Category Archives: Environmental

Federal Court Holds US Govt. is “Owner” of Indian Trust Land under CERCLA for Liability Purposes

Here are the materials in El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. United States (D. Ariz.): 130 El Paso Supplemental Brief 133 US Supplemental Brief 135 DCT Order Prior post on this case here.

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Eighth Circuit Briefs in Tribal Challenge to Black Hills Uranium Mining

Here are the materials in Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: OST Brief Federal Brief

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Matt Campbell on Bears Ears

Here.

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Menominee County Board of Commissioners Opposes Back Forty Mine

Here.

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New Scholarship on Indigenous Water Justice

Jason A. Robison, Barbara A. Cosens, Sue Jackson, Kelsey Leonard, and Daniel McCool have posted “Indigenous Water Justice” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Indigenous Peoples are struggling for water justice across the globe. These struggles stem from centuries-long, ongoing … Continue reading

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Tribal Comments on Dynamic Risk Draft Alternatives Analysis (Line 5)

Here: Tribal Comments on Dynamic Risk Draft Alternatives Assessment ATTACHMENT A

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D.C. Circuit Vacates Western Great Lakes Gray Wolf Delisting Rule

Here is the opinion in Humane Society of the United States v. Zinke. An excerpt from Judge Millett’s opinion: The gray wolf once roamed in large numbers across the contiguous forty-eight States. But by the 1960s, hunting, depredation, and habitat loss drove … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Standing Rock, Treaties, and the Supremacy Clause

Carla F. Fredericks & Jesse D. Heibel have posted “Standing Rock, the Sioux Treaties, and the Limits of the Supremacy Clause,” forthcoming in the University of Colorado Law Review. Here is the abstract: The controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline … Continue reading

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International Labor Organization’s Convention 169 Helps Legalize Land Grabs on Indigenous Territories

From Truth-Out.org: “Because Convention 169 commits the signatory states to guarantee the integrity of Indigenous peoples, it’s been frequently invoked by Indigenous communities and peoples, especially in Latin America, when defending their territories in court. But the Convention has clear … Continue reading

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NYTs: “Panel: Dakota Access-Style Protests Could Become Commonplace”

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