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• • Local activists, industry clash over new uranium mining process (Red Lodge Clearinghouse) 12/27/11

• • Killing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline: the gift of hope for a clean energy future (Switchboard) 12/26/11

• • San Juan County supports new coal mine (Farmington Daily-Times) 12/23/11

• • Tribe's environmental ordinance plan draws rebuttals (RJG.com) 12/22/11

• • U.S. Department of the Interior issues federal approval of the Iberdrola Renewables' Tule Wind Power Project (Iberdrola Renewables) 12/20/11

• • Develop long-range plan for bison (The Missoulian) 12/20/11

• • Indigenous peoples call Canadian Kyoto withdrawal business as usual (Indian Country Today) 12/19/11

• • House passes Keystone XL Pipeline provision (Indian Country Today) 12/14/11

• • EPA head says ruling on Navajo Nation coal complex (AZDailySun)12/08/11

• • Potawatomi tribe proposes renewable energy plant (JSOnline)12/07/11

• • Tribal clean energy projects get DOE support (Earth Techling) 12/09/11

• • Indigenous activists from Canada protest tar sands oil at Durban climate change summit (DemocracyNow!) 12/06/11

• • Schweitzer will not block bison relocation plan (Billings Gazette) 12/05/11

• • Judge orders DOI to consider status of desert eagles in Arizona (Indianz.com) 12/05/11

• • Native American leaders urge Obama to reject Keystone XL Pipeline permit (Narcosphere) 12/05/11

• • Indian country welcomes renewable energy (CNET) 12/04/11

• • ND tribe bans hydraulic fracturing on reservation (CBS Money Watch) 12/02/11

• • Energy Department announces technical assistance opportunity for tribal clean energy deployment (ENews Park Forest) 12/02/11

• • Navajo Nation president wants leeway in federal rules on coal-fired plants (Az Capitol Times) 12/02/11

• • US tribal groups oppose oil sands pipeline (CNBC) 12/01/11

• • Declaration of members of the Indigenous peoples' biocultural climate change assessment (IPCCA) initiative (Peace, Earth and Justice News) 12/01/11

• • Inupiat Community sues companies over ravages of climate change (Indian Country Today) 12/01/11

• • U.S. must not stymie progress on global climate deal at UN negotioations, 16 organizations urge Secretary Clinton (Environmental Defense Fund) 11/30/11

• • Environmental leaders call on administration to fix Pacific salmon crisis (Earth Justice) 11/30/11

• • U.S. Indian tribes going green? (UPI) 11/29/11

• • U.S. targets American Indian lands for renewable-energy projects (Bloomberg) 11/28/11

• • Judge OKs state permit for Kennecott nickel mine (Native American Times) 11/25/11

• • Tribe bans fracking on reservation (Minot Daily News) 11/23/11

• • Mining and American Indians still don't mix (Indian Country Today) 11/15/11

• • The pipeline for the one percent (Indian Country Today) 11/13/11

• • Environmentalists blast Gosar bill (Arizona Silver Belt) 11/09/11

• • Natives put city on notice over sewage (The Sault Star) 11/07/11

• • Progress made toward cleaning up uranium mine (Canadian Business) 11/06/11

• • Navajo leader weighs in on NM emissions debate (Bloomberg Businessweek) 11/04/11

• • ND tribe seeks financial proposals for refinery (Canadian Business) 11/01/11

• • TransCanada to Nebraska: altering Keystone XL Pipeline route would be unconstitutional (Huffington Post) 11/01/11

• • Protesters ride in SD against proposed pipeline (Bloomberg Business Week) 10/27/11

• • Montana, Park County discussing bison settlement (The Native American Times) 10/27/11

• • Judge to hear arguments over Osage County wind farm (www.kjrh.com) 10/26/11

• • Oklahoma tribe says wind farm doesn't trump it's oil, gas rights (Legal Newsline) 10/26/11

• • Climate change is altering the lives of Alaska's natives (USNews) 10/26/11

• • Arctic village is torn by plan for oil drilling (The New York Times ) 10/25/11

• • Call for pipeline session surprises (Omaha World Herald ) 10/25/11

• • For Inuits dealing with climate change, science can be slow and bumbling (Indian Country Today) 10/25/11

• • Rich in coal, a tribe struggles to overcome poverty (New York Times ) 10/25/11

• • Reservation leaders question oil pipeline (Rapid City Journal) 10/24/11

• • Osage Nation files lawsuit in opposition to wind farm (Tulsa World) 10/19/11

• • Tribe, company revise lopsided Mont. coal swap (MtStandard.com) 10/15/11

• • Barrasso introduces bill to ease tribal energy development (WPR) 10/14/11

• • Indigenous People sound the alarm on climate change (National Geographic) 10/11/11

• • Park, tribe to receive EPA conservation grants (Forbes) 10/07/11

• • Oil boom brightens Native Americans' prospects (EuroMoney) 10/07/11

• • Pipeline review is faced with question of conflict (The New York Times) 10/07/11

• • Wild rice poses another obstacle to mine proposal (MPR News) 10/07/11

• • Inupiat fight for land being lost to climate change (Dissident Voice) 10/05/11

• • Cleanup planned for largest abandoned Uranium mine on the Navajo Nation (Environmental News Service) 09/29/11

• • Alberta to probe aboriginal health near oilsands (CBC News) 09/29/11

• • More than 100 arrested at anti-Keystone protest in Ottawa (Indian Country Today) 09/27/11

• • Feds help GMO salmon swim upstream (Grist.org) 09/29/11

• • Feds, tribes invite public to lake climate exhibit (Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com) 09/29/11

• • Climate change takes a toll on cultures (The New York Times) 09/27/11

• • Busting up Klamath River dams could be boot to tribes and salmon (Indian Country Today) 09/27/11

• • Indigenous peoples speak on climage change (UPI.com) 09/13/11

• • In quest for renewable energy, tribes try to catch the wind (Courthouse News) 09/07/11

• • First Nations and American Indian leaders arrested in front of White House to protest Keystone XL pipeline (PR-USA.net) 09/14/11

• • First Nations leaders join Keystone pipeline protest (CBC News) 08/30/11

• • Appeal dismissed in Navajo mine case (Las Vegas Review Journal) 08/29/11

• • Energy concerns up front as Obama seeks closer relatioship with tribes (Redlodge Clearinghouse) 08/24/11

• • Red Lake Band to reforest 50,000 acres (MPR.org) 08/24/11

• • Elwha River hatchery to hurt recovery, critics say (Seattle Times) 08/24/11

• • Energy concerns up front as Obama seeks closer relationship with tribes (The New York Times) 08/21/11

• • More than 80 tribal schools in Arizona, Navajo Nation to improve environmental management (EPA) 08/23/11

• • Sockeye feel the heat (The Tyee) 08/24/11

• • Climate change leads Inuits to team up with CSU to predict weather and ice (The Denver Post) 08/17/11

• • Native Sun News: Navajo group seeks remedies for uranium mine (Indianz.com) 08/16/11

• • Senecas permitted for Kinzua Dam (Buffalo Business First) 08/12/11

• • Salazar gets first-hand view of energy potential, challenges on Alaska trip (Department of Interior) 08/10/11

• • Salazar: administration interested in AK drilling (Native American Times) 08/10/11

• • EPA enters into agreement with Chevron to investigate soil contamination at u ranium mine on the Navajo reservation (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 08/09/11

• • Interest grows in Blackfeet reservation oil and gas exploration (Great Falls Tribune) 08/06/11

• • Key EPA approval of the Fort Berthold Refinery (usagnet) 08/05/11

• • Navajo Nation announces settlement for Peabody lease dispute (Indianz.com) 08/05/11

• • NOAA failed to protect Salmon (The Fish Site) 08/03/11

• • Climate change an extra burden for Native Americans (The New York Times) 08/03/11

• • US NW tribes drive effort to save primitive fish (CNBC) 08/02/11

• • Following in Mashpee's 'green' footsteps (American Planning Association) 08/01/11

• • EPA clarifies permitting process on tribal lands (The Wall Street Journal) 07/27/11

• • Tribal leader calls for oil spill accountability (Beaumont Enterprise) 07/27/11

• • Seeing trends, coalition works to help a river adapt (The New York Times) 07/20/11

• • UNDRIP holds sway: Cartier suspends Barriere copper mine plan (Indian Country Today) 07/27/11

• • DOE grants $6.3 million (Indian Country Today) 07/26/11

• • Will dam removal in the west restore salmon? (National Geographic News) 07/25/11

• • Moving in: fisheries programs infuse waters with walleye (SooEveningNews) 07/21/11

• • Cherokee Nation power plant legislation passes committee (Tulsa World) 07/20/11

• • Salmon and mining - next door neighbors? (Seattlepi) 07/20/11

• • Environmentalists, labor, and Native Americans chart new course for conservation (Infoshop News) 07/14/11

• • Native Americans get seat at climate table (Forbes) 07/12/11

• • National Museum of the American Indian hosts climate change symposium (PRNewswire) 07/11/11

• • Clean Air Act enforced on tribal lands (Western Front) 06/30/11

• • American Indians vital in climate change discussions (Indian Country Today) 06/30/11

• • House moves to bar genetically modified salmon (The Miami Herald) 06/15/11

• • Ban on mining claims near Grand Canyon extended (The Native American Times) 06/22/11

• • Marine life may be on brink of 'phase of extinction' (Indian Country Today) 06/22/11

• • U.S. tribes to explore forest carbon opportunities (Mongabay.com) 06/22/11

• • Supreme Court blocks climate change lawsuit (National Public Radio) 06/21/11

• • Pebble Mine: road to disaster (Save BioGems) 06/21/11

• • Oklahoma tribe unveils solar energy project (The Native American Times) 06/20/11

• • Osage Nation objects to wind farms (Indian Country Today) 06/14/11

• • Mining co. to pay $263M to settle superfun suit (Native American Times) 06/14/11

• • U.S. opinion leaders ask Obama to continue Grand Canyon uranium mining band (Mineweb.com) 06/07/11

• • EPA news release (HQ): EPA establishes National Tribal Toxics Committee to address risks from toxic chemicals (The Native Circle) 06/06/11

• • Are wild horses native to the US? BLM view challenged (The Native American Times) 06/07/11

• • EPA establishes National Tribal Toxics Committee (The Native American Times) 05/31/11

• • Hearing weights environmental concerns, tribal jobs, water rights (The Native American Times) 05/27/11

• • Cleaning up king coal? Tribes appeal tighter restrictions on power plant emissions (Indian Country Today) 05/26/11

• • Russia's northern peoples use UN to press Moscow on ethnic rights (The Kyiv Post) 05/25/11

• • Navajo group to take uranium mine challenge to human rights commission (Mines and Communities) 05/24/11

• • Congress probes land deal in Alaska's Tongass forest (The San Luis Obispo Tribune) 05/23/11

• • Native Americans sue gov't over 'critical habitat' for polar bears (CNS News) 05/18/11

• • Colville tribes unhappy with mining cleanup (The Seattle Times) 05/14/11

• • Nisqually Tribe expanding search for steelhead (Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission) 05/11/11

• • Tapping into US tribal power (China Dialogue) 05/11/11

• • Aboriginal health concerns obstacle to oilsands growth, gov't says (Canada.com) 04/27/11

• • Department of Energy releases details of tribal summit (Native American Law Blog) 04/26/11

• • Court finds California salmon protections wanting (The Native American Times) 04/27/11

• • Senecas line up allies for Kinzua bid (Buffalo News) 04/23/11

• • First tribal community in the nation adopts international green building code (EPA) 04/14/11

• • Interior Alaska, subsistence hunting in a warming world (UCAR.edu) 04/08/11

• • Arctic ice melting faster than expected (Indian Country Today) 04/20/11

• • BP sued by Pointe Au Chien Indian Tribe over spill damage, fishing losses (Bloomberg) 04/18/11

• • Tribal leader warns lawmakers about mining plans (PostCrescent.com) 04/16/11

• • EPA awards Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma over $180,000 in climate show (EPA.gov) 04/15/11

• • Shelly testifies at tribal energy development hearing (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 04/05/11

• • Tribal leaders ask Congress to cut red tape for energy work (Red Lodge Clearinghouse) 04/06/11

• • Warming brings unwelcome change to Alaska villages (Juneau Empire) 03/30/11

• • Tulalip Tribes looking at climate change from the mountains to the sea (Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission) 03/29/11

• • Tribes prepare way for return of wild buffalo herd (Northwest Herald) 03/27/11

• • Indigenous earth summit set at NMU (The Mining Journal) 03/22/11

• • ARCTIC: NOAA strategy warns of 'widespread' climate (ClimateSolutions.org) 03/17/11

• • EPA releases emissions rules for coal-fired power plants (Indian Country Today) 03/16/11

• • Federal judge order mass slaughter of Buffalo despite lawsuit by Native Americans (The Tucson Citizen) 03/13/11

• • Study may limit permits for suction dredge mining (The Modesto Bee) 03/02/11

• • Efforts to meld science, tribal knowledge prepare sound for future development (The Arcitc Sounder) 02/21/11

• • Tribe leads fight against fishing restrictions (The San Francisco Examiner) 02/20/11

• • Navajo lawmakers ok lease extension for NM plant (CNBC) 02/16/11

• • The US clean energy economy: buy Indian (Solar Novus Today) 02/15/11

• • Feds drop legal effort to restore tribal management at National Bison Range (Ravalli Republic) 02/10/11

• • Judge awards Alaska family $5M (UPI.com) 02/09/11

• • A Nez Perce elder spreads love for lamprey (High Country News) 02/07/15

• • EPA to assess Bristol Bay’s unprotected areas (Indian Country Today) 02/08/11

• • Potawatomi Tribe buys green energy credits, powers all its facilities (Indian Country Today) 02/07/11

• • EPA offering $2 million in Community Grants (Indian Country Today) 02/02/11

• • Opinion: Quechan Nation faces media criticism for energy lawsuit (Indianz.com) 01/31/11

• • For bayou Indians, spill threatens a way of life (The Ledger-Enquirer) 01/31/11

• • A chance to right a wrong: the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Kinzua Dam (The Huffington Post) 01/27/11

• • Ute Energy signs development contract for 21,000 acres (Indian Country Today) 01/23/11

• • Arctic Native peoples on the edge (Energy Bulletin) 01/25/11

• • Tribe wants to stop Ruby Pipeline (The Elko Daily Free Press) 01/25/11

• • Cocopah to get grant for river restoration (YumaSun.com) 01/12/11

• • Ute Indian Tribe wants EPA suit against firm dropped (Deseret News) 01/09/11

• • ND Gov hopes to avoid reopening tribal oil pact (Valley News Live) 01/10/11

• • Abandoned uranium mines: an "overwhelming problem" in the Navajo Nation (The Scientific American) 12/30/10

 

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