Category Archives: Environmental

Little River Band Ottawa Lake Sturgeon News

On Thursday 4/12/18, the Little River Band of Odawa Indians Natural Resources Department staff, led by Corey Jerome – Sturgeon Biologist, have recaptured a Lake Sturgeon from Manistee Lake that was raised and released in 2008 from our sturgeon Streamside … Continue reading

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FLOW Comments on Enbridge Line 5

Here: Final FLOW letter to MPSC and DEQ Excerpt: Dear Chairwoman Talberg and MPSC Commissioners Cadwell, Rittenhouse, Saari, and Eubanks, Director Grether, Mr. Graf, and Mr. Matousek: It is the consensus view of federal and state agencies, experts, and interested … Continue reading

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Amicus Briefs in Support of Tribes in Culverts Case

The first two amicus briefs in support of tribes have been filed– one on behalf of current and former state and local officials, here and one on behalf of property law, federal Indian law and natural resources law professors, here.

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Federal Court Rejects Coyote Valley Band Challenge to Highway

Here are the materials in Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California v. United States Department of Transportation (N.D. Cal.): 118-1 US Motion for Summary Judgment 131 Tribe Motion re Federal Defendants 133 Tribe Motion re State Defendants 138 State … Continue reading

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Oglala Sioux Tribe Resolution Demanding BLM Consultation re: Converse County Oil and Gas Project (Wyo.)

Here: 1980_001 (2) (1) The tribe’s press release: OST PRESS RELEASE ON CONVERSE COUNTY OIL GAS PROJECT (3-27-18) (1) UPDATE (4/11/2018): FINAL AGENDA FOR GOVERNMENT-TO-GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIOS (4-9-18).2  

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Federal Court Declines to Dismiss Challenge to BLM “Traditional Cultural Property” Label on Western Shoshone Sites

Here are the materials in Battle Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians v. United States Bureau of Land Management (D. Nev.): 103 US Motion to Dismiss Cross Claims 105 Battle Mountain Motion to Dismiss Cross-Claims 112 Carlin … Continue reading

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Bay Mills Indian Community Letter to Enbridge on Line 5

An important statement. Here: Letter to Enbridge.3.23.18

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Federal Court Rejects Yankton Sioux Arguments on Dakota Access Pipeline

Here are the materials in the consolidated cases known as Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (D.D.C.): 292 Yankton Sioux Tribe Motion for Summary J 317-1 Army Corps Response 319 Dakota Access Response 324 Reply … Continue reading

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National Mining Assn v. Zinke Cert Petition [Grand Canyon Uranium Mining]

Here: NMA Petition Question presented: Can Congress’s delegation to the Department of the Interior of withdrawal authority over large tracts of land survive without the legislative veto right that Congress included as a check on the exercise of that authority? Lower court materials here.

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NYTs: “The Next Standing Rock? A Pipeline Battle Looms in Oregon”

Here.

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