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