Morongo Band to host meeting on rights-of-way

Tribal leaders are invited to attend a forum on energy rights-of-way being held on May 25 by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

The meeting is being called to discuss the tribal rights-of-way study being conducted by the Interior Department and the Energy Department. The study was inserted into federal law after lobbying by the energy industry.

Tribes and their advocates are worried that the study will hurt ongoing negotiations over rights-of-way. They are also worried the industry will try to seek authority from the Interior Department to bypass tribal consent.

The meeting takes place Thursday, May 25th, from 9am to 2pm in the Owl, Hummingbird & Hawk Rooms at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa. For hotel reservations, call 800-252-4499 and ask for the special rate.

Call the Morongo Band at 951-849-4697 or email the tribe at info@morongo.org to confirm attendance or for more information.

Relevant Links:
Morongo Band of Mission Indians - http://www.morongonation.org
Council of Energy Resource Tribes - http://www.certredearth.com

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