2022 Environment & Energy News Stories

Two-year extension of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act pushed to July 2024 (Indian Country Today) 6/13/22

Indigenous, frontline leaders, and climate justice organizations speak out against President Biden’s visit to New Mexico amid wildland fires (Indian Country Today) 6/13/22

Northern Cheyenne Tribe partners with Indigenized Energy for $4M solar project (Tribal Business News) 5/31/22

Tribal members use totem poles to raise alarm on salmon extinction (Earth Justice) 5/23/22

9th Circuit upholds 'landmark' ruling blocking Rosemont copper mine (Tucson Sentinel) 5/12/22

The legacy of uranium mining on Navajo lands (WBUR) 5/11/22

Indigenous women leaders say Line 5 reroute project would be cultural, environmental ‘genocide’ (Michigan Advance) 5/10/22

Indigenous climate migrants face unique challenges — with too few resources (Grist) 5/5/22

Why the debate over Russian uranium worries U.S. tribal nations (The New York Times) 5/2/22

Indigenous women say ‘no’ to extraction for sustainable future (High Country News) 4/29/22

'Fresh Banana Leaves' spotlights Indigenous science for a warming planet (KCLU) 4/28/22

Indigenous peoples say states must apply, enforce FPIC (Indian Country Today) 4/27/22

Navajo uranium exposure and contamination victims voice concerns to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Indian Country Today) 4/25/22

From WA to Alaska, coastal tribes face displacement with insufficient financial help (Crosscut) 4/25/22

Tribe appeals to archeological firm to stop digging at Thacker Pass (Nevada Current) 4/25/22

Tribes work to harness energy from sun, wind and water as demand for green energy grows (KNPR) 4/13/22

Part I: Ute tribe, environmentalist groups call for closure of the White Mesa Uranium Mill (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 4/12/22

Proposed lithium mine near Oregon-Nevada border stirs concerns among tribes (Oregon Live) 4/10/22

Cleanup of abandoned uranium mines creates a demand for workers (High Country News) 4/8/22

A tradition of science: Selections from Science Moab interviews about Indigenous scientific knowledge (Moab Sun News) 4/7/22

The latest attempt to stop Line 3 hits a snag in tribal court (Mother Jones) 4/6/22

Zuni Tribe, Navajo Nation, and New Mexico Natural Resources Trustee seek public comment on proposed Consent Decree for Fort Wingate Natural Resource injures (Indian Country Today) 3/30/22

Wet’suwet’en is ‘the same fight’ as Standing Rock (Indian Country Today) 3/25/22

Utah uranium mill is endangering land, water, say environmentalists and tribes (AZ Central) 3/25/22

A Chumash tribe and conservationists fight offshore wind turbines (Kenosha News) 3/25/22

Enbridge crews punctured three aquifers during Line 3 oil pipeline construction, DNR says (Star Tribune) 3/21/22

Indigenous water protectors stress 'remaining strong' in Line 5 fight at int'l conference (Patch) 3/20/22

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awards $5.4 million in grant funding for tribal and insular areas to establish lower-emission diesel projects (Indian Country Today) 3/15/22

Oil is like heroin, Indigenous leader says, and we need to start kicking the addiction (The Journal Times) 3/11/22

Navajo company invests in carbon capture effort (Indian Country Today) 3/10/22

Gaslit: How one Native American tribe is battling for control over flaring (Indianz) 2/28/22

Standing Rock Tribal Chair supports Supreme Court's call not to block Dakota Access Pipeline environmental review (Indian Country Today) 2/23/22

Experts raise major environmental and public safety concerns over Line 5 Tunnel Project before Michigan Public Service Commission (Earth Justice) 2/18/22

Tesla signs deal with Minnesota-based nickel mine; mine could violate treaty rights, threaten water, rice, fish, & more in the Mississippi River Watershed (Native News Online) 2/17/22

US senators call for comprehensive Arctic strategy (Indian Country Today) 2/14/22

BIPOC leaders lament exclusion from environmental policymaking (Aspen Public Radio) 2/10/22

How giving legal rights to an Indigenous food could stop a pipeline (Mother Jones) 2/9/22

Gidimt'en land defenders make submission to United Nations about ongoing rights violations by British Columbia and Canada (Indian Country Today) 2/7/22

Hopi Tribe looks to a solar-powered future (Native News Online) 2/7/22

The climate’s ‘other’ pipeline problem (Indian Country Today) 2/3/22

University of Montana Law School project to buoy tribal energy dependence (Patch) 2/3/22

How a shoddy environmental review could cause catastrophic oil spill in Wisconsin (Earth Justice) 1/31/22

Indigenous political activists, scholars speak on importance of learning from Indigenous thought, environmental impact (The Michigan Daily) 1/30/22

Standing Rock pulls out of Dakota Access study, citing oil spill response concerns (The Bismarck Tribune) 1/27/22

The economics of climate accountability (Indian Country Today) 1/26/22

A victory for Inuit at International Maritime Organization (Indian Country Today) 1/25/22

More solar coming to Navajo Nation (Indian Country Today) 1/25/22

Want to heal the planet? Stop ignoring Indigenous science. (Grist) 1/24/22

Tribal voices sidelined in Line 5 Tunnel permitting process (Earth Justice) 1/14/22

Clean energy goes up against tribal rights and biodiversity in Nevada (Grist) 1/7/22

Oneida Nation honors commitment to Mother Earth, condemns Pipelines 3 and 5 (Oneida News) 1/5/22

Jackpile Mine toxic legacy continues at Laguna Pueblo (Indian Country Today) 1/3/22


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