More: fracking

Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands
Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands (April 1, 2019)

A 'landmark' ruling against energy development is being credited to tribes who secured victories in court.


Tribal citizens protest Trump's environmental rollbacks
Tribal citizens protest Trump's environmental rollbacks (September 27, 2018)

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation residents, who live at the center of oil fracking fields, were among the first critics of the Trump administration's environmental proposals.


Trump administration plans drilling on ancestral tribal territory
Trump administration plans drilling on ancestral tribal territory (July 26, 2018)

The Trump administration will allow oil and gas drilling on ancestral territory in New Mexico despite pledges to seek additional views from tribes.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory
Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory (June 5, 2018)

Tribal leaders are hailing legislation to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new energy development.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Energy company still hostile to indigenous interests
Doug George-Kanentiio: Energy company still hostile to indigenous interests (May 21, 2018)

The Mohawk people can abide by our ancestral morals and reject a deal with the Enbridge energy company.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe slams 'DAPL-type' project
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe slams 'DAPL-type' project (April 3, 2018)

Concerns about pollution and damage to sacred sites prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to demand consultation on fracking activities in treaty territory.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists battle Trump over fracking
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists battle Trump over fracking (February 1, 2018)

A coalition of tribal and environmental groups are fighting the Trump administration's attempt to repeal a rule designed to address the harmful effects of fracking on federal and tribal lands.


Trump administration withdraws fracking standards for Indian Country
Trump administration withdraws fracking standards for Indian Country (July 24, 2017)

In a victory for a handful of energy-producing tribes, the Trump administration is rescinding a rule that established hydraulic fracturing standards in Indian Country.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations (May 12, 2017)

A grassroots organization on the Ft. Berthold Reservation has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that deregulation of environmental protections is unacceptable from the viewpoint of social justice.


Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL
Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL (March 28, 2017)

The Trump administration is charting a new course in energy policy, even if it's at the expense of Indian Country's interests.


Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties
Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties (January 27, 2017)

Updated rules on methane capture at oil and gas wells will cut tribes’ air pollution while boosting their royalties by as much as $1.9 million a year.


Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation
Southern Ute Tribe settles lawsuit over federal fracking regulation (November 4, 2016)

The tribe will serve as the primary regulatory of hydraulic fracturing on its reservation in Colorado.


Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy
Ute Tribe goes ignored again as lawmakers host field hearing on energy (October 3, 2016)

The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.


Dwaine Perry: Ramapough Lunaape Nation marches for justice
Dwaine Perry: Ramapough Lunaape Nation marches for justice (July 25, 2016)

We don't see climate change as a warning, but more a ticking clock, and the time for action is late.


Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years
Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years (July 14, 2016)

The bill includes increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service but Democrats say it falls short of the true needs.


Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country
Amendment seeks to outlaw fracking regulation in Indian Country (July 13, 2016)

Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.


Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention (July 8, 2016)

The draft of the document includes the most expansive and detailed language to date regarding self-determination, land-into-trust, Native languages, sacred sites and other key concerns.


White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country
White House defends fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (June 23, 2016)

The controversial regulation is already before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge issued an injunction sought by the Ute Tribe, states and the energy industry.


Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country
Judge invalidates fracking standards imposed on Indian Country (June 22, 2016)

The Ute Tribe of Utah convinced the judge of the Bureau of Land Management's lack of authority to regulate the energy processing technique.


Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking (May 17, 2016)

A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.


Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country
Ute Tribe disputes legality of BLM fracking rule in Indian Country (April 21, 2016)

The tribe is part of a lawsuit that could result in the invalidation of the controversial hydraulic fracturing regulation.


Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking
Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking (April 12, 2016)

Some tribes and tribal activists support a ban on the controversial energy-processing technique but others want to be able to regulate it.


Oklahoma named at highest risk of human-induced earthquakes
Oklahoma named at highest risk of human-induced earthquakes (March 29, 2016)

Hydraulic fracturing has put Oklahoma at the top of a list of states with the highest risk of human-induced earthquakes in 2016.


Native Sun News: Tribal activist welcomes pledge to curb fracking
Native Sun News: Tribal activist welcomes pledge to curb fracking (March 21, 2016)

Lisa DeVille lauded U.S-Canadian joint vows to curb toxic methane flaring from fracking operations, such as those that plague the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Tribes.


Native Sun News: North Dakota tribal members vent about fracking
Native Sun News: North Dakota tribal members vent about fracking (March 4, 2016)

While members of Ft. Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights, or POWER, prepared to testify about gas flaring in oil fracking operations on federal and tribal lands, they urged the public to send comments to strengthen regulations.


Turtle Mountain Band moved fast to ban fracking on reservation
Turtle Mountain Band moved fast to ban fracking on reservation (January 21, 2016)

Tribal women led the charge after studying the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on water and the environment.


Native Sun News: Voters say no to waste dump near Pine Ridge
Native Sun News: Voters say no to waste dump near Pine Ridge (January 11, 2016)

Voters nixed a proposed frack waste dump in Fall River County, adjacent to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


Native Sun News: Court backs vote on dump near Pine Ridge
Native Sun News: Court backs vote on dump near Pine Ridge (December 18, 2015)

Residents rejoiced when the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that ballots will be counted on a referendum aimed to prevent a toxic and radioactive oil fracking waste dump in Fall River County, adjacent to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


DOI files appeal for fracking rule that applies to Indian Country
DOI files appeal for fracking rule that applies to Indian Country (December 11, 2015)

The controversial regulation imposes hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands but some tribes say it shouldn't apply to their reservations.


Environmental groups file appeal over disputed BLM fracking rule
Environmental groups file appeal over disputed BLM fracking rule (December 4, 2015)

The Ute Tribe, four states and energy industry groups secured an injunction that prevents the Obama administration from imposing hydraulic fracturing standards on public and Indian lands.


Native Sun News: Tribal member speaks out against fracking
Native Sun News: Tribal member speaks out against fracking (November 27, 2015)

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara tribal member Lisa DeVille was among the first to testify on the dangers of uncontrolled fracking flares following the EPA’s recent extension until Dec. 4 of a deadline for public comment on new oil-and-gas industry pollution rules.


Republicans push controversial Indian energy bill through House
Republicans push controversial Indian energy bill through House (October 9, 2015)

The lopsided vote on the Native American Energy Act came after Republicans fell into disarray due to leadership issues on Capitol Hill.


White House blasts Native American Energy Act ahead of vote
White House blasts Native American Energy Act ahead of vote (October 8, 2015)

The Office of Management and Budget issued a statement of administration against a stand-alone Indian bill for the first time since President Barack Obama took office.


Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking rule
Ute Tribe and states win injunction against new BLM fracking rule (October 1, 2015)

The ruling raises serious doubts about the Obama administration's rationale for asserting authority in Indian Country.


Haskell students to study fracking on North Dakota reservation
Haskell students to study fracking on North Dakota reservation (July 28, 2015)

Mary Iorio and Joshua Cunningham want to know how hydraulic fracturing has affected water supplies on the reservation.


Judge delays BLM's fracking regulation for another month
Judge delays BLM's fracking regulation for another month (July 21, 2015)

The Obama administration sought the delay in order to respond to a lawsuit from the energy industry and four states.


House to resume consideration of Interior appropriations measure
House to resume consideration of Interior appropriations measure (July 7, 2015)

President Barack Obama is threatening to veto H.R.2822 due to lower funding levels and controversial policy riders.


Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule
Senate appropriations bill shields tribes from BLM fracking rule (June 26, 2015)

The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.


Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulation
Federal judge puts temporary hold on BLM's fracking regulation (June 24, 2015)

The move came as the Ute Tribe of Utah announced that it will join the fight against the controversial standards.


White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs
White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (June 24, 2015)

The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.


Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservation
Southern Ute Tribe loses bid to stop fracking rule on reservation (June 23, 2015)

A federal judge denied a motion for a temporary restraining order but will proceed to the merits of the case.


Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservation
Southern Ute Tribe sues to block fracking rule on reservation (June 22, 2015)

The rule is set to go into effect on Wednesday but could be blocked by court action of Congress.


House appropriations bill blocks fracking rule in Indian Country
House appropriations bill blocks fracking rule in Indian Country (June 17, 2015)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) introduced the rider to stop the enforcement of a regulation that covers public and Indian lands.


Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe sees growth in fracking wells
Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe sees growth in fracking wells (June 17, 2015)

The reservation is home to more than 1,000 active fracking wells and has experienced two major toxic brine water spills from associated pipelines during the past one-year period.


Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe hit with another brine spill
Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe hit with another brine spill (May 21, 2015)

While watchdogs Walter and Lisa DeVille were calling attention to truckloads of sewage being discharged on the edge of Lake Sakakawea, not far away a frack-water spill dumped 220,000 gallons of toxic brine on the Ft. Berthold Reservation.


Authorities look into brine spill on North Dakota reservation
Authorities look into brine spill on North Dakota reservation (May 19, 2015)

The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating Clean Water Act violations. The U.S. Attorney's Office is also looking into the spill of 1 million gallons.


Native Sun News: Comments sought on North Dakota pipeline
Native Sun News: Comments sought on North Dakota pipeline (May 19, 2015)

People have until May 20 to comment on a private oil-and-gas pipeline system on the floor of Lake Sakakawea, the colossal Missouri River reservoir that runs through a wide swath of the Ft. Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.


Jay Daniels: There's a whole lotta shaking going on in Oklahoma
Jay Daniels: There's a whole lotta shaking going on in Oklahoma (April 30, 2015)

In one recent day, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.


Editorial: DOI's new fracking regulations strike the right balance
Editorial: DOI's new fracking regulations strike the right balance (April 1, 2015)

The Interior Department understandably wants to ensure that its standards for oil and gas operations conducted on public land, which haven’t been updated in decades, reflect the reality of the fracking boom and allay concerns about water contamination near well sites.


Opinion: Don't include Indian Country in BLM fracking regulation
Opinion: Don't include Indian Country in BLM fracking regulation (March 30, 2015)

Even as the economic recovery continues, native people continue to experience roughly double the unemployment rate of the nation.


Interior Department includes tribal land in fracking regulation
Interior Department includes tribal land in fracking regulation (March 20, 2015)

The controversial rule treats Indian land and public lands as the same.


Native Sun News: Oil spill threatens North Dakota tribe's water
Native Sun News: Oil spill threatens North Dakota tribe's water (March 18, 2015)

It wasn’t until two years ago that the families in this rural community of 600 were able to connect to running supplies of drinking water.


Native Sun News: Tribe keeps wraps on tests of water after spill
Native Sun News: Tribe keeps wraps on tests of water after spill (March 9, 2015)

Lisa DeVille and her husband Walter conducted independent water tests in Lake Sakakawea after frac waste spilled into the Bear Den drainage on Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation’s stretch of the Missouri River watershed in July.


Editorial: New York governor makes right decision to ban fracking
Editorial: New York governor makes right decision to ban fracking (December 18, 2014)

It was impossible to declare that hydraulic fracturing is safe for the environment or human health.


Winona LaDuke: Fracking bans needed across Indian Country
Winona LaDuke: Fracking bans needed across Indian Country (October 9, 2014)

It is time for a fracked oil and gas moratorium on Ft. Berthold and Standing Rock reservations.


Native Sun News: Tribes urged to ban fracking on reservations
Native Sun News: Tribes urged to ban fracking on reservations (August 12, 2014)

Last Real Indians and Honor the Earth are among Native American organizations calling for pressure on tribal councils to approve anti-fracking resolutions.


Jay Daniels: Concerns about fracking lie with disposal of waste
Jay Daniels: Concerns about fracking lie with disposal of waste (June 26, 2014)

Jay Daniels discusses the concerns surrounding hydraulic fracturing, a controversial energy-processing technique that's commonly known as fracking.


Energy company vows complete disclosure of fracking fluids
Energy company vows complete disclosure of fracking fluids (April 25, 2014)

Baker Hughes said it will provide complete disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.


Kent Blansett: The Red Power movement continues on
Kent Blansett: The Red Power movement continues on (January 16, 2014)

Kent Blansett traces the modern Indian rights movement, including Idle No More in Canada.


Doug George-Kanentiio: The vibrations of the deer antlers
Doug George-Kanentiio: The vibrations of the deer antlers (January 10, 2014)

When Sonkwiateson walked upon the earth he found there was a need to create animated life.