Dynamic Homes
Advertise:   ads@blueearthmarketing.com   712.224.5420

Environment
Tribes hope to tap into natural energy resources


Tribes in the Rocky Mountain region are seeking to develop their natural energy resources in hopes of generating jobs and revenues and taking more control of their destines.

The Chippewa Cree Tribe in Montana wants to create its own energy company in order to keep more oil and gas royalties. The tribe also wants to build a $90 million ethanol fuel plant.

The Gros Ventre and Assiniboine tribes on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana are offering oil and gas leases for the first time in decades. The Crow Tribe, also in Montana, is encouraging more development on the reservation.

Indian Country supplies about 10 percent of the nation's energy supply. The federal government says there may be more untapped potential.

Get the Story:
US Indian tribes eye Rocky Mountain energy plans (Reuters 2/27)

National Energy Bill:
Energy Policy Act of 2005 (H.R.6)

Related Stories:
Tom Daschle: Opportunity for tribes and energy (02/16)
DOI meeting on energy rights-of-way on tribal lands (2/13)
NCAI's Hall praises Senate passage of energy bill (06/29)
Campbell to give update on Indian energy legislation (04/07)
DOI to hold series of Indian energy meetings (01/06)
Federal Register: DOI meetings on Indian energy (12/09)
Wind turbine project a go on California reservation (03/21)
Rosebud Sioux Tribe finishes first wind turbine (01/21)
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe developing wind farm (12/07)
Fond du Lac Band explores alternative energy (11/29)
Oglala Lakota College turns to wind energy (11/22)
California tribes to host large wind power plant (10/04)
Senate Republicans scale back energy legislation (2/11)
Tauzin to retire from House as energy bill scaled back (02/04)
Editorial: Reform DOI, not the trust responsibility (11/26)
GOP leaders release second draft of energy bill (09/30)
Navajo Nation's Shirley slams energy bill (7/22)
Senate takes up Indian energy title (6/12)
Navajo Nation opposes energy bill (6/6)
Indian energy title adopted without changes (04/30)
Tribes weigh effects of energy legislation on trust (03/20)
Navajo Nation tussles with new trust 'philosophy' (03/20)
Interior opposes oversight in energy bill (03/20)
High court ruling makes 'passive' trustee of U.S. (3/5)