2014 Environment & Energy News Stories

Arctic drilling co. pleads guilty to environmental crimes (Indian Country Today) 12/29/14

EPA to develop federal clean water standards for Washington, if state won't (Indian Country Today) 12/26/14

Nuclear energy tribal working group to strengthen government-to-government relations (Indian Country Today) 12/26/14

Standing Sioux tribe fights bear delisting (Indianz) 12/24/14

Yakama Nation sues Army Corps of Engineers in Columbia River superfund site cleanup (Indian Country Today) 12/22/14

Climate change takes a village (Huffington Post) 12/14/14

Indigenous rights get little mention in climate agreement (Indian Country Today) 12/18/14

Duwamish River advocates hopeful EPA's plan will be effective (Indian Country Today) 12/17/14

FERC rules tribes exempt from some energy regulation (JD Supra) 12/17/14

Lawsuit against Osage County Wind Farm now focuses on mineral rights (News on 6) 12/16/14

Yurok tribe hopes California's cap-and-trade can save a way of life (L.A. Times) 12/16/14

The Navajo community's coal problem (Governing) 12/16/14

Tribes file suit to stop Mojave Desert solar energy project (Spokesman Review) 12/14/14

Defense bill passes, giving Native American sites to mining company (Huffington Post) 12/12/14

Colorado River tribes sue Interior, BLM to stop Blythe Solar Project (Indian Country Today) 12/10/14

Hoopa Tribe asks court to review Klamath relicensing petition (Siskiyou Daily News) 12/12/14

Climate injustice exposed on human rights day (Friends of the Earth International) 12/10/14

Helen Clark: Speech at high level event on Indigenous Peoples proposals to address climate change at UN Climate Change Conference (UNDP) 12/9/14

Obama names two tribes among 16 Climate Action Champions nationwide (Indian Country Today) 12/5/14

White House recognizes two tribes as Climate Action Champions (Indianz) 12/4/14

"They know their lands better than we do": Sally Jewell on Keystone XL opposition (Indian Country Today) 12/4/14

Federal authorities seek immediate halt to Osage Country wind development (Tulsa World) 12/4/14

Flood concerns may force Sauk-Suiattle Tribe to move reservation (Herald Net) 12/2/14

Court ruling hamstrings EPA attempts to block Pebble Mine with Clean Water Act (Indian Country Today) 11/28/14

Northwest tribal wetlands, recycling projects benefit from $31.8 million EPA grants (Indian Country Today) 11/28/14

Naomi Klein on how Canada's First Nations can take on the oil industry and win (National Geographic) 11/26/14

The Yavapai-Apache is protecting its river and its people (Indian Country Today) 11/24/14

National Center, DOE partner in minorities energy initiative (Indian Country Today) 11/22/14

Rosebud leaders on Keystone: "Test us- you'll see an Indian uprising" (Indian Country Today) 11/22/14

Lawsuit claims Osage Wind Project is breaking the law (News on 6) 11/21/14

Tribal head to speed North Dakota pipeline talks (Associated Press) 11/21/14 Rosebud Sioux tribe calls House Keystone XL passage an "act of war," vows legal action (Indian Country Today) 11/17/14

"Nay!": US Senate fails in attempt to force approval of Keystone XL pipeline (Common Dreams) 11/18/14

Montana tribe set to receive bison from Yellowstone National Park (Reuters) 11/13/14

Judge orders Osage County to approve wind farm development (National Wind Watch) 11/13/14

Gunnison sage grouse given federal protection in Colorado, Utah (Reuters) 11/12/14

Can mining and salmon coexist? (Sightline Daily) 11/10/14

Eastern Shoshone oppose grizzly bear delisting (Casper Star Tribune) 11/9/14

Opinion: Salmon are flourishing because of judge's orders (Oregon Live) 11/8/14

Oglala Sioux Tribe shuts down illegal mine (Indianz) 11/7/14

EPA awards $785,000 to Navajo Nations for leaking underground storage tank cleanup, compliance (EPA) 10/29/14

Keystone XL opponents will have a chance to be heard in South Dakota (Kearney Hub) 10/30/14

White House begins review of first-ever coal ash rule (Earth Justice) 10/28/14

Coast Salish unite against tripling capacity of Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline (Indian Country Today) 10/27/14

Tribes want Badger-Two Medicine oil leases canceled (Flathead News Group) 10/26/14

Choctaw tribe awarded $4 million wastewater grant (Meridian Star) 10/25/14

Native groups trying new ways of managing fish and game (Alaska Dispatch News) 10/24/14

Tribes: End oil leases in last 'religious bastion' (Great Falls Tribune) 10/24/14

U.S. tribes to Canada: Please don't allow Tar Sands Pipeline to pollute our waters (Think Progress) 10/23/14

Protecting a key Native American site from erosion (Indian Country Today) 10/22/14

EPA to spend $4.8 million on Nevadan Native American environmental projects (Review Journal) 10/15/14

Five Pacific Northwest tribes back habitat restoration plan for Portland harbor superfund site (Indian Country Today) 10/14/14

Dark side of the boom (Washington Post) 9/28/14

First-ever indigenous peoples' world conference concludes with focus on climate (UN News Centre) 9/23/14

Tribes from US, Canada sign bison treaty (Seattle Times) 9/23/14

Biggest climate march in history a watershed moment for Indigenous Peoples (Indian Country Today) 9/22/14

Tribes united against Keystone XL Pipeline (Indianz) 9/19/14

Tester delves into budget shortfalls plaguing tribal irrigation programs (Indian Country Today) 9/11/14

Tribes worried about Black Hills uranium mines (Indianz.com) 9/10/14

Fracking on tribal lands fracked by federal government (Oil & Gas Monitor) 9/5/14

Officials say oil ill effects reach MT reservation (Associated Press) 8/28/14

Lummi totem pole journey rallies voices against environmental destruction (Indian Country Today) 9/2/14

Swinomish study social and physical impacts of climate change with EPA grant (Indian Country Today) 9/2/14

Hundreds turn out to support Lummi journey against coal exports (Sierra Club) 8/29/14

Ruling requires native tribes' consent for energy projects [Canada] (SF Gate) 8/27/14

Moving back home together: Rarest native animals find haven on tribal lands (New York Times) 8/25/14

Tribal leaders will ask EPA to halt mining activity this week (Superior Telegram) 8/20/14

Alaska's uncertain food future: climate change in the Far North puts traditional food sources at risk (High Country News) 8/18/14

How one Pacific Northwest tribe is carving out a resistance to coal ? and winning (Grist Magazine) 8/15/14

Tribal protesters urge Secretary Jewell to stop Klamath River fish kill (Indybay) 8/13/14

Native Sun News: Tribes urged to ban fracking on reservations (Indianz) 8/12/14

Hoopa Valley Tribe: Interior Secretary turns her back on Klamath salmon (Indybay News) 7/30/14

EPA ruling may close Navajo Generating Station by 2044 (AZ Business Magazine) 7/28/14

Native energy: from fossil fuels below to renewables above (Rocky Mountain Institute) 7/22/14

EPA awards $5 million for research on climate change and tribal health (Indian Country Today) 7/23/14

EPA blocks giant Alaska mine to protect Bristol Bay salmon (Environment News Service) 7/18/14

Wisconsin tribes want federal review of mining proposals (WSAU-AM) 7/18/14

White House announces climate change initiatives (New York Times Online) 7/16/14

Obama announces grants to help deal with climate change (San Francisco Chronicle) 7/16/14

Moapa Paiute leader says tribe to expand solar on new land (Las Vegas Review Journal) 7/9/14

Pebble Mine: Alaska sides with mining corporation, tribes back EPA (High Country News) 7/9/14

North Dakota looks to extend pipelines through tribal land to reduce natural gas burn-offs (Roll Call) 7/8/14

Tribes seek to intervene in lawsuit over Pebble (Associated Press News) 7/4/14

Opinion: Climate change report shows threat to Native (Indianz) 6/20/14

Carbon standards for reservation plants delayed (AP) 6/3/14

CSKT testifies in support of amending the Tribal Energy Development Acts (Char-Koosta News) 5/24/14

Tribal efforts, influence on environmental policy grow (StarTribune) 5/24/14

Yakama fight to protect fishing sites from coal train terminals (Indian Country Today) 5/21/14

Forest County Potawatomi renewables program nets EPA Top 30 nod (Indian Country Today) 5/21/14

Judge says 19th-century tribal treaties don't apply to crude oil pipeline (Star Tribune Minneapolis RSS) 5/21/14

Muckleshoot Tribe urges rejection of genetically engineered salmon application (Intercontinental Cry) 5/21/14

Inslee weighs tenfold Increase in cancer risk for fish eaters (Indian Country Today) 5/12/14

Bird conservancy sues feds over wind turbine eagle-killing permits (Indian Country Today) 5/8/14

Climate disruptions hitting more and more tribal nations (Indian Country Today) 5/7/14

Indian rights activists say treaties give them a say on pipeline route (Star Tribune) 5/7/14

Opinion: Tear down "deadbeat dams" (New York Times) 5/7/14

EPA inspector to scrutinize Pebble Mine assessment (The Hill) 5/6/14

NV Energy proposes closing coal-fired power plants (Kansas City Star) 5/1/14

David v. Goliath: A tiny tribe takes on big energy (Al-Jazeera) 4/29/14

Alaska mine developers call on EPA to obey the law (Watchdog) 5/1/14

Empowering tribes to address energy needs and development opportunities (US Committee on Indian Affairs) 4/30/14

Brought together by pipeline fight, "Cowboys and Indians" heal old wounds (Resilience Mag) 4/25/14

Lawsuit over hatchery steelhead production appears resolved, but not the outcome sport anglers wanted (Seattle Times) 4/25/14

Keystone XL decision delayed yet again as State Department invokes Nebraska Court ruling (Indian Country Today) 4/21/14

Lummi will speak against proposed coal terminal (Logistic Guru) 4/21/14

Indian environmentalists battle Sandpiper Pipeline (Bemidji Pioneer) 4/18/14

Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine (Indianz.com) 4/18/14

Obama stymies oil and natural gas production on federal lands (Forbes) 4/17/14

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service streamlines National Eagle Repository rules (Indian Country Today) 4/15/14

Toxic waste violations lead to $5.15 billion settlement - largest in US history (Waste Management World) 4/8/14

Anadarko Petroleum fined billions for pollution across the US (Mint Press News) 4/8/14

Court declines to hear dispute over Mich. mine (Associated Press) 4/7/14

Native Americans and business leaders pressure White House to reject Keystone XL (Think Progress) 4/1/14

Opinion: The fight for Wisconsin's soul (New York Times) 3/29/14

North Dakota oil spill highlights gaps in regulation and oversight (Indian Country Today) 3/25/14

Osage wind project revived (National Wind Watch) 3/25/14

25 years after spill, Alaska town struggles back from "dead zone" (NPR) 3/24/14

Navajo Nation bets on coal (High Country News) 3/22/14

Salish Kootenai tribes will acquire Kerr Dam via arbitration (Indian Country Today) 3/21/14

The toxic legacy of Exxon Valdez (High Country News) 3/17/14

Drought forces some Native Americans to choose which tradition to save (Al-Jazeera) 3/20/14

Obama launches climate change database website to help communities cope (Indian Country Today) 3/19/14

US Crow tribe nets $655,000 for US hydro project ( New Energy World Network) 3/19/14

Indigenous vow: "We'll be dead or in prison before we allow" Keystone Pipeline (Alternet) 3/14/14

Secretary Jewell announces $3.2 million in grant awards for tribal energy and mineral developments (US Department of Interior) 3/14/14

Undermining the upper peninsula (Indian Country Today) 3/12/14

AFN to testify in congressional hearing on subsistence co-management (Alaska Federation of Natives) 3/12/14

Opinion: Facing pipelines and mines (The Circle News) 3/10/14

California governor signs $687 million drought relief bill (Indian Country Today) 3/1/14

EPA puts Pebble Mine on hold (National Geographic) 2/28/14

Pebble Mine opponents urge EPA to kill project (Alaska Public Media) 2/24/14

'Snapshots in time': Yurok Tribe receives grant for sea level rise research (Times Standard) 2/22/14

Judge cuts down state law enabling Keystone XL route through Nebraska (Indian Country Today) 2/20/14

Interior approves two Ivanpah Valley solar projects on Chemehuevi homelands (Indian Country Today) 2/20/14

Tribes plan last fight against pipeline (MSN) 2/19/14

360 scientists urge Environmental Protection Agency to quash Bristol Bay pebble mine (Indian Country Today) 2/14/14

Study highlights indigenous response to natural disaster (Bright Surf) 2/14/14

'Heating the Rez' aims to address propane crisis (Bismarck Tribune) 2/13/14

Kinder Morgan pipeline threatens ecology and economy of Salish tribes (Digital Journal) 2/13/14

Oglala Sioux tribe blasts uranium approval (Indianz) 2/12/14

Federal lawsuits seek to punch holes in $15 billion Las Vegas pipeline plan (Review Journal) 2/12/14

Native American groups vow to block Keystone XL Pipeline (RT) 2/6/14

Water authority, state engineer appeal pipeline ruling (Review Journal) 2/6/14

USDA's seven climate change hubs include two in Indian Country (Indian Country Today) 2/5/14

Hoopa Valley tribe declares drought emergency as California dries out (Indian Country Today) 2/4/14

Unit Corp. sues over oil lease in Oklahoma (News OK) 1/28/14

Feds declare Salmon fishery disaster for Washington tribes (OPB) 1/28/14

BIA grants will boost tribal preparedness and resilience to climate change (Red Lake Nation News) 1/15/14

U.S. court delivers a major blow to Arctic drilling (Salon) 1/23/14

DC Circuit strikes down EPA's rule on certain Indian lands (Indianz.com) 1/20/14

Pebble Mine near Alaska's Bristol Bay could be environmentally devastating, EPA says (Grist) 1/16/14

Hopi lawsuit against wastewater snowmaking gets green light in Arizona (High Country News) 1/16/14

Crow & Lummi, dirty coal & clean fishing (Indian Country Today) 1/15/14

State of Wyoming petition to EPA angers tribes (Wyoming Tribune) 1/11/14

Coal ships and tribal fishing grounds (Indian Country Today) 1/9/14

Flathead fishery dispute continues (Independent Register) 1/8/14

Navajo Nation is coal country as mine sale is finalized (Indian Country Today) 1/6/14

EPA says Wind River reservation can monitor air quality (Indian Country Today) 1/5/14

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