Category Archives: Environmental

Federal Court Orders Environmental Review of DAPL

Here is the opinion and order in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (D.D.C.): Doc. 238 Order on Summary Judgment Motions Doc. 239 Memorandum Opinion on Cross Motions for Partial Summary Judgment

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NARF Statement on Bears Ears Interim Report

Here. Last night we retweeted statements from the Bears Ear Coalition and Senator Udall.

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Secretary Zinke Submits 45 Day Interim Report on Bears Ears National Monument

Press release here. Press coverage stating there were more than 55,000 public comments left regarding Bears Ears here. The press release states the comment period on Bears Ears will now be left open until July 10. There are more than 155,000 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Wisconsin Oneida Suit over Renewable Energy

Here are the materials in Oneida Seven Generations Corporation v. City of Green Bay (E.D. Wis.): 10 Green Bay Motion to Dismiss 14 Opposition to 10 17 Reply 19 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiffs Oneida Seven Generations Corporation (OSGC) and Green … Continue reading

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MLive: “1836 treaty puts Michigan tribes at center of Nestle water bid”

Here.

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Federal Court Orders More Briefing on Ownership Liability in CERCLA Suit Involving Navajo Reservation Uranium Mining

Here are the materials in El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. United States (D. Ariz.): 114 Plaintiff Motion for Summary J 119 US Response 123 Reply 128 DCT Order An excerpt: Plaintiff El Paso Natural Gas Company brought suit … Continue reading

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Consent Decree in Navajo Nation Recovery for Hazardous Substances at Abandoned Uranium Mines

Here are documents in the matter of Navajo Nation v. Cyprus Amax Minerals Company et al, 17-cv-00140 (D. Ariz. May 22, 2017): Doc. 23 – Unopposed Motion to Enter the Proposed Consent Decree and Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion … Continue reading

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DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization

Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading

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Zinke Apparently Promised to Rescind the Bears Ears Monument Designation

Here.

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“‘Spiteful and petty’: Maine governor bans signs to Obama-designated monument”

From the Guardian, here.  Katahdin is the Penobscots’ sacred mountain. When you look north as the river splits into its east and west branches, you look directly at Katahdin.

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