2013 Environment & Energy News Stories

Navajo Nation finalizes sale of BHP Bilton Mine (Indian Country Today) 12/31/13

Canadian Columbian salmon reintroduction emerges as Columbia River Treaty review issue (Revel Stokes Times Review) 12/27/13

Mead: State won't honor EPA ruling on reservation (Billings Gazette) 12/19/13

Navajo Nation could get $1 billion in damages for uranium mess (Indian Country Today) 12/18/13

Tribal fishery opposes Washington coal terminal (Here & Now) 12/11/13

Native American arguments put uranium mining on hold (Indianz.com) 12/10/13

EPA issues Wind River Reservation state status for air monitoring, rules on res. border (Wyoming Public Media) 12/9/13

Blowback over wind farm eagle permits (National Wind Watch) 12/9/13

The Fort Hall Tribes will continue to protect homeland and environment in Evans case (Idaho State Journal) 12/9/13

EPA's war on coal could destroy Arizona's energy future (Payson Roundup) 12/6/13

Law professor writes brief for indigenous nations in lawsuit on climate change (University of Kansas) 12/3/13

Native American groups increasingly at the center of fights over oil and gas (Grist) 12/3/13

Montana tribes will be the first to own a hydroelectric dam (High Country News) 11/25/13\

Duke Energy Renewables reaches agreement with Department of Justice regarding bird mortalities at two wind facilities (Duke Energy) 11/22/13

Northern Arapahoe say feds blocked air regulations (Seattle PI) 11/21/13

DOE funds clean energy projects on Native American tribal lands (Triple Pundit) 11/18/13

The Obama Administration just gave nine tribal nations $7 million to fund clean energy projects (Think Progress) 11/18/13

Feds reach out to natives on climate change at Tribal Nations Conference (Indian Country Today) 11/17/13

National parks conservation group objects to Navajo generating station proposal (Indian Country Today) 11/13/13

Company drafts plan to open largest U.S. copper mine (USA Today) 11/12/13

EPA given 60 days to set deadline for coal ash regulations (Indian Country Today) 11/5/13

How climate change impacts indigenous communities (Phys Org) 10/29/13

9 billion tons of coal: The Crow coal-to-liquids project (Indian Country Today) 10/28/13

Shelly signs legislation for energy policy and two others (Indian Country Today) 10/26/13

Tribe gains ally in wind farm fight (National Wind Watch) 10/25/13

EPA awards over $847,000 to Oklahoma tribes to protect air quality (EPA) 10/22/13

New Brunswick fracking protests are the frontline of a democratic fight (The Guardian) 10/21/13

8 tribes that are way ahead of the climate-adaptation curve (Indian Country Today) 10/15/13

Drilling at Wisc. Mound Cemetery on hold for now (Indian Country Today) 10/17/13

Navajo lawmakers take up energy-related bills (KGun9) 10/16/13

Native American tribe battles corporations (Al-Jazeera) 10/13/13

Groups sue EPA over fish consumption in Wash. (Tri-City Herald) 10/11/13

Court rules Arizona tribe failed to identify legal basis for drinking water quality claims (Bloomberg BNA) 10/9/13

Navajos agree to end horse roundups for slaughter (KOAT) 10/8/13

7 major environmental disasters in Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 10/8/13

Rising sea level threatens Port Gamble tribe (Daily Journal of Commerce) 9/26/13

Fight over energy finds a new front in a corner of Idaho (New York Times) 9/25/13

Cherokee tribal elders say they'll sue bear zoo (WXII) 9/25/13

Mont., Wash. tribes join ranchers to fight coal mine (USA Today) 9/23/13

Osage County wind development sale raises concerns (National Wind Watch) 9/19/13

Pebble Mine project in Alaska is on the ropes (Grist Mill) 9/17/31

U.S. EPA awards over $1 million to Northern California tribe toprotect Klamath River, enhance tribal environmental orogram (EPA) 9/16/13

Osage Nation battles construction of new wind farm (The Norman Transcript) 9/3/13

Senator Max Baucus's fight to preserve Flathead River's North Fork (Indian Country Today) 9/3/13

Native Sun News: Rapid City backs tribes in uranium mine fight (Indianz.com) 9/2/13

Native Americans take lead in tar sands resistance (Inter Press Service News) 9/1/13

Eight hottest environmental battlegrounds in Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 8/27/13

Tribe files lawsuit over Vegas-area coal plant (Miami Herald) 8/8/13

Idaho tribe files suit to halt megaload headed to tar sands (Los Angeles Times) 8/9/13

Navajo Mine deal waits on Arizona regulators (Equities.com) 8/08/13

New EPA head wants environmental justice and economic development. (Indian Country Today) 8/06/13

Tribes tell Senate how environmental change, rules affect their lands (Inquirer-Herald) 8/01/13

Tribe aims to stop Gateway Pacific coal terminal (Idaho Statesman) 8/01/13

EPA to spend $6 million for ?sustainable and healthy tribes? (CNSNews.com) 7/31/13

Old becomes new: Traditional knowledge shapes sustainability thinking (ASU News) 7/19/13

Science vs. traditional knowledge in climate change: Can't we all just get along? (Indian Country Today) 7/15/13

Precious Benally: Law grad, entrepreneur, future Navajo President (Indian Country Today) 7/8/13

Native Sun News: Six South Dakota tribes plan largest wind farm (Indianz.com) 7/5/13

You could be asked to vote on two Michigan wolf hunt laws in November 2014 (Michigan Public Radio) 7/2/13

Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein to join Canada's tar sands 'healing walk' (The Guardian) 7/1/13

The healing trees: Planting takes off in Lame Deer, Pine Ridge, Fort Thompson and beyond (Indian Country Today) 6/26/13

Osage Nation officials take cultural stand against eagle kill permit (Tulsa World) 6/24/13

In the Badlands, a tribe helps buffaloes make a comeback (Washington Post) 6/23/13

Four Corners Power Plant purchase on hold (Farmington, NM Daily Times) 6/23/13

Death by hydropower: Canadian towns blame Columbia River Treaty for economic decline (The Wenatchee World) 6/22/13

U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs approves option to lease and exploration agreements between Cloud Peak Energy subsidiary and the Crow Tribe of Indians (CNBC) 6/20/13

Sioux Tribes unveil $3bn wind ambitions in South Dakota (News & Views) 6/18/13

Native Americans decry eagle deaths tied to wind farms (Reuters) 6/13/13

1st shutoffs begin for Klamath irrigation (Bend Bulletin) 6/13/13

Bringing the bison home (World Wildlife Foundation) 6/13/13

British Columbia rejects oil pipeline, casting Keystone in new light (Public Radio International) 6/11/13

Coalition still campaigning against wolf hunt after state panel OKs season for this fall in UP (Click on Detroit) 6/11/13

House Natural Resources Committee markup on Indian bills (Indianz.com) 6/10/13

A better natural resources legacy for Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 6/6/13

Osage Nation fears windmill farm will harm eagles, tribal heritage (National Wind Watch) 6/4/13

Nevada Legislature votes to end state's involvement with NGS (Lake Powell Chronicle) 6/4/13

Huge proposed Alaska mine could be next big environmental controversy for Obama (Grist) 6/4/13

Michigan's five Indian tribes set to challenge wolf hunt (WKAR) 6/4/13

Northwest Indians oppose transport and export of fossil fuels: Tribes target Goldman Sachs shareholders (Intercontinental Cry Magazine) 6/1/13

State appeals demand for culvert work (The News Tribune) 5/29/13

Native Sun News: Tribes take action to stop Keystone XL bid (Indianz.com) 5/29/13

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets roundtable on energy (Indianz.com) 5/29/13

Colorado Basin shortages possible by 2016 (Albuquerque Journal) 5/29/13

Native American activism: Environmental issues take priority (Ecologist) 5/28/13

US Navajo deny uranium miner access to transport ore on tribal land (Canadian Manufacturing) 5/28/13

Native American communities from New York launch fight against fracking and for the environment (AlterNet) 5/28/13

State appeals federal ruling on salmon-blocking culverts (Seattle Times) 5/28/13

Battle over uranium mining rages on at the Grand Canyon (Mint Press News) 5/22/13

Interior releases updated hydraulic fracturing draft rule for public, Indian lands (Water World) 5/17/13

America's first climate refugees (Grist.org) 5/15/13

U.S. Senate passes Water Resources Development Act (Journal of Commerce) 5/15/13

Cherokees OK joint wind-energy project in north-central Oklahoma (Tulsa World) 5/15/13

Navajo Nation and scientists work to protect water from uranium (The Daily Times) 5/10/13

Stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline: The battle of our time (Native American Times) 5/6/13

Arctic Ocean "particularly vulnerable" to acidification: New report (Nunatsiaq Online) 5/6/13

Navajo Louise Benally: Greed, climate change and the dirty coal industry (Narcosphere) 5/1/13

Outcry arise over Native peoples losing lands and way of life (East County Magazine) 4/27/13

Hopi Tribe wins round in Snowbowl lawsuit (My Fox Phoenix) 4/25/13

First Nation group files petition on black carbon emissions (Arizona Daily StarCBC News) 4/24/13

Tohono O'odham: Pipeline would harm cultural sites (Arizona Daily Star) 4/19/13

Book examines how climate change affects indigenous people (Power Engineering) 4/10/13

Tribes' salmon court win may go way beyond $1B in culvert repairs (Seattle Times) 4/1/13

A warming Arctic threatens subsistence communities (Pacific Environment) 3/28/13

Quapaw tribe sues U.S. government (The Joplin Globe) 3/26/13

Lawmakers offer bill to ban "Redskins" trademark (Washington Post) 3/20/13

Native leaders vow to stop pipelines ?one way or another? (Globe and Mail) 3/20/13

Court strikes down Quechan Tribe's challenges to the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility Project (Lexology) 3/19/13

Energy Fuels' Grand Canyon uranium mine at center of lawsuit (Denver Business Journal) 3/11/13

Indigenous leadership rejects federal report on Keystone XL pipeline (Indainz.com) 3/11/13

Bad River tribe prepares to fight new mining law (WNFL) 3/8/13

Tribes plan for potential impact of climate change (Valley Journal) 3/6/13

Court rules in favor of Pattern Energy wind energy project (Electric Light & Power) 3/1/13

Native activists join anti-Keystone XL rally (Indianz.com) 2/25/13

Wisconsin governor tries to rejuvenate state's mining industry amid protest (NPR) 2/25/13

North Dakota oil industry: Lawsuits claims Native American tribes cheated out of more than $1 billion (Huffington Post) 2/25/13

Study looks at climate change, streamflow trends for Columbia basin tribal reservations, lands (The Columbia Basin Bulletin) 2/22/13

Judge rules against Yakamas again in state fuel tax fight (Yakima Herald) 2/21/13

Native activists join anti-Keystone XL rally (Indianz.com) 2/25/13

Wisconsin governor tries to rejuvenate state's mining industry amid protest (NPR) 2/25/13

North Dakota oil industry: Lawsuits claims Native American tribes cheated out of more than $1 billion (Huffington Post) 2/25/13

Tribal luminaries participate in massive climate change, Keystone rally in Washington (Indian Country Today) 2/17/13

Wisconsin tribe threatens Walker jobs project (Pioneer Press) 2/12/13

Report says dam removal good for Klamath salmon (Seattle PI) 2/4/13

Arizona mining project wins crucial permit (New York Times) 2/4/13

Tribal leader says lawmakers have failed to discuss mining concerns (Journal Sentinel Online) 2/2/13

Lakota lawmakers lead statehouse in uranium mining, natural resource conservation bills (Indianz.com) 2/1/13

Lakota lawmakers lead statehouse in uranium mining, natural resource conservation bills (Indianz.com) 2/1/13

How Sen Reid lost his Internet poker gamble (Benton Foundation) 1/23/13

Tribes get behind effort to repeal wolf law (Interlochen Public Radio) 1/23/13

Uranium mining permit process questioned by OST (Indianz.com) 1/21/13

Varied interests out to protect N.D. archaeological site from oil rigs (Grand Forks Herald) 1/19/13

Discolored slopes mar debut of snow-making effort (New York Times) 1/11/13

The Navajo Nation seeks to end a mining lawsuit (Indian Country Today) 1/10/13


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