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Former Moapa Band chairman William Anderson passes on at age 44
Former Moapa Band chairman William Anderson passes on at age 44 (February 2, 2018)

William Milton Anderson, a former chairman of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, passed away on January 28. He was 44.


Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations
Secretary Zinke goes against tribal interests with monument recommendations (September 18, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior is urging President Donald Trump to reduce the boundaries of monuments supported by tribes, according a previously secret memo.


Moapa Band wins federal approval for another solar energy plant
Moapa Band wins federal approval for another solar energy plant (September 16, 2016)

The Nevada tribe has almost completed one solar facility and two more are in the works.


Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation
Moapa Band clears hurdle for another solar project on reservation (March 10, 2016)

The Aiya Solar Project consists of a solar photovoltaic facility capable of generating up to 100 megawatts of power.


Moapa Band receives $4.3M from settlement with power plant
Moapa Band receives $4.3M from settlement with power plant (October 16, 2015)

Tribal members have suffered from asthma, respiratory illnesses and other health problems that they attribute to pollution from the Reid Gardner Generating Station.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee weighs seven bills at hearing
Senate Indian Affairs Committee weighs seven bills at hearing (October 5, 2015)

All seven of the bills on the agenda focus on land-into-trust issues for tribes in California, Nevada and Oregon.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on seven bills
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on seven bills (September 28, 2015)

All seven of the bills on the agenda focus on land-into-trust issues for tribes in California, Nevada and Oregon.


Moapa Band reaches $4.3M settlement for power plant pollution
Moapa Band reaches $4.3M settlement for power plant pollution (July 31, 2015)

Residents of the reservation blame asthma, respiration illnesses and other health problems on the Reid Gardner Generating Station in Nevada.


Moapa Band to host Further Future music festival next month
Moapa Band to host Further Future music festival next month (April 22, 2015)

The organizers moved the event to the reservation after two federal agencies denied permits to use public roads to access a different site.


Moapa Band loses bid for $438M solar facility on reservation
Moapa Band loses bid for $438M solar facility on reservation (October 31, 2014)

The project would have allowed an energy company to retire a coal-fired power plant next to the reservation.


Opinion: Help Moapa Band bring solar energy to more consumers
Opinion: Help Moapa Band bring solar energy to more consumers (October 28, 2014)

Rep. Steven Horsford (D) urges support for an energy agreement between the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and a coal-fired power plant.


Disaster declared after Moapa Paiute Reservation hit by flooding
Disaster declared after Moapa Paiute Reservation hit by flooding (September 11, 2014)

Nearly 200 people were evacuated from their homes as the storm hit but there were no reports of injuries.


Moapa Paiute Tribe evacuates more than 100 due to flash floods
Moapa Paiute Tribe evacuates more than 100 due to flash floods (September 9, 2014)

At least a half-dozen homes were flooded on the reservation while travelers were taking refuge at the tribe's travel plaza.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee supports bills for Nevada tribes
Senate Indian Affairs Committee supports bills for Nevada tribes (August 1, 2014)

Bills benefit the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and six other tribes in the state.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting
Senate Indian Affairs Committee passes seven bills at meeting (July 31, 2014)

There was little discussion on the bills as all were non-controversial.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets business meeting on bills
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets business meeting on bills (July 28, 2014)

Bills affect Native languages, land-into-trust for tribes in Montana, Nevada and Mexico and a governance issue for the Miami Nation of Oklahoma.


Moapa Band asks Congress to pass bill to add land to reservation
Moapa Band asks Congress to pass bill to add land to reservation (July 10, 2014)

Chairwoman Aletha Tom says land will be used for housing, recreation, cultural purposes and renewable energy development.


Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on five bills
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on five bills (July 9, 2014)

The bills address land-into-trust, mineral rights and water rights issues for tribes in Arizona, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico.


Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on bills (July 7, 2014)

Five bills affecting land-into-trust, mineral rights and water rights are on the agenda.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs plans four hearings in July
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs plans four hearings in July (June 30, 2014)

Hearings scheduled on five bills, Cobell land buy-back program, Indian gaming and natural disasters.


Sen. Reid sponsors bills to place land in trust for Nevada tribes
Sen. Reid sponsors bills to place land in trust for Nevada tribes (June 18, 2014)

Eight tribes would receive about 120,000 acres in trust.


Al Jazeera: Moapa Band blames coal plant for health problems
Al Jazeera: Moapa Band blames coal plant for health problems (April 30, 2014)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada is suing an energy company and the Environmental Protection Agency over a coal-fired power plant next to the reservation.


Column: Moapa Band makes good deal for solar energy panels
Column: Moapa Band makes good deal for solar energy panels (April 10, 2014)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada used a High Energy Cost Grant from the Agriculture Department to install solar arrays at a tribal business.


Moapa Band celebrates completion of  $2.4M solar power project
Moapa Band celebrates completion of $2.4M solar power project (April 8, 2014)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada has completed a $4.2 million solar energy project.


Moapa Band set to start construction on big solar power plant
Moapa Band set to start construction on big solar power plant (August 14, 2013)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada expects to start work on a large-scale solar energy facility this fall.


Moapa Band sues energy company over waste at power facility
Moapa Band sues energy company over waste at power facility (August 9, 2013)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada filed suit against an energy company that operates a coal-fired power plant next to the reservation.


White House Blog: Moapa Band turns to renewable energy
White House Blog: Moapa Band turns to renewable energy (June 26, 2013)

David Agnew, the director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, discusses solar energy plans of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada.


Moapa  Band hosts 16-mile walk to promote renewable energy
Moapa Band hosts 16-mile walk to promote renewable energy (April 23, 2013)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada held a 16-mile walk on Saturday to promote clean energy. The "Coal to Clean Energy" began at the NV Energy coal-fired power...


Moapa Band to file second lawsuit over coal-fired power plant
Moapa Band to file second lawsuit over coal-fired power plant (March 26, 2013)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada says it will file another lawsuit that targets a coal-fired power plant next to the reservation. The tribe plans to sue the...


Moapa Band's new  law enforcement department stays busy
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Moapa Band's new law enforcement department stays busy (January 30, 2013)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada has a small but growing police force that manages to stay busy. The tribe has 10 officer that patrol the 75,000-acre reservation....


Moapa Band files lawsuit over EPA standards at coal fired plant
Moapa Band files lawsuit over EPA standards at coal fired plant (October 23, 2012)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over pollution standards that affect a coal-fired power plant next to the reservation. NV Energy's coal-fired...


Moapa Band plans another solar energy project on reservation
Moapa Band plans another solar energy project on reservation (August 29, 2012)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada is planning another solar energy project on its reservation. The tribe recently won approval for a 350 megawatt facility on 2,000 acres....


Blog: Moapa Band solar energy project promises employment
Blog: Moapa Band solar energy project promises employment (July 19, 2012)

"Recently the Obama administration approved a record breaking 350 megawatt solar project on tribal land. The massive solar project will be constructed on 2,000 acres of the Moapa Band Paiute...


Indian Country is disproportionately impacted by energy facilities
Indian Country is disproportionately impacted by energy facilities (July 5, 2012)

About 10 percent of all power plants in the U.S. are located within 20 miles of reservations, according to an analysis by the Associated Press.


Moapa Band secures DOI approval to build large solar power plant
Moapa Band secures DOI approval to build large solar power plant (June 22, 2012)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada won approval from the Interior Department to build a large-scale solar power plant on the reservation. The 350-megawatt solar plant will be...


Editorial: Moapa Band deserves protection from power plant
Editorial: Moapa Band deserves protection from power plant (May 9, 2012)

"The stated mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is “to protect human health and the environment.” Unfortunately, it’s failing miserably as its mission relates to the tiny Moapa...


Moapa Band gets EPA hearing on power plant by reservation
Moapa Band gets EPA hearing on power plant by reservation (May 3, 2012)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada continues to battle a coal-fired power plant next to the reservation. Tribal members staged a 50-mile walk last month to raise awareness...


Moapa Band starts 50-mile walk to protest power plant
Moapa Band starts 50-mile walk to protest power plant (April 20, 2012)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians is leading a 50-mile march to protest a power plant next to the reservation. The march starts on the reservation today and ends at...


Blog: Moapa Band  battles pollution at coal-fired power plant
Blog: Moapa Band battles pollution at coal-fired power plant (February 15, 2012)

"For almost 50 years, the Moapa Piaute Band has been living near one of the dirtiest coal plants in the nation, getting exposed to dangerous levels of noxious gases, coal...


William Anderson: Moapa Band deals with    power plant pollution
William Anderson: Moapa Band deals with power plant pollution (December 5, 2011)

"I think it’s fair to say that most of the Washington, D.C., politicians attacking clean-air safeguards don’t have the same view out their front windows as the families in my...


Moapa Band sues to stop expansion of landfill at power plant
Moapa Band sues to stop expansion of landfill at power plant (October 11, 2011)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit on Monday aimed at stopping the expansion of a landfill at a power plant next to the...