2023 Environmental Protection & Climate Change News Stories

Native American Tribes get funding for bison restoration (Public News Service) 9/20/2023

Judge dismissed charges against activists accused of disrupting Enbridge Line 3 (Red Lake Nation News) 9/19/2023

States are criminalizing environmental protest (Sierra Magazine) 9/17/2023

Three Oregon Tribes receive over $1 million from EPA for environmental improvement projects (KCBY 11 Oregon) 9/14/2023

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe rejects DAPL environmental impact statement (Native News Online) 9/13/2023

The All Pueblo Council of Governors to travel to Washington to advocate for preservation of the Chaco Canyon sacred landscape (Native News Online) 9/9/2023

Feds leave future of Dakota Access pipeline's controversial river crossing unclear in draft review (ABC News) 9/8/2023

Dept. of the Interior cancels all oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; protects 13 million acres in National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (Native News Online) 9/7/2023

FEMA works with tribal leaders after tropical storm Hilary hits Indian Country (Native News Online) 8/23/2023

Nevada senators secure over $800k for tribal communities to combat climate change and protect the environment (NBC News 4 Reno) 8/15/2023

Young environmental activists prevail in first-of-its-kind climate change trial (ICT) 8/11/2023

U.S. and Canada negotiate future of Columbia River in Seattle (Anchorage Daily News) 8/11/2023

Where sustaining the forest also sustains a tribal economy (Yes) 8/11/2023

EPA finalizes plan to restore contaminated drinking water at mine site on tribal land (KNAU Arizona Public Radio) 8/3/2023

Haaland makes climate crisis stop on road to healing (Native News Online) 7/31/2023

Tribe fights to preserve California coastline — and its own culture (Washington Post) 7/29/2023

Navajo Nation declares state of emergency due to extreme heat (Arizona Mirror) 7/28/2023

State asks U.S. Supreme Court to reverse EPA’s veto of Pebble Mine (Alaska Public Media) 7/26/2023

Biden-Harris administration investing to support tribes dealing with climate crisis (ABC News 4 South Carolina) 7/19/2023

Appeals court denies bid by environmentalists and tribes to block lithium mine near Oregon-Nevada border (Oregon Public Broadcasting) 7/17/2023

Tribes object. But a federal ruling approves construction of the largest lithium mine (NPR) 7/17/2023

In Alaska, tribal governments push for larger conservation role (Arctic Today) 7/5/2023

‘This water needs to be protected’: California tribe calls for preservation of Tulare Lake (Los Angeles Times) 6/27/2023

Yurok Tribe signs historic MOU to restore salmon habitat in region (Native News Online) 6/27/2023

Enbridge ordered to end operations on tribal lands in Wisconsin (Native News Online) 6/20/2023

US Army Corps revokes permit for Minnesota mine, cites threat to downstream tribe's water standards (ABC News) 6/6/2023

Could the Bad River get worse? Wisconsin Native tribe says yes. (Christian Science Monitor) 5/18/2023

Powering Indigenous energy (fast & fair) (Indian Country Today) 5/15/2023

EPA proposes mercury reductions for taconite plants after decades of urging from tribes (Native News Online) 5/15/2023

Riverbank erosion prompts Wisconsin band to ask for emergency shutdown of Line 5 (Niagara Falls Review) 5/9/2023

Kivalina fights climate disasters amid Arctic Sea ice loss and storms (TerraDaily) 4/27/2023

Scramble for clean energy metals confronted by calls to respect Indigenous rights (Native News Online) 4/22/2023

Indigenous leaders: Planetary health and Indigenous health are interdependent (High Country News) 4/19/2023

Michigan tribes, others file grievance with UN over Line 5 project (Public News Service) 4/17/2023

Michigan, Wisconsin and Canadian tribes come together to fight Line 5 (Detroit Free Press) 4/8/2023

3 Southwest Alaska Native tribes sue feds, seeking to block Donlin Mine (Alaska Public Media) 4/7/2023

Army Corps extends environmental review of Michigan pipeline tunnel (The Hill) 3/24/2023

The Willow project is part of a larger trend: energy colonialism (High Country News) 3/16/2023

Tribal stewards: A river restoration for the record books (MSU Extension) 3/7/2023

EPA issues long-awaited final determination halting Pebble mine (Anchorage Daily News) 2/1/2023

EPA uses rare veto to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, kill Pebble Mine (Native News Online) 1/31/2023

What a long, strange trip to kill four dams (Camas-Washougal Post-Record) 1/19/2023

How far can $25 million go to relocate a community that’s disappearing into Alaska’s melting permafrost? (High Country News) 1/18/2023

Tribal nations receive federal relocation grants to escape the effects of climate change (Fairfield Sun Times) 1/7/2023

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