2016 Environment & Energy News Stories

Peabody Energy and Native Americans in dispute over mining in Arizona (New York Times) 12/29/16

Native American tribe fights pipeline plan in New Jersey (4 New York) 12/26/16

Obama cites Native subsistence needs in ban on offshore drilling (Indianz) 12/21/16

Climate change is wreaking havoc on indigenous people in Alaska (Business Insider) 12/19/16

Judge sets stage for next phase of Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (Indianz) 12/19/16

1st trial of North Dakota pipeline protesters, tribes' lawsuit postponed (Billings Gazette) 12/19/16

Energy development viewed differently among Native American tribes (Billings Gazette) 12/19/16

Pipeline court battle goes on (The Daily Mining Gazette) 12/12/16

No wonder the Standing Rock Sioux opposed the pipeline (National Review) 12/12/16

Tribes take different approaches to wind developments (Wind Watch) 12/12/16

Judge won't rush ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline easement amid big changes (Indianz) 12/9/16

Obama draws fury and joy with Bering Sea protection (Alaska Public News Media) 12/9/16 (NARF Statement)

Tribes say corps announcement reason to stay lawsuit (Bismarck Tribune) 12/8/16

US senators make plea to revive energy bill after House says time ran out (SNL Financial) 12/8/16

Victory for Dakota pipeline protesters, but for how long? (CNN) 12/5/16

Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (Indianz) 12/5/16

Trump advisors aim to privatize oil-rich Indian reservations (Yahoo!) 12/5/16

Watch: how two tribal women are fighting to protect the Arctic from oil drilling (AlterNet) 12/5/16

Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners respond to the statement from the Department of the Army (Business Wire) 12/4/16

Iraq War veteran's new battle is fighting Dakota Access Pipeline (Huffington Post) 11/30/16

A wrenching choice for Alaska towns in the path of climate change (New York Times) 11/29/16

Dakota Access Pipeline almost finished except at Lake Oahe site (Indianz) 11/29/16

BC pipeline approval could bring more oil tankers to puget sound (KUOW) 11/29/16

Utah lawmaker files resolution seeking halt to Dakota pipeline (Deseret News) 11/28/16

Tribe and BLM assess impact of exploration (Farmington Daily Times) 11/26/16

What Trump's presidency may mean for the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux (Vox) 11/25/16

While one tribe fights oil, another cautiously embraces it (Inside Energy) 11/22/16

Enviros, tribes file lawsuit to block offshore California fracking (Natural Gas Intel) 11/22/16

Oklahoma quakes spark lawsuits against energy cos., U.S. govt. over fracking (Carrier Management) 11/21/16

Gwich'in leaders: protect ANWR's coastal plain (Daily News-Miner) 11/18/16

Colville tribes await $8.3 million settlement from Teck Metals as mining company appeals damages (Indian Country Today) 11/18/16

Dakota Access pipeline decision unlikely until early 2017 (Black Hills Pioneer) 11/17/16

Dakota Access pipeline to be completed despite protests, company official tells PBS (The Village Suntimes) 11/17/16

Amid reports of Lake Oahe drill in place, Energy Transfer files suit against Army Corps (Indian Country Today) 11/16/16

Northern New Mexico power line plan meets resistance (Santa Fe New Mexican) 11/16/16

Army halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction (High Country News) 11/15/16

UN experts back call to halt pipeline construction in North Dakota, citing rights abuses of protestors (UN News) 11/15/16

Army Corps wants more study on Dakota Access oil pipeline (Washington Post) 11/14/16

Army Corps of Engineers at odds with DAPL company (The Villages Suntimes) 11/12/16

Obama's decision over Dakota Access coming soon (Washington Examiner) 11/11/16

Salmon, climate change cast doubt on future of dams (News Deeply) 11/11/16

First Nations and environmental groups launch legal sction against Trudeau approval of massive LNG facility (Indian Country Today) 11/11/16

Dakota Access says it will stand down if corps sets completion date (Bismarck Tribune) 11/11/16

Court approves Volkswagen partial consent decree: Tribes entitled to $50 million for NOx emission mitigation (Lewis Rocca) 11/11/16

Review finds flaws in environmental assessment of Dakota Access Pipeline (Wisconsin Gazette) 11/7/16

The core issue in the Dakota Pipeline fight is Sioux rights, not oil (New York Times) 11/7/16

Tribe: Expert's report highlights flaws in assessment of Dakota Access (Prairie Business Magazine) 11/7/16

Southern Utes, BLM settle fracking lawsuit (Durango Herald) 11/6/16

Red Lake Band of northern Minn. plans for all-solar electric generation (Star Tribune) 11/5/16

If Dakota Access pipeline were to move, where? (Bismarck Tribune) 11/3/16

Obama breaks silence, suggests Dakota Pipeline be rerouted (TeleSUR) 11/2/16

Nuclear nightmares: the nuclear weapons industry in Indian Country (About Education) 10/30/16

Tribal chairman criticizes law enforcement response, calls for pipeline reroute (Bismarck Tribune) 10/29/16

Feds defend Pacific NorthWest LNG decision as court challenges filed (Vancouver Observer) 10/28/16

Governors ask Corps to issue easement for pipeline construction (The Dickinson Press) 10/28/16

Dakota Access Pipeline battle also playing out in court (The Seattle Times) 10/27/16

Glaciers help explain suffering salmon populations (Glacier Hub) 10/27/16

Department of Interior intervenes in GRDA license request (The Miami News-Record) 10/25/16

Justice Dept reaffirms it will not grant DAPL river-crossing permits anytime soon (Indian Country Today) 10/25/16

Oil and gas will get closer look near Chaco Canyon (Durango Herald) 10/24/16

To protect Native culture, bring back the salmon (KCET) 10/24/16

Removal of Klamath Dams would be largest river restoration in U.S. history (KQED) 10/24/16

On melting ice: Inuit struggle against oil and gas in the Arctic (Alternet) 10/21/16

Tribal Council approves lease for Oklahoma wind farm (Windpower) 10/21/16

Feds won't press Gold King mine spill criminal case, angering Senators (Indian Country Today) 10/21/16

Judge tosses reporter Amy Goodman's riot charge for covering pipeline protests (The Villages Suntimes) 10/18/16

Five tips for forming a tribal electric utility (Holland & Knight Law) 10/18/16

North Dakota sees setback in pursuit of Dakota Access Pipeline resisters (Indianz) 10/18/16

Army Corps treads fuzzy legal line in evaluating DAPL permits (Indian Country Today) 10/18/16

A tale of two tribes: Colorado's Southern Utes want to drill as Sioux battle pipeline (The Denver Post) 10/15/16

Where does the North Dakota anti-pipeline camp go from here? (Des Moines Register) 10/15/16

State Supreme Court hears arguments over Westway oil project (The Daily World) 10/14/16

Justice Department decides to pass on prosecuting EPA officials over Gold King spill (Hot Air) 10/14/16

Corps files response to lawsuit over pipeline (The State) 10/12/16

Strong feelings erupt at Back Forty Mine hearing (Peshtigo Times) 10/12/16

Navigating tribal consultation on gas pipeline certifications is key discussion at Energy Bar Association's 2016 Mid-Year Energy Forum (Energy Bar Association) 10/12/16

Tribal law can provide examples of innovative ways to address environmental challenges (Univeristy of Kansas) 10/10/16

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sees setback as court lifts injunction in #NoDAPL case (Indianz) 10/10/16 (Ruling)

Request would boost pipeline (DAPL) to at least 470K barrels daily (The Daily Republic) 10/8/16

From pipelines to grizzly bears, tribal nations are engaged in a fierce fight against govt. for the rights of nature (AlterNet) 10/6/16

Dakota Access Pipeline now 87 percent complete in N.D. (Bismarck Tribune) 10/6/16

Tribe takes oil pipeline fight to DC circuit (Courthouse News) 10/5/16

US asks judge to uphold cancellation of Montana energy lease (Washington Post) 10/4/16

Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy (Indianz) 10/3/16

The job of protecting the Arctic (News Deeply) 10/3/16

EPA announces mine spill reimbursements (Cortez Journal) 10/1/16

Tribes' message to Obama: help us block the Dakota pipeline (The Village Suntimes) 9/28/16

Dakota Access owners evade Federal Regulators, buy land surrounding pipeline (Pipeline & Gas Journal) 9/27/16

Canadian and US tribes band together to fight Alberta oil sands pipelines (The Guardian) 9/22/16

Coal's Last Gamble: A choking industry bets on one more big score (GRIST) 9/20/16

Government delays pipeline settlement following tribe complaint [Line 5 Pipeline/Enbridge] (Inside Climate News) 9/20/16

Appeals court halts Dakota Access Pipeline work pending hearing (Indianz) 9/16/16

Okla. quake forces shutdown of fracking disposal wells (The Village Suntimes) 9/16/16

Michigan tribe tries to block $172 million Enbridge spill settlement (Petro Global News) 9/15/16

Tribes notch 'historic' win, but political battles continue (E&E News) 9/12/16

Whale hunters of the warming Arctic (The New Yorker) 9/12/16

The legal case for blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline (The Atlantic) 9/9/16

North Dakota tribe's request to stop work on pipeline denied (ABC News) 9/9/16 (Opinion PDF)

Dakota Access Pipeline tribal liaison formerly worked for agency issuing permit (Counter Punch) 8/31/16

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe confirms lack of easement for pipeline (Indianz) 8/30/16

Grand Canyon tribe fears for its future amid battle against uranium mining (The Independent) 8/29/16

Iowa board doesn't immediately vote on pipeline request (Junior College) 8/28/16

Judge in pipeline case stresses importance of law (The Bismarck Tribune) 8/28/16

Dakota Access Pipeline lacks key approval to build at Lake Oahe site near reservation (Indianz) 8/26/16

North Dakota oil pipeline battle: who's fighting and why (New York Times) 8/26/16

Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest (Midland Daily News) 8/26/16

Legal groups look to help tribe by finding new ways to challenge pipeline (Dickson Press) 8/25/16

State drafts tougher standards for uranium mine dust control (AZ Daily Sun) 8/25/16

Judge to rule on tribe's oil pipeline request by Sept. 9 (Des Moines Regsiter) 8/24/16

Backers challenge Sioux stand against Dakota Access oil pipeline (The Village Suntimes) 8/22/16

Colville Tribes awarded $8.3 million from Teck for legal costs (Tribal Tribune) 8/19/16

ND pipeline work shut down indefinitely due to threat posed by protests (West Fargo Pioneer) 8/18/16

U.S. village in Alaska deciding on relocation due to climate change (Reuters) 8/17/16

Tribes considering legal options over Mille Lacs walleye quotas (Duluth News Tribune) 8/17/16

Navajo nation announces lawsuit against EPA over mine spill (KNAU) 8/17/16

Federal judge orders against Standing Rock protesters (Native News) 8/17/16

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman's arrest followed by lawsuit against him (Indian Country Today) 8/16/16

Kudos to CSKT for transparent discussions [OP-ED on National Bison Range Transfer Act of 2016] (Missoulian) 8/15/16

Work on Dakota Access Pipeline pushing toward Oct.31 completion goal (AG Week) 8/15/16

State, tribes to challenge ruling on emissions [Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals] (Register-Guard) 8/14/16

How Indigenous tribes are fighting the fossil fuel industry—and winning (Alternet) 8/9/16

Indigenous Peoples and climate change: 3 things to know (NRDC) 8/9/16

EPA awards Navajo Nation money for mine spill (Farmington Daily Times) 8/8/16

GRDA says variance request best for all [Pt. 4 in Series] (Miami News Record) 8/8/16

Decision reversed: Teck Metals no longer liable for air pollution, ruling states (Tribal Tribune) 8/8/16

US tribes work with scientists against climate change (Aljazeera) 8/7/16

O'odham frustrated they were denied Rosemont draft opinion (Archy Nety) 8/7/16

Attorney spells out tribes' backwater flooding concerns [Pt. 3 in Series] (Miami News-Record) 8/6/16

American Indian farmers settlement fund draws high interest (Black Hills Fox) 8/5/16

Tribes speak out to protect land and people [Pt. 2 in Series] (Miami News Record) 8/4/16

Tribes make plea to FERC to stop GRDA [Pt. 1 in Series] (Miami News Record) 8/3/16

Regulatory approvals speed $3.8B pipeline construction (State Journal-Register) 7/31/16

Ninth Circuit holds air emissions not covered by CERCLA [Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals] (Morgan Lewis) 7/29/16

Corps approves river crossings for Dakota Access Pipeline (Young Herald) 7/29/16

In Alaska's remote towns, climate change is already leaving many hungry (NPR) 7/27/16

Judge urges patience in Tribe's fight to fish (Courthouse News) 7/25/16

Washington tribe joins legal challenge over modified salmon (Washington Post) 7/19/16

Sovereignty at issue in debates over genetically modified foods (Indianz) 7/18/16

Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country (Indianz) 7/13/16

Wyo. fracking case signals end of court deference to federal agencies, environmental attorney says (Legal NewsLine) 7/12/16

Nez Perce challenge Idaho timber project (Courthouse News) 7/716

The salmon's swim for survival (New York Times) 7/4/16

Tribe files suit to stop Clear Creek restoration project (Imtribune) 7/3/16

Administration signals intent to challenge judicial decision that struck down fracking rule as unlawful (JD Supra) 7/1/16

National Park Service finalizes rule for tribal gathering of plants (Indianz) 6/30/16

Tribes win major case on salmon habitat (The Daily World) 6/28/16

Tribes threaten lawsuit over Klamath flows (Northcoast Journal) 6/26/16 (See also Yurok Tribe's Press Release)

Northwest tribes take a stand against oil terminal in Washington (Indianz) 6/27/16

BiOp challengers urge court to reject feds' five-year timeline for new salmon recovery plan (The Columbia Basin Bulletin) 6/24/16

Native American tribes learn to fight climate change (KTVB) 6/23/16

White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (Indianz) 6/23/16

Federal judge strikes down Obama administration's fracking rules (MPR) 6/22/16

Lawmaker seeks coal policy change (Rapid City Journal) 6/19/16

US Environmental Protection Agency moves forward with clean energy incentive program, includes geothermal and hydropower (Rocket News) 6/17/16

More money for safety, sanitation needed at Columbia River tribal sites, says federal bill (Oregon Live) 6/16/16

Northwest tribes call for end to oil shipments in treaty territory (Indianz) 6/15/16

Keepseagle claimants to receive additional $21,275: Registration for grants open May 25 to June 24 (Native Sun News) 6/14/16

N.D. tribes assert oil presence by developing leases, creating oil company (Billings Gazette) 5/29/16

Tribes take issue with PEER, Bison Range lawsuit (Missoulian) 5/29/16

Coal terminal proponent ‘looking at options’ after denial of permit (Indian Country Today) 5/25/16

Quapaw tribe to appeal EPA decision (Joplin Globe) 5/24/16

Army Corps: Coal terminal violates tribal rights, won't permit (Oregon Live) 5/10/16

Why Indigenous people should care about California's cap-and-trade program (HuffPost Green) 5/5/16

What 90,000 indigenous people have to say about climate change (Fusion) 5/2/16

Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (Indianz) 4/29/16

Energy Department announces technical assistance for self-sufficiency and lower energy costs for rural Alaska communities, and releases “Sustainable Energy Solutions For Rural Alaska” report (Breaking Energy) 4/27/16

Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights (Beaumont Enterprise) 4/24/16

Senate approves bill to boost energy development on tribal lands (Indianz) 4/21/16

The mission to save Snoqualmie River (Cross Cut) 4/8/16

You want to develop clean energy on tribal land? Here's how (High Country News) 3/20/16

Oil bust puts tribes, towns over a barrel (High Country News) 3/17/16

U.S. cancels oil and gas lease on Montana land sacred to tribe (The Blade) 3/17/16

In this tiny Arctic town, dramatic warmth threatens everything (Washington Post) 3/16/16

Wind Energy: challenged under federal regulations, but more Native American nations appear to be embracing its development (Lexology) 2/24/16

How will Native Americans in the Southwest adapt to serious impacts of climate change? (Smithsonian) 2/22/16

This Louisiana tribe is now America's first official climate refugees (Mashable) 2/18/16

The battle continues to stop Yucca Mountain from becoming a nuclear waste dump (Mintpress News) 2/18/16

Carbon credits help tribes preserve culture, climate and bottom line (Indian Country Today) 2/16/16

Energy Department makes up to $7 million available for assistance to Indian tribes; releases Alaska solar prospecting report (Breaking Energy) 2/16/16

President Obama proposes new funding to build resilience of Alaska's communities and combat climate change (Coastal News) 2/10/16

Senate Indian Affairs Committee postpones field hearing into EPA (Indianz) 2/8/16

The Paris Agreement – a framework for local inclusion (IIED) 2/5/16

Climate change perspectives from Indian Country (The Hill) 2/2/16

Court: EPA must require hard-rock mines to pay cleanup costs (Santa Fe New Mexican) 1/29/16

New Mexico takes EPA to court over toxic spill (Courthouse News) 1/20/16

Washington state Native Americans unified against oil and coal exports (Puget Sound Business Journal) 1/15/16

Scientists say climate change is threatening the lifeblood of Canada's native people (BBNA) 1/13/16

North Dakota to get tribal input on CO2 reduction plan (BBNA) 1/8/16

Tribal activists remain on alert after Keystone permit resurfaces in South Dakota (Indianz) 1/5/16


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