Yakama Nation halts shipment of garbage to landfill by reservation
The Yakama Nation of Washington won a temporary restraining order that prevents a company from shipping waste to a landfill next to the reservation.

The tribe alleges it wasn't consulted by the Department of Agriculture about plans to store the waste on territory that was ceded by treaty. The tribe retains hunting, gathering, fishing and other rights on the land in question.

Hawaiian Waste Systems planned to ship the garbage from Hawaii last week as the tribe went to court. The city of Honolulu is now trying to end its deal with the company.

Get the Story:
City ending trash contract (The Honolulu Star-Advertiser 8/4)
Tribe blocks Hawaii trash from being dumped in Basin (The Yakima Herald-Republic 7/29)
Judge blocks plan to ship Hawaii garbage to Washington (The Longview Daily News 7/29)

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Yakama Nation files suit to halt shipment of garbage from Hawaii (7/29)