Neil Young will perform a series of four benefit concerts across Canada in January dubbed the Honor the Treaties Tour, to help the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation bankroll court challenges revolving around the preservation of treaty rights, species at risk, access issues and public land policies.
Canada’s largest private-sector union has thrown its support behind First Nations in opposing the Northern Gateway pipeline project, vowing to hit picket lines in solidarity if the project goes ahead.
The Fort Belknap Indian reservation’s tribal government must pay a $1,500 fine, bolster oversight of its utility, and follow a strict testing and monitoring regimen under a five-year plan meant to fix years of problems with its drinking water supply.
The proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations have sparked debates about the costs of compliance and other impacts on small- to medium-sized producers. But American Indian tribes face notably unique challenges under the new rules.
The AQMD has asked a federal court to review a ruling by the EPA regarding air quality standards on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Reservation.
Building on the participation of tribes announced in President Barack Obama’s recent executive order laying out a plan to deal with climate change, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) announced that it too would partner with the administration.
Gov. Sean Parnell declared a state of disaster for Western Alaska communities battered by a series of storms this past week. The declaration comes after floodwaters, ice floes and high winds downed communication lines in Stebbins and destroyed sewer and water lines and forced more than 200 people to evacuate […]
The true potential of the Obama administration’s White House Tribal Nations Conference was on display when tribal leaders were finally invited to publicly criticize and question federal agency shortcomings on decisions affecting American Indian citizens.
Nine tribes will receive a total of more than $7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for clean-energy projects.
Newfield Production Company has agreed to pay $600,000 for failing to demonstrate financial responsibility associated with the safe operation of 442 injection wells on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah.
President Barack Obama issued an executive order on November 1 that includes a strong tribal presence in its new call to action on coping with climate change, most notably with a new task force comprised of tribal officials along with national, state and local authorities.
The Forest County Potawatomi Community has opened its newly constructed $20 million Renewable Energy Facility, which will convert area food waste into enough electricity to power 1,500 homes.
Four Oklahoma Tribes will have greater protection from toxic air pollution thanks to $847,097, assistance grants from the EPA. These funds will help provide assistance to monitor air quality on Tribal lands.
During a special session Wednesday, the Navajo Nation Council voted to appropriate $4.1 million to the Navajo Transitional Energy Company.
Eight tribes have adopted plans to adapt to a changing climate, including the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho, which established an afforestation plan and a strategy to market carbon sequestration credits decades ago, and the Confederate Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Montana, which issued a climate change proclamation last year […]
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