We noted last November that the Pawnee Nation sued the Dept. of Interior in federal district court to challenge the approval of federal oil and gas leases on tribal lands here.
Today, several news agencies here, here, and here report that the Pawnee Nation has sued 27 oil and gas companies in the Pawnee Nation Tribal Court for damage caused by earthquakes. Earthquakes have been associated with wastewater injection practices used in conjunction with hydraulic fracking. Last September, the Pawnee Nation suffered damage to historic buildings due to a 5.6 magnitude earthquake.
We’ll post a copy of the complaint as soon as it becomes available.