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Campbell to give update on Indian energy legislation

Retired Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) will give an update on Indian energy legislation at a conference in Las Vegas today.

In the 108th Congress, Campbell backed a measure to make it easier for tribes to develop their land. The bill would have limited the Interior Department's role in approving energy projects.

Now working as an Indian affairs adviser for the Holland & Knight firm, Campbell says Indian lands have the potential for major development. He will speak at the "Tribal Energy in the Southwest" conference.

An Indian title is expected to be included in the broad energy policy legislation being considered by Congress this year. The bill has failed in the past due to objections over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Expertise, funds limit tribal lands' energy push (The Denver Post 4/7)

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