2015 Environment & Energy News Stories

Tribes, North Dakota fail to reach deal on oil tax agreement (Washington Times) 12/31/15

Year of clout: 10 stories of indigenous environmental influence in 2015 (Indian Country Today) 12/29/15

Alaska's Inuit link steady food supply to environment health (Boston Herald) 12/27/15

Climate treaty contains good news for Native Americans (Public News Service) 12/21/15

Yurok Tribe passes first-ever tribal ordinance banning GMO crops and salmon (Lost Coast Outpost) 12/21/15

“Annexed:” the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the UN Climate Change Conference 2015 (Cultural Survival) 12/16/15

Yakama Nation seeks $65.5M in fire damages from local utility (The Seattle News) 12/13/15

Senate approves bill to streamline Indian energy development (Indianz) 12/11/15

Indigenous peoples' caucus focuses on setbacks at COP21 as agreement moves to final negotiations (Indian Country Today) 12/9/15

Mark Trahant: climate change will be costly for tribal communities (Indianz) 12/9/15

‘Indigenous peoples’ cut from main text in draft global climate change deal (APTN) 12/7/15

Human-rights protections at risk in Paris climate talks (City Paper) 12/4/15

Lummi Nation and Crow Tribe at odds over provision in energy bill (Indianz) 12/4/15

Indigenous caucus presents climate priorities to COP21 (Indian Country Today) 12/2/15

A migratory house for villages on the move (Valdez Star) 11/25/15

COP 21: tribal people on front line in battle against climate change (Survival International) 11/23/15

Indigenous people take steps to have a voice in COP21 (UNDP) 11/18/15

Lummi tribal leaders rally in D.C. against nation's largest coal terminal (Indian Country Today) 11/12/15

A Washington tribe confronts climate change, sea level rise (OPB) 11/9/15

Coal offers hope for Montana tribe (NPR) 11/9/15

Nov. 18 tribal energy webinar to focus on EPA clean power plan (energy.gov) 11/9/15

Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline (Indianz) 11/9/15

Obama kills permit for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline (Indianz) 11/6/15

Federal court grants Ute Indian Tribe's Motion against BLM Fracking (Vernal Express) 10/12/15

Small Point-au-Chien Indian tribe sues over 2010 oil spill (Washington Times) 10/11/15

US House passes Native energy bill; White House threatens veto (Alaska Public) 10/9/15

Republicans push controversial Indian energy bill through House (Indianz) 10/9/15

White House blasts Native American Energy Act ahead of vote (Indianz) 10/8/15

Controversy brews as House takes up Native American Energy Act (Indianz) 10/6/15

Alaska seeks federal money to move a village threatened by climate change (NY Times) 10/3/15

Federal judge rules in favor of Osage County wind development (Wind Watch) 10/1/15

Brazilian Indigenous resistance movement wins prominent UN environmental prize (International Rivers) 9/30/15

Human right complaint filed against 50 “Carbon Majors” (Artic Portal) 9/22/15

Fostering better relationship between Native American tribes and climate scientists (News Medical) 9/21/15

Navajo president: EPA ‘abandoned’ us (Albuquerque Journal) 9/17/15

Yurok Tribe withdraws from Klamath Basin agreements (Times-Standard) 9/15/15

Bishop: 'Native American Energy Act' Corrects an Unjust Regulatory Scheme, is a Boon to Indian Country (Natural Resources) 9/11/15

National Tribal Energy Summit to kick off on September 23rd in Washington, DC (Bloomberg Business) 9/9/15

House science committee grills EPA over Gold King Mine spill (Denver Post) 9/9/15

Montana dam now owned by 2 Native American tribes (Native Sun News) 9/6/15

Tales of Atlantis: The president's visit to the Arctic will not prevent villages sliding into the sea (Economist) 9/5/15

This tiny agency�s own watchdog said it should be deep-sixed. Now, it�s helping to save Alaska from climate change (Washington Post) 9/4/15

Obama to offer aid to Alaskans affected by climate change (UPI) 9/2/15

Navajo Nation hires firm to pursue Gold King Mine spill lawsuit (Indianz) 9/1/15

Tribes get ready to celebrate their takeover of Kerr Dam (Independent Record) 8/30/15

OPINION: State, feds should work with indigenous Alaskans to avert climate-driven food crisis (Alaska Dispatch News) 8/28/15

Amid lawsuits, BIA director to visit Osage Nation in September (Tulsa World) 8/26/15

Siemens and partners to install low-carbon microgrid on Native American Reservation (EBR) 8/25/15

Senate committee to hold hearings on effects of spill (Albuquerque Journal) 8/19/15

Osage oil producers file second lawsuit against BIA (OK Energy Today) 8/19/15

Interior Department will review Gold King Mine spill (Four Corners News) 8/18/15

EPA head meets with Navajo president over Colorado mine spill (Planet Ark) 8/14/15

Navajo Nation vows to sue EPA after toxic mine spill (UPI) 8/13/15

Salmon face warming waters, changes to El Ni�o patterns in fight for survival on West Coast (E&E News) 8/6/15

Navajo Nation faces new challenges from US clean power plan (The Gazette) 8/5/15

Native Sun News: Keystone XL Pipeline protest draws big crowd (Indianz) 7/30/15

Alaskan villages imperiled by global warming need resources to relocate (Arctic Institute) 7/28/15

Santa Ana Pueblo get EPA-certified to administer Clean Water Act on tribal land (Indian Country Today) 7/22/15

Native Sun News: tribes denied voice in Keystone hearings (Indianz) 7/20/15

Coastal Alaska natives face ‘some of the highest shoreline erosion in the world’ (Washington Post) 7/2/15

Energy Department to host tribal leader forum and tribal renewable energy development workshop in New Mexico (Energy.gov) 7/15/15

North Dakota Native Americans hint at exiting state oil tax deal (Bayou Buzz) 7/14/15

Grijalva seeks renewable energy tax credits for tribes (Public News Service) 7/14/15

Renewable energy on tribal lands stalls out (High Country News) 7/03/15

North Dakota tribes want to regulate oil (Salt Lake Tribune) 6/24/15

Indian tribes sue to block Southern California solar plant (CBS LA) 6/24/15

N. M. coal plant settles violations (Salt Lake Tribune) 6/24/15

Researchers: indigenous knowledge can be key to fighting climate change (University of Kansas) 6/23/15

GAO gives BIA ‘F’ for hindering sovereignty and energy (Indian Country Today) 6/23/15

Climate change turning sacred land against Navajo (CS Monitor) 6/19/15

Tribes incensed at being closed out of upcoming Keystone XL hearings in South Dakota (Indian Country Today) 6/18/15

GAO report questions BIA's management of Indian energy duties (Indianz) 6/15/2015

Maine bill seeking tribe-state fishing pact fails to advance (Portland Press Herald) 6/8/2015

Havasupai tribe and allies fight to stop uranium mining near Grand Canyon (Indian Country Today) 5/11/2015

Tribal water activists organize to stop the California water heist (Indybay) 5/9/2015

We're closer to a decision on the underground nuclear waste site near Lake Huron (Michigan Radio) 5/5/15

US to evaluate cleanup of 16 abandoned uranium mines on Navajo Nation (Energy Business Review) 5/5/15

Oglala Sioux win consultation over uranium mine in South Dakota (Indian Country Today) 5/4/15

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe cites treaty in bid to oust Keystone XL firm (Indianz) 5/1/15

South Dakota Keystone XL opponents win summer-long delay in permit process (Indian Country Today) 4/29/15

Tribes in Arizona may have opportunity to participate in state's implementation plan for the EPA Clean Power Plan (JD Supra) 4/28/15

Indigenous Louisiana tribe losing their land to climate change faster than anywhere in world (Mint Press News) 4/24/15

Tribes take DOI to task over grizzly bear policy (Indianz) 4/22/15

Solar power and native American rights clash in the Mojave Desert (Environmental News Network) 4/18/15

10th circuit court rejects Navajo coal mine emergency motion (Center for Biological Diversity) 4/17/15

Tribes say no to Keystone (The Hill) 4/14/15

Judge blocks Navajo Nation coal mine expansion within permitted area in northwestern NM (Greenfield Reporter) 4/10/15

Indian coal economy has suffered because of EPA regs, tribes say (Missoulian) 4/9/15

US District Court for Arizona rejects challenge to energy fuels canyon mine (Resource Investing News) 4/8/15

Tribes and environmentalists fight to protect Yellowstone Grizzly from hunters (Indian Country Today) 4/6/15

Blackfeet Chief urges Obama to end oil leases near Glacier Park (Flathead Beacon) 4/6/15

Interior Department issues rule to ensure "safe" fracking in Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 4/6/15

Sen. Tester hears tribal concerns about Snoqualmie Falls (Indian Country Today) 4/3/15

South Dakota agency gives Rosebud Sioux time in TransCanada pipeline dispute (Aberdeen News) 4/1/15

DOI announces plans to partner with Crow Tribe on Yellowtail Afterbay Hydropower (Indian Country Today) 4/1/15

Tribes and environmentalists fight to protect Yellowstone Grizzly from hunters (Indian Country Today) 4/6/15

Blackfeet Chief urges Obama to end oil leases near Glacier Park (Flathead Beacon) 4/6/15

Interior Department issues rule to ensure "safe" fracking in Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 4/6/15

Sen. Tester hears tribal concerns about Snoqualmie Falls (Indian Country Today) 4/3/15

South Dakota agency gives Rosebud Sioux time in TransCanada pipeline dispute (Aberdeen News) 4/1/15

DOI announces plans to partner with Crow Tribe on Yellowtail Afterbay Hydropower (Indian Country Today) 4/1/15

Changes in climate, watershed forcing Sauk-Suiattle Tribe to move farther upland (Indian Country Today) 3/31/15

New Obama administration fracking regs especially hurt Native Americans (Bismark Tribune) 3/29/15

Did EPA act fairly in its evaluation of potential mining in the Bristol Bay watershed? (Sit News) 3/27/15

Nearly $1 million from EPA for clean diesel engines in North Puget Sound (Indian Country Today) 3/25/15

Maine to sue EPA over tribal water pollution decision (Portland Press Herald) 3/21/15

Mewskwaki Nation opposes new pipeline threat that could rival Keystone XL (Indian Country Today) 3/16/15

Heitkamp announces significant federal funding for renewable energy project on Standing Rock (Heitkamp Press Release) 3/16/15

Groups file suit to protect Chaco Canyon from fracking (Indian Country Today) 3/12/15

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa explores elk restoration (Indian Country Today) 3/11/15

America's first offshore wind farm gets green light (Construction Global) 3/11/15

Groups sue over drilling near Chaco (Durango Herald) 3/11/15

Traditional knowledge wins over commercialism as Herring Roe Fishery canceled (Indian Country Today) 3/9/15

California students research impacts of drought on tribes (Indian Country Today) 3/9/15

Colorado judge shoots down expansion at Navajo Mine (Four Corners News) 3/6/15

Indian Affairs requests $2.9B, partly for "climate change impacts" (Northlands News Center) 3/5/15

Treaty defenders to see Keystone fight to end (Indianz) 3/5/15

Lummi call coal terminals an absolute no-go, invoking treaty rights (Indian Country Today) 2/26/15

Oil leases proliferate in Northwestern New Mexico as Din? and Pubelo call for oversight (Indian Country Today) 2/25/15

President Obama vetoes Keystone XL Bill, invoking integrity of review process (Indian Country Today) 2/24/15

The remote Alaskan village that needs to be relocated due to climate change (Washington Post) 2/24/15

Feds direct $8 million to native communities to address effects of climate Change (Huffington Post) 2/17/15

Secretary Jewell stresses collaboration to help Alaska Natives meet challenges of climate change (Department of Interior) 2/17/15

Republicans threaten Keystone rider to must-pass legislation if Obama vetoes (Indian Country Today) 2/14/15

Tribal leader forum on climate preparedness and resiliency to be held on March 4; RSVP by Feb. 23 (Office of Indian Energy Policy Programs) 2/12/15

Native Americans gather in Montana to protest slaughter of Yellowstone bison (Reuters) 2/10/15

Indigenous bloc leads one of the largest climate change marches together in Oakland (Silicon Valley Debug) 2/8/15

Alaska's congressional delegation vows fight after federal moves on ANWR, OCS (Homer News) 2/4/15

Radon's deadly connection with uranium mining as seen from Navajo Nation (Indian Country Today) 2/2/15

Apache leader calls on tribe, environmentalists to oppose copper mine in southeastern Arizona (The Register-Guard) 1/31/15

Navajo Nation waiting for its portion of a multi-billion dollar settlement to arrive (Four Corners News) 1/13/15

Senate passes Keystone; Obama promised veto (Indian Country Today) 1/30/15

Keystone XL: A "declaration of war" in Indian Country (The Progressive) 1/29/15

Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium expansion (Indianz) 1/21/15

Leaps and boundaries for Wyoming tribes (High Country News) 1/20/15

North Dakota tribe confronts many challenges (Indianz) 1/20/15

High noon for the gray wolf (New York Times) 1/18/15

Tribes join effort to protect Yellowstone grizzly bears (The Spokesman-Review) 1/18/15

Carbon offset scheme gives the Yurok tribe a new way to make money while improving wildlife habitat (The Star) 1/12/15

Tribes join effort to keep Yellowstone grizzlies protected (SF Gate) 1/11/15

South Dakota keeps Keystone XL permit process intact for May hearings (Indian Country Today) 1/9/15

Obama facing rising pressure on Keystone oil pipeline (New York Times) 1/9/15

Alberta oil sands deposits must be left in ground to avoid catastrophic warming: Study shows (Indian Country Today) 1/8/15

Lummi Nation asks Army Corps to deny permit for coal export terminal (Indian Country Today) 1/8/15

Tribal chairman asks ND to treat tribes as unique, protect environment and public safety (Inforum) 1/8/15

Permit problems plague Keystone XL pipeline's S.D. leg (Battle Creek Enquirer) 1/7/15

Yankton Sioux continues its stand against Keystone XL (Native News Online) 1/7/15

Senate Democrats force cancellation of hearing on Keystone bill (Indianz) 1/6/15


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