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Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disaster
Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disaster (October 17, 2016)

An August 2015 spill at the abandoned mine in Colorado sent at estimated 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the waters of three reservations.


Memorandum of understanding for treaty rights in the works
Memorandum of understanding for treaty rights in the works (September 27, 2016)

'Tribal treaty rights are the law of the land,' the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.


Environmental Protection Agency streamlines tribal water process
Environmental Protection Agency streamlines tribal water process (June 1, 2016)

Tribes no longer have to demonstrate that they in fact have the 'inherent' authority to regulate waters on their lands.


Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing in Arizona
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing in Arizona (April 15, 2016)

The hearing in Phoenix focuses on the Environmental Protection Agency and its dealings with tribes..


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sends subpoena to leader of EPA
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sends subpoena to leader of EPA (April 13, 2016)

A business meeting to consider the subpoena was canceled after the chairman and vice chairman of the panel exercised their authority to issue the request.


Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill
Sen. Barrasso calls on EPA leader to attend hearing on Gold King Mine spill (April 12, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is meeting to consider issuing a subpoena to Administrator Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs weighs subpoena of EPA leader
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs weighs subpoena of EPA leader (April 11, 2016)

The committee has rarely exercised its subpoena powers but lawmakers are upset that the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't want to send a representative to an upcoming field hearing.


President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing
President of Navajo Nation calls on EPA to testify at field hearing (April 7, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is looking into the Gold King Mine disaster but one key official is refusing to appear.


Gina McCarthy: Flint water crisis puts attention on justice issues
Gina McCarthy: Flint water crisis puts attention on justice issues (March 15, 2016)

It’s tragic that it took a disaster of this scale for this issue to get the attention it deserves. Now let’s do something about it.


EPA encourages more tribes to develop water quality standards
EPA encourages more tribes to develop water quality standards (March 2, 2016)

The Walker River Paiute Tribe will be treated in a manner similar to a state under the Clean Water Act and the Obama administration wants more to follow the same path.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C.
Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in D.C. (February 23, 2016)

Some highlights from the opening day of the National Congress of American Indians 2016 executive council winter session in Washington, D.C.


EPA asserts a greater role as water crisis in Michigan continues
EPA asserts a greater role as water crisis in Michigan continues (January 22, 2016)

Extremely high levels of lead have been detected in the city's water system, posing a danger to human lives.


House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill
House committees hold long hearing into Gold King Mine spill (September 18, 2015)

The proceeding didn't tread much new ground as lawmakers kept Environmental Protection Administrator Gina McCarthy at the witness table for nearly three hours.


EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster
EPA leader faces fire for dealings with tribes after mine disaster (September 17, 2015)

The chairman of the Southern Ute Tribe didn't get a phone call from the Administrator Gina McCarthy until this Monday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was told.


EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings
EPA Administrator to appear at three Gold King Mine hearings (September 11, 2015)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and two House committees are looking into the disaster.


Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns
Navajo Nation farmers losing crops amid mine spill concerns (August 18, 2015)

The Navajo Nation won't declare the San Juan River to be safe until the tribe completes a comprehensive test of water conditions.


Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado
Leader of EPA visits Navajo Nation after mine spill in Colorado (August 13, 2015)

Administrator Gina McCarthy met with top tribal leaders but didn't go to the Gold King Mine to see the origins of the disaster.


President of Navajo Nation upset with EPA's response to spill
President of Navajo Nation upset with EPA's response to spill (August 12, 2015)

Tribal citizens are being warned not to sign a form that could prevent them from filing damage claims.


National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference
National Congress of American Indians set for winter conference (February 23, 2015)

Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress.


National Congress of American Indians set to open convention
National Congress of American Indians set to open convention (October 27, 2014)

Several Cabinet secretaries will be making appearances at this year's meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.


Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. (May 6, 2014)

Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.


Alaska Native leader wasn't upset by EPA official's comments
Alaska Native leader wasn't upset by EPA official's comments (March 18, 2014)

An Alaska Native leader who presented a jar of moose meat to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wasn't offended by comments she made about the gift.


Highlights from Day 2 of NCAI winter session in Washington DC
Highlights from Day 2 of NCAI winter session in Washington DC (March 13, 2014)

The National Congress of American Indians continued its winter session on Tuesday.