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Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation
Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation (November 18, 2016)

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in two cases affecting the Navajo Generating Station.


Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case
Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case (March 25, 2016)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are defending their reservation borders in a long-running dispute with the state of Wyoming.


EPA proposal aims to streamline recognition of tribal authority
EPA proposal aims to streamline recognition of tribal authority (September 24, 2015)

Tribes across the nation are supporting a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule that makes it easier for them to regulate water quality on their reservations.


MPR: Fond du Lac Band asks EPA for strong air quality standard
MPR: Fond du Lac Band asks EPA for strong air quality standard (August 8, 2014)

The tribe is seeking a Class I designation for the reservation under the Clean Air Act.


Opinion: EPA exploits tribes by recognizing their sovereignty
Opinion: EPA exploits tribes by recognizing their sovereignty (July 30, 2014)

Writer discusses Environmental Protection Agency decision to treat the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe as states under the Clean Air Act.


Northern Arapaho Tribe seeks delay in EPA authority dispute
Northern Arapaho Tribe seeks delay in EPA authority dispute (February 10, 2014)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to delay implementation of a controversial regulatory decision.


Editorial: Tribes take over border town with help from EPA
Editorial: Tribes take over border town with help from EPA (January 22, 2014)

Washington DC newspaper slams the Environmental Protection Agency for recognizing the sovereignty of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe:


Wyoming tribes criticize state for appealing EPA decision
Wyoming tribes criticize state for appealing EPA decision (January 13, 2014)

Leaders of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe say officials in Wyoming are making outlandish claims about their sovereignty and authority.


WyoFile: Wyoming objects to EPA designation for two tribes
WyoFile: Wyoming objects to EPA designation for two tribes (January 8, 2014)

The state of Wyoming filed papers to object to the treatment as state designation for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe.


Wyoming plans appeal for tribal treatment of state designation
Wyoming plans appeal for tribal treatment of state designation (December 11, 2013)

The state of Wyoming plans to appeal the treatment as state designation for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe.


EPA approves treatment as state status for Wyoming tribes
EPA approves treatment as state status for Wyoming tribes (December 10, 2013)

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved treatment as state status for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe.


Tribes in Wyoming seek  treatment as state status from EPA
Tribes in Wyoming seek treatment as state status from EPA (November 22, 2013)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe. are seeking treatment as state status from the Environmental Protection Agency.


Editorial: Moapa Band deserves protection from power plant
Editorial: Moapa Band deserves protection from power plant (May 9, 2012)

"The stated mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is “to protect human health and the environment.” Unfortunately, it’s failing miserably as its mission relates to the tiny Moapa...


Moapa Band gets EPA hearing on power plant by reservation
Moapa Band gets EPA hearing on power plant by reservation (May 3, 2012)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada continues to battle a coal-fired power plant next to the reservation. Tribal members staged a 50-mile walk last month to raise awareness...


Appeal decision upholds Navajo Nation's air quality permit
Appeal decision upholds Navajo Nation's air quality permit (March 29, 2012)

The Navajo Nation has the authority to issue air quality permits on the reservation, the appeals board of the Environmental Protection Agency ruled. In 2009, the tribe issued a permit...


Blog: Moapa Band  battles pollution at coal-fired power plant
Blog: Moapa Band battles pollution at coal-fired power plant (February 15, 2012)

"For almost 50 years, the Moapa Piaute Band has been living near one of the dirtiest coal plants in the nation, getting exposed to dangerous levels of noxious gases, coal...


Moapa Band sues to stop expansion of landfill at power plant
Moapa Band sues to stop expansion of landfill at power plant (October 11, 2011)

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit on Monday aimed at stopping the expansion of a landfill at a power plant next to the...


Odor at reycling plant on Cabazon Reservation stirs neighbors
Odor at reycling plant on Cabazon Reservation stirs neighbors (March 28, 2011)

A soil-recycling plant is not violating federal air quality laws but nearby residents say they are being sickened by the smell coming from the Cabazon Reservation in southern California. “You...


Editorial: Gila River Tribe  steps  up with model environmental plan
Editorial: Gila River Tribe steps up with model environmental plan (January 20, 2011)

"From economic development to water, Arizona's tribes are playing bigger roles in the state. The latest advance is the Gila River Indian Community's comprehensive air-quality program. This is the first...