Category Archives: Environmental

Hoopa Sues US over Failure to Consult re: Southern Oregon/Northern California Coastal (SONCC) Coho Salmon

Here is the complaint in Hoopa Valley Tribe v. Ross (N.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint

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News Profile on Line 5 and Tribal Treaty Rights

Here is “‘We were here first’: Tribes say Line 5 pipeline tunnel ignores treaty rights.”

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New Scholarship on Indian Treaty Rights and Fossil-Fuel Exports Projects in the Pacific Northwest

Michael C. Blumm & Jeffrey Litwak have posted “Democratizing Treaty Fishing Rights: Denying Fossil-Fuel Exports Projects in the Pacific Northwest,” forthcoming in the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Review, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Indian treaty fishing rights … Continue reading

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New Scholarship by Jeanette Wolfley on Indian Tribes and the Energy Industry

Jeanette Wolfley has published “Embracing Engagement: The Challenges and Opportunities for the Energy Industry and Tribal Nations on Projects Affecting Tribal Rights and Off-Reservation Lands” in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.  

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Sturgeon v. Frost II Background Materials

Merits Briefs: Petitioner’s Brief States’ Amicus Brief Respondents’ Brief Alaska Amicus Brief National Parks Conservation Association Amicus Brief Law Professors’ Brief Alaska Native Subsistence Users Amicus Brief Cert Stage Briefs: Cert Petition Alaska Amicus Brief in Support of Cert Petition … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses NEPA Suit re: Osage Mineral Estate

Here are the materials in Persimmon Ridge LLC v. Zinke (N.D. Okla.): 18 Amended Complaint 21 US Motion to Dismiss 25 Persimmon Response 28 Reply 42 DCT Order

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Arizona SCT Oral Argument Video in Hopi Tribe v. Arizona Snowbowl

Here. Prior posts here.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms in Pakootas v. Teck Caminco Metals

Here is the opinion. Briefs here.

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Bay Mills Objections to Modified Consent Decree in United States v. Enbridge

Here: consent-decree-objections-9-13-18.pdf

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Michigan Radio Articles on Line 5

Here is “Commenters oppose new Line 5 anchor supports, accuse state of ignoring concerns.” And “Animation: Watch Line 5 accumulate 147 anchor supports in 16 years.“

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