Category Archives: Regulations

Interior Delays Tribal Consulation on Proposed Revisions to 25 CFR Part 151 to 2018

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Crow Indian Tribe Sues to Keep Yellowstone Grizzlies on Threatened Species List

Here are the documents and materials in the matter of Crow Indian Tribe et al v. U.S.A. et al, 17-cv-00089 (D. Mont. 2017): Doc. 22 – First Amended Complaint and Petition for Permanent Injunction and Declaratory Relief Doc. 23 – … Continue reading

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Litigation Update on Cases Addressing the “Under Federal Jurisdiction” Requirement of the Indian Reorganization Act (Plus Other Things)

Here. Prepared for the FBA’s DC Indian Law Conference this Friday!

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Washburn & Cummings: “Explaining the Modernized Leasing and Right-of-Way Regulations for Indian Lands”

Kevin Washburn & Jody Cummings have posted “Explaining the Modernized Leasing and Right-of-Way Regulations for Indian Lands.” The abstract: The Obama Administration enacted significant reforms to the regulatory rules governing federal leasing and right of way approvals across tribal lands … Continue reading

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Federal Court Allows Riverside County Possessory Interest Tax on Agua Caliente

Here is the order in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Riverside County (C.D. Cal.): 163 DCT Order Briefs here.

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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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Tenth Circuit Strikes Down Part 291 Secretarial Procedures

Here is the opinion in State of New Mexico v. Dept. of Interior. Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Challenge to Tribal Leasing Regs

Here is the opinion in Desert Water Agency v. Dept. of the Interior. An excerpt from the court’s summary: The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal for lack of standing and ripeness of a complaint brought by the Desert Water … Continue reading

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EPA Issues Water Quality Regulation to Protect the Penobscot River

Link: Bangor Daily News article by Judy Harrison, Download: Promulgation of Certain Federal Water Quality Standards Applicable to Maine (Final Rule), Fact Sheet: Final Rule on Certain Federal Water Quality Standards Applicable to Maine, Response to Public Comments EPA Issues Water Quality Regulation … Continue reading

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NCAI Comments on Infrastructure Permitting

Here: NCAI Comments on Federal Infrastructure Decisionmaking

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