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Filed Under: Environment | National
EPA investigates refinery incident at request of Swinomish Tribe (02/24)
Elderly and young members had trouble breathing due to strange odors from the Shell refinery and some ended up in the hospital.

Filed Under: National | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (02/23)
Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.

Filed Under: Environment
New Mexico tribe worries about water pollution from big city (02/19)
The tribe has had to stop using the Rio Grande River for ceremonies at certain times due to pollution from neighboring Albuquerque.

Filed Under: Canada | Environment | Law | National | Politics
EPA decision anticipated on mine opposed by Alaska Natives (02/16)
The Pebble Mine would be one of the largest gold-mining operations in the world.

Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: 'Moccasins on the Ground' against Keystone (02/13)
Keystone XL resisters announced a civil-disobedience and direct-action training at the Lakota Community Center in the Cheyenne River Indian homelands, February 20-22.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Oil flares lighting up North Dakota tribe's skies (02/09)
Welcome to Mandaree, the segment of the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation that extracts the most oil in the Bakken Formation’s fracking frenzy.

Filed Under: Canada | Environment | National | Politics
EPA urges another look at emissions from Keystone XL Pipeline (02/04)
President Obama has said greenhouse gas emissions will be a factor in his decision on the permit for the project.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribal college geologist tackles uranium mine (01/30)
Uranium mining in the southern Black Hills compromises water supplies, according to expert testimony by Oglala Lakota College Department Co-Chair Hannan LaGarry.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Lawsuit tests boundaries of Wind River Reservation in Wyoming (01/20)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe want treatment as state status from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Allies unite over uranium cleanup in New Mexico (01/05)
Jonnie and Milton Head’s granddaughter won’t bring her children to visit them at their home here in the Bluewater Valley.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dean Suagee: EPA's Clean Power Plan affects Indian Country (11/26)
Attorney urges Indian Country to take a closer look at the Clean Power Plan.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Editorial: Yakama Nation must disclose plans for clean water (11/25)
Newspaper calls on the Environmental Protection Agency and the Yakama Nation to meet soon to discuss the tribe's clean water plans.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Bill Richardson: Indian Country feels effects of climate change (11/20)
A former Congressman, governor and Energy Secretary says Clean Power Plan will help tribes address the impacts of climate change.

Filed Under: National | Opinion | Politics
National Congress of American Indians set to open convention (10/27)
Several Cabinet secretaries will be making appearances at this year's meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Omaha Tribe signs agreement with EPA to improve utility services (08/29)
The Omaha Tribal Utility Commission agreed to make about $1 million in improvements to drinking and wastewater systems and to its trash collection program.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Heather Kendall-Miller: GOP candidate a threat to Native rights (08/26)
Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan’s record is clear: he is a staunch opponent of Native rights.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Laguna Pueblo still affected by uranium mine (08/25)
Even if authorities meet demands to ban new uranium mines until abandoned ones are cleaned up no amount of effort can reclaim the cultural losses the mining has imposed to date on the Laguna, Acoma, Zuni, Hopi and Navajo people of the Four Corners area.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Uranium mining leaves a long-lasting legacy on Navajo Nation (08/11)
The Arizona Republic ran a three-part series on the toxic legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.

Filed Under: Environment
MPR: Fond du Lac Band asks EPA for strong air quality standard (08/08)
The tribe is seeking a Class I designation for the reservation under the Clean Air Act.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes discuss water concerns at conference (08/01)
Coinciding with a Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance conference about concerns for the Missouri River and Ogallala Aquifer on July 23-24, the U.S. EPA issued a new Policy on Environmental Justice.

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