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Oct
22

EPA Awards Over $847,000 to Oklahoma Tribes to Protect Air Quality

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.

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Oct
16

Navajo Nation Council passes funding for tribal energy enterprise

During a special session Wednesday, the Navajo Nation Council voted to appropriate $4.1 million to the Navajo Transitional Energy Company.

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Oct
15

8 Tribes That Are Way Ahead of the Climate-Adaptation Curve

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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Sep
20

Crow Tribe earns EPA environmental justice grant

The EPA is providing the Crow Tribe on the Crow Reservation in south-central Montana with a 2013 Environmental Justice Small grant. The Tribe will receive $28,500 to educate residents and reduce exposure to water contamination.

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Sep
10

Federal judge to rule on megaloads by Friday

Nez Perce tribal leaders urged a federal judge Monday to halt shipments of giant oil-field equipment across their reservation en route to Canada’s tar sands – even as more truckloads are poised to roll.

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Sep
9

Gladstone invites energy exec to Front

Montana troubadour Jack Gladstone has invited the manager of a Louisiana firm that wants to explore for gas and oil in the Badger-Two Medicine area to visit with him in the area and discuss relinquishing the company’s leases there.

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Aug
9

Native Cheyenne Tornado Wisdom

Plains region meterologist laments lack of knowledge of native tornado wisdom. One Cheyenne chief shares some insight.

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Aug
5

Relocation of Alaska’s Sinking Newtok Village Halted

Due to climate change and erosion, the Village of Newtok, AK is rapidly sinking. Relocation efforts broke down this summer because on an internal political conflict and a freeze of government funds.

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Aug
1

Tribes tell Senate how environmental change, rules affect their lands

Several witnesses at a hearing of the senate committee on Indian Affairs called upon the federal government to fight climate change and to help tribes cope with its effects.

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Jul
31

Agreement Quantifies Arizona Tribes Water Rights

The last of four American Indian water rights settlements signed in 2010 is becoming a reality. The White Mountain Apache Tribe plans to build a dam that will send water through a treatment plant and into a pipeline to serve the tribe’s population center.

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Jul
22

Alaska Tribes Attempt to Block the Controversial Pebble Mine

A mining company consortium called Pebble Partnership has plans to mine copper in Alaska rivers. Local Tribal salmon communities, fearing the mine will cause water pollution, have asked the EPA to intervene.

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Jul
11

Tribe to Host Environmental Gathering

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Environment Division will host the 17th Annual Indian Nation Leaders meeting. Federal officials and leadership from the Six Nations of New York state, as well as the Shinnecock Nation from Long Island, will meet at Akwesasne Casino Resort to discuss ecosystem issues.

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Jul
11

Potawatomi Break Ground on Biogas Plant- Converting Food Waste to Electricity

By next July the Forest County Potawatomi Community-owned FCPC Renewable Generation, LLC is anticipated to complete its food waste-to-energy facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Jul
5

Pipeline leaks gasoline on Crow Reservation

Officials say an 8 inch underground gasoline pipeline leaked onto the Crow reservation in Southeast Montana. The volume of gas leaked is undetermined as of yet. An investigation is underway.

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Jul
2

Sioux Tribes Plan a Large Scale Wind Energy Project

Leaders from six Sioux Tribes announced plans to develop a renewable energy project that would generate 1 to 2 gigawatts of power annually.

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Jun
25

Three Tribes Go Solar With Help From Department Of Energy

Three Tribes from Arizona, California and Colorado have gone solar with the help of the Department of Energy’s  Strategic Technical Assistance Response team, or START program.

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Jun
14

Tribal Leaders Learn From Each other At Energy Conference

Over 300 Tribal and non tribal energy leaders and companies held a conference June 10-12 aimed at helping tribes increase their self sufficiency efforts, explore energy policies and resource development.

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Jun
11

Tribes and Department of Energy Sign Cooperative Agreement

The Tribal Joint Business Council signed a cooperative agreement with the Dept. of Energy for one year in order to address the work being done on the contaminated uranium mill tailings site on the Wind River Indian Res, WY.

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Jun
11

Tribal Leaders Focus on Energy Development Hurdles

Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly and others opened a three day conference in Sandia Pueblo, New Mexico, to discuss the hurdles of developing natural resources, from oil to natural gas and renewable resources.

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Jun
4

New NWIC Building Dedicated to Tribal Environmental Research

Northwester Indian College in Washington will open a new building on its main Lummi Reservation campus, allowing students and faculty to conduct environmental research that supports healthy, clean and vibrant environments.

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