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• • Hopi tribe pulls latest Snowbowl lawsuit (SF Gate) 12/27/12

• • Hopi withdraw Snowbowl suit (Arizona Daily Sun) 12/26/12

• • Judge holds Canadian co. Teck Resources liable for cleanup costs under EPA Superfund law (Indian Country Today) 12/19/12

• • Climate change pits Sioux against barges for scarce water (Bloomberg) 12/17/12

• •EPA standards could threaten Navajos' use of coal in home (The Daily Times) 12/15/12

• • Indian wind projects get help (National Wind Watch) 12/10/12

• • Renewable energy in Indian country (JD Supra) 12/4/12

• • Indigenous leaders embrace REDD, with or without carbon markets (Ecosystem Marketplace) 11/30/12

• • Interior seeks tribal members to serve on Climate Change Committee (Indian Country Today) 11/21/12

• • Ambre Energy coal export project faces Oregon permit delay (Oregon Live) 11/21/12

• • Hopi tribe issues latest challenge for the San Francisco Peaks (Indian Country Today) 11/20/12. See legal documents on the Turtle Talk Blog

• • Loophole lets toxic oil water flow over Indian land (NPR) 11/15/12

• • Tribe asks federal court to dismiss state lawsuit seeking to block Lansing casino (Soo Evening News) 11/15/12

• • Utah Supreme Court issues decision on large-scale coal strip mine (SUWA) 10/30/12

• • Tribe near Vegas appealing EPA coal plant air rule (SF Gate) 10/22/12

• • Appeals Court's pipeline ruling comes too late to stop project (Central Valley Business) 10/22/12

• • Northwest tribes step up opposition to proposed coal terminals (Indian Country Today) 10/19/12

• •Iron-dumping experiment in Pacific alarms marine experts (New York Times) 10/18/12

• •Karuk Tribe: Learning from the first Californians for the next California (Alternet) 10/12/12

• • Tribes add potent voice against plan for Northwest coal terminals (New York Times) 10/11/12

• • Three affiliated tribes to get control of land for oil refinery (Rapid City Journal) 10/11/12

• • U.S. judge to rule on Canadian firm's dumping in Columbia River (KPLU 88.5 NPR) 10/11/12

• • Tribes seeking larger cut of ND oil tax money (Fuel Fix) 10/09/12

• • Athabasca Chipewyan launch Treaty 8 challenge to Shell Canada over oil sands (Indian Country Today) 10/5/12

• • Keystone XL pipeline faces tribal opposition ahead of first presidential debate (Indian Country Today) 10/2/12

• • In the battle to save salmon, study of Nez Perce project could recast role of hatcheries (Oregon Live) 10/1/12

• • First nations band files treaty rights challenge against Shell (The Toronto Globel) 10/1/12

• • Elections 2012: Vote for coal? Northwest tribes raise new concerns (Indian Country Today) 10/1/12

• • Shoshone Paiute tribes to co-conitor $25 million Rio Tinto copper mine cleanup (Indian Country Today) 9/28/12

• • New groundwater test results due from Wyoming fracking zone Read (Billings Gazette) 9/26/12

• • Council of Energy Resource Tribes enters $3 billion biofuels and bioenergy agreement (Indian Country Today) 9/25/12

• • Indian energy bill, introduced by Wyoming senator, heads to Senate (trib.com) 9/20/12

• • Indian energy bill, introduced by Wyoming senator, heads to Senate (Wyoming Trib) 9/19/12

• • H.R. 3973, Native American Energy Act (Congressional Budget Office) 9/19/12

• • Navajo Nation teams with Arizona to develop solar energy project (Hydrogen Fuel News) 9/14/12

• • Company admits to toxic dumping (Spokesman-Review) 9/11/2012

• • Northwest tribes and EPA agree on cleanup plan for upper Coeur d’Alene River Basin (Indian Country Today) 9/04/12

• • Court rules against village in dispute with Red Dog mine (adn.com) 8/09/12

• • EPA sets final rules for Navajo power plant (Las Cruces Sun-News) 8/08/12

• • Drought hits Navajo Nation ranchers hard (Indian Country Today) 8/03/12

• • Tribes ask for regulation of Klamath dams via Clean Water Act; some don't agree dam relicensing process should begin (Willits News) 7/20/12

• • Tribes tell Senate how environmental change, rules affect their lands (TribTown.com) 7/19/12

• • Northwest 'Salmon People' face future without fish (PBS Newshour) 7/18/12

• • Swinomish Tribe works to adapt to shrinking salmon supply (PBS Newshour) 7/18/12

• • NW tribes examine climate change as threat to Native Americans (Seattle Times) 7/16/12

• • Climate change threatens the tribe from 'Ttwilight' (PBS Newshour) 7/16/12

• • Native Americans and a changing climate (Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media) 6/21/12

• • Many Native Americans live next to power plants (ABCnews 7/4/12

• • Karuk Tribe happy with moratorium to stop river mining (Native News Network) 6/29/12

• • Uranium mine set to reopen (azdailysun.com) 07/01/12

• • Arctic drilling: US setting policy to protect environment, indigenous people (Christian Science Monitor) 6/27/12

• • Native Sun News: Tribes facing deadline on fracking regulations (Indianz.com) 6/26/12

• • Feds announce first major solar plant on tribal land (Mohave Valley Daily News) 6/22/12

• • U.S. approves Nevada solar facility (UPI.com) 6/22/12

• • Alaskan Native communities facing climate-induced relocation (Indian Country Today) 6/21/12

• • RIO+20: Idigenous people unveil own solutions (Name of Source) 6/20/12

• • North Dakota regulators bow out of tribal electric dispute (Inforum) 6/14/12

• • Pollution, poverty, people of color (Scientific American) 6/12/12

• • Prairie Island Indian Community wins a ruling on nuclear waste (Indianz.com) 6/11/12

• • Climate change in Arctic Alaska town threatens fish stocks, drinking water (Nunatsiaqonline) 6/8/12

• • Navajo official: EPA rules threaten jobs at power plant (Ktar.com) 6/7/12

• • Rio+20: Where is the path to sustainable development? (Indian Country Today) 06/04/12

• • 9th Circuit overturns suction dredge gold mining rulings (The Los Angeles Times) 06/02/12

• • Imperial county wind farm project advances (Courthouse News) 05/30/12

• • Toxic Trailers: FEMA trailer litigation nears end (The Native American Times) 05/30/12

• • Navajo group fights aquifer mine (Alibi.com) 05/24/12

• • Mistrust, frustration deepen as police spying on pipeline critics comes to light (Indian Country Today) 05/22/12

• • Uranium-tainted water still a concern on Wind River Reservation (Indian Country Today) 05/21/12

• • Environmental groups, tribes join to protest nuclear power plant (KSL.com) 05/20/12

• • Indigenous protecting Arctic expose Shell as corporate criminal (The Narcosphere) 05/17/12

• • Native American Energy Act passes committee vote (AlaskaPublic.org) 05/17/12

• • Court Rules FMC must comply with tribal laws (Idaho State Journal) 05/11/12

• • Tribal leader opposes proposed fracking rule (The Jamestown Sun) 05/09/12

• • Federal rules would slow Fort Berthold oil development (Inforum) 05/08/12

• • Tribe collects past due fees from oil companies (The Williston Herald) 05/08/12

• • Loggers, tribe fight pests' threat to trees (The Boston Globe) 05/07/12

• • Tribal leader tells Congress of fracking worry (The Ranger) 05/05/12

• • Nevada's first wind farm on track after settlement reached involving Western Shoshone tribes (Indian Country Today) 05/01/12

• • Managing tribal resources (Cherokee One Feather) 05/01/12

• • NV Energy's coal-burning plant fires up Paiutes (Las Vegas-Review Journal) 04/30/12

• • Navajo tribe gets ready for solar array (The Durango Herald) 04/27/12

• • Salmon revival in sight as Elwha River dams fall in U.S. Northwest (Reuters) 04/28/12

• • Tribe sues over suction mining (NewsReview.com) 04/26/12

• • Inuit urge cooperation between science and ancient wisdom amid sobering arctic findings (Indian Country Today) 04/25/12

• • Environment: Havasupai Tribe and conservation groups win the right to be part of lawsuit over uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park (Summit County Citizens Voice) 04/24/12

• • Tribal leaders seek independence for resource development (Red Lodge Clearinghouse) 04/23/12

• • Moapa Paiutes rally against power plant (dvtonline.com) 04/23/12

• • U.S. tribes left out of fracking decisions (UPI.com) 04/20/12

• • Amazon Indigenous groups fight new law that would allow foreign companies on their land (Indian Country Today) 04/16/12

• • Rights of Mother Earth Gathering at Haskell continues efforts of Bolivia President Evo Morales in Cochabamba (The Narcosphere) 04/12/12

• • Oil and gas boom in Indian country! Tribal leaders and EPA meet in Denver (Indian Country Today) 04/12/12

• • Where should the buffalo roam? Tribes, ranchers battle over bison relocation (Fox News) 04/09/12

• • UNU, IPCC convene workshop on Indigenous knowledge for climate mitigation (Biodiversity Policy and Practice) 04/02/12

• • A new energy third world in North America (Global Policy Forum) 04/01/12

• • Study: Navajo generating station, Kayenta mine have $1.3 billion economic impact on Navajo, Hopi tribes (Indian Country Today) 04/09/12

• • Natives have environmental and spiritual concerns over "prioritized" Keystone XL (Indian Country Today) 04/04/12

• • Oil boom hits Fort Berthold reservation hard (The Bismarck Tribune) 04/04/12

• • Geologist Margaret Hiza Redsteer learns about climate change from Navajo elders (Indian Country Today) 04/04/12

• • Lakotas launch hunger strike against tar sands pipelines (Boulder Weekly) 04/03/12

• • Protesters force cancellation of first day of Northern Gateway hearings in Bella Bella (ATPN National News) 04/03/12

• • Tribe, fishermen sue DFG over mining regulations (Central Valley) 04/03/12

• • Bill aims to remove tribes from environmental policies (The Cherokee Phoenix) 04/03/12

• • Hope for a bright future (Durango Herald) 04/01/12

• • Hopi Council opposes the Navajo Nation's proposal for development at the Grand Canyon (Save the Confluence) 04/02/12

• • Uranium mines dot Navajo land, neglected and still perilous (The New York Times) 03/31/12

• • West Coast chiefs gather in effort to address climate change (Cowinchan News Leader) 03/28/12

• • NY Mohawk: Move toxic GM dump from tribal lands (KWQC.com) 03/26/12

• • Defending Native water rights: A call to honor (The Narcosphere) 03/25/12

• • Renewable energy projects on tribal lands: a growing trend (Environmental Leader) 03/24/12

• • Navajo Nation proposal seeks to develop area of Grand Canyon that has been largely untouched (Greenfield Daily Reporter) 03/24/12

• • U.S. dodges suit over radioactive Navajo land (Courthouse News Service) 03/23/12

• • Mont. judge blocks more Yellowstone bison moves (The Palm Beach Post) 03/22/12

• • Yellowstone bison return to tribal land (Great Falls Tribune) 03/21/12

• • Thawing Alaska permafrost prompts landfill concerns (Alaska Dispatch) 03/19/12

• • Tribal clean energy projects awarded $6.5 million from U.S. Energy Department (Energy.gov) 03/16/12

• • Native knowledge and modern science foresee ill effects of mild winter (Indian Country Today) 03/09/12

• • Navajos look to invest in grid connection project (CBS News) 03/07/12

• • A clash over mining and water (The New York Times) 03/21/12

• • Salazar announces more than $4.2 million in conservation grants to Native American tribes (The Fowler Tribune) 03/20/12

• • Request to stop bison transfer to Fort Peck denied (Billings Gazette) 03/20/12

• • Solar power firms in Mojave desert feel glare of tribes and environmentalists (The Guardian) 03/11/12

• • Pine Ridge residents halt Canadian mine equipment transportation through reservation (Indian Country Today) 03/09/12

• • Oglala Sioux president Yellow Bird Steele in DC to stop Keystone Pipeline (Native News Network) 03/08/12

• • Study: Loss of Navajo coal-fired power plant could cost $18bn (Power Engineering) 02/28/12

• • Keystone blockade on Pine Ridge Reservation leads to arrests (Indian Country Today) 03/06/12

• • S. Utes first to run air-quality program (The Durango Herald) 03/05/12

• • Weaker mining regs face tribal opposition (The Daily Yonder) 03/05/12

• • Mining companies attempt to connect with Aboriginals at conference (Indian Country Today) 03/04/12

• • DOJ publishes first environmental justice report (Legal Newsline) 03/01/12

• • CSKT launches comprehensive climate-change study (The Missoula Independent) 03/01/12

• • Are pollution rules too strict? Mining company says yes, two-headed trout says no (Indian Country Today) 02/28/12

• • Navajo & environmental organizations partner to appeal Peabody's Kayenta coal permit (Mines and Communities) 02/28/12

• • Bad River opposes Gogebic mine (Wisconsin Radio Network) 02/27/12

• • Salazar praises work of Klamath agreements parties (US Department of the Interior) 02/27/12

• • Wind farm appeal withdrawn in Oklahoma by Osage Nation (Energy Central) 02/24/12

• • Native Sun News: Sioux Nation takes stand on Keystone XL (Indianz.com) 02/24/12

• • EPA denies Tribe's request for additional studies (RGJ.com) 02/24/12

• • Native American youth sues governor Janice Brewer over failure to combat climate change (azgreen Magazine) 02/10/12

• • Shuttering Navajo generating station could cost Arizona $18 billion (Indian Country Today) 02/22/12

• • Organic farmers to Monsanto: we don't want your seeds anyway! (Indian Country Today) 02/22/12

• • Northern Wisconsin Chippewa tribes might use treaties to halt or slow proposed mine (Wisconsin State Journal) 02/19/12

• • Indian and Alaska Natives support plan to increase energy production, job creation, on tribal lands (Power Engineering) 02/16/12

• • Tribes dealt setback in Missouri River recovery discussions (Indian Country Today) 02/16/12

• • Food report involving polluted Nevada mine angers tribe (Las Vegas Review-Journal) 02/13/12

• • Native wisdom guides movement to close Keystone Pipeline route (Americas Program) 02/13/12

• • Arizona tribal group denounces land exchange bill (KPBS) 02/03/12

• • Oregon research station to help restore Hanford land to natural state (The News Tribune) 02/08/12

• • Arctic warming continuing, approaching tipping point? (Environmental News Source) 02/04/12

• • Get the frack out of here (Indian Country Today) 02/08/12

• • Wetlands threat protested in 10th Circuit court (Indian Country Today) 02/08/12

• • Tribes say no to large wind farms (East Oregonian) 02/07/12

• • Local tribe reacts to Wisconsin mining bill's federal inquiry (wdio.com) 02/03/12

• • Feds to look into whether state talked with tribes in good faith over mining bill (Business North) 02/02/12

• • Navajo teams up with lab on tribal energy policy (CBS News) 02/02/12

• • Allen Thomas column: Tribes offer states advice in managing salmon fisheries (The Columbian) 02/02/12

• • Tribal leaders cheer Obama rejection of XL Pipeline (The Native American Times) 01/31/12

• • How would a new approach to managing endangered salmon affect Idaho? (Individual.com) 01/30/12

• • NWT, Alberta chiefs sign declaration against pipeline (CBCNews) 01/27/12

• • Passamaquoddy Tribe plans $120M wind farm in Washington County (The Bangor Daily News) 01/26/12

• • Conservationists sue over Navy's expanded use of sonar off Northwest, say it harms whales (Greenfield Daily Reporter) 01/25/12

• • Wisconsin endangers a sacerd tradition (Indian Country Today) 01/25/12

• • Wis. panel OKs mining bill, sends it to Assembly (Madison.com) 01/24/12

• • Keystone XL pipeline rejected, Indians say fight continues (Indian Country Today) 01/18/12

• • Threatened Alaska coastal village agrees to relocate school (Alaska Dispatch) 01/04/12

• • 'Venice of Northwest Alaska' sinking because of climate change (Alaska Dispatch) 01/02/12

• • Cabazon Band reaches agreement to cover air quality rules (Indianz.com) 01/18/12

• • Obama administration will reject Keystone XL pipeline (Indian Country Today) 01/18/12

• • No oil pipeline here: Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel in Smithers finds 100% opposition (Vancouver Observerver) 01/17/12

• • Native Sun News: Native women meet to oppose Keystone XL (Indianz.com) 01/13/12

• • Colville tribe to manage wolves on reservation (The Seattle Times) 01/13/12

• • BLM, Barrick win in Cortez Hills case (Elko Daily Free Press) 01/05/12

• • Reversal of fortune (The New Yorker) 01/09/12

• • Tribe fighting to retain AML funds (Indian Country Today) 01/04/12

• • Bolivia to grant nature equal rights to humans (Green Building Press) 01/01/12

 

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