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High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure
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High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure (June 12, 2018)

The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant (June 11, 2018)

The Navajo Nation sees hope in a Trump administration proposal that could benefit a coal-fired power plant on the reservation.

Cronkite News: Tribes rally to keep coal power plant up and running
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Cronkite News: Tribes rally to keep coal power plant up and running (June 7, 2018)

About 300 Native American coal miners, power plant workers and families rallied to keep a critical power plant in operation.

Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country
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Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country (April 13, 2018)

Solutions were hard to come by at a hearing focused on saving a troubled coal-fired power in Indian Country.

House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility
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House committee looks to boost troubled Indian Country coal facility (April 12, 2018)

President Donald Trump famously ended the so-called war on coal when he took office more than a year ago but that hasn't improved the outlook for a troubled coal-fired power plant in Indian Country.

Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation
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Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2018)

Shutting down the Navajo Generating Station not only would displace hundreds of workers, it also could raise rates for consumers, according to protesters who marched on the Arizona State Capitol.

Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future
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Cronkite News: Hopi Tribe elects new leaders amid an uncertain economic future (November 8, 2017)

The seemingly barren Hopi homeland carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation remains hopeful about future of coal power plant (October 3, 2017)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation expressed hope that a coal-fired power plant on the reservation will be able to continue operations past 2019.

Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project
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Crow Tribe pushes Trump administration to revive contested coal export project (August 21, 2017)

The Crow Tribe is hoping the Trump administration lives up to promises to revive the slumping coal industry.

Trump administration repeals rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues
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Trump administration repeals rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (August 4, 2017)

Repeal and replace didn't work out for Obamacare but that isn't stopping the Trump administration from dismantling the prior president's other initiatives.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation prepares for changes at coal power plant (June 28, 2017)

The lights will stay on at the Navajo Generating Station until 2019 as the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4, after hours of debate, for a new agreement with the plant’s operators.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes
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Northern Cheyenne Tribe won't touch coal deposit despite economic woes (June 27, 2017)

Jobs are few and poverty is plenty but the Northern Cheyenne Tribe doesn't think coal development is the answer.

Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands
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Crow Tribe welcomes Vice President Pence to coal mine on homelands (May 12, 2017)

The trip highlights the importance of coal to the Crow people in Montana.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation still working to save coal power plant (May 8, 2017)

Solar power advocates say a 250-megawatt renewable-energy facility could be in place in time for the late-2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station/

Crow Tribe supports legislation to make coal tax credit permanent
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Crow Tribe supports legislation to make coal tax credit permanent (May 2, 2017)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to extend the Indian Coal Production Credit to spur economic development on and near reservations.

Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer
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Southern Ute Tribe sees role as 'conscientious' energy developer (April 13, 2017)

A front-page story in The New York Times lumped the Southern Utes in with other tribes that engage in coal extraction.

Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes
Environment | Politics

Mark Trahant: Resource extraction brings few benefits for tribes (April 10, 2017)

A couple of years ago a tribal leader showed me an abandoned lumber mill near the village of Tyonek, Alaska.

Interior Department pulls back rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues
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Interior Department pulls back rule designed to maximize Indian coal revenues (April 4, 2017)

The Trump administration is living up to promises to end the so-called 'war on coal.'

Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change
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Tribes with coal resources look to Trump administration for change (April 3, 2017)

The Crow Tribe, the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation depend on coal revenues but their fortunes have fallen in recent years.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues Interior Department over pro-coal policy
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Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues Interior Department over pro-coal policy (March 29, 2017)

Chairman Jace Killsback said efforts to engage with Secretary Ryan Zinke on a government-to-government basis were ignored.

Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL
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Donald Trump boasts about approvals for Dakota Access and Keystone XL (March 28, 2017)

The Trump administration continues to chart a new course in energy policy in hopes of spurring jobs and growing the American economy, even if it's at the expense of Indian Country's interests.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation hails decision on aging power plant (March 27, 2017)

A federal appeals court rejected two cases related to the Navajo Generating Station, one that aimed to tighten environmental restrictions and another questioned the process that calls for the plant’s closure.

Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant
Environment | Law

Hopi Tribe and Native activists lose cases over aging power plant (March 20, 2017)

A federal appeals court sided with the Environmental Protection Agency in a complex dispute over the facility on the Navajo Nation.

Russell Begaye: Washington must help secure jobs on reservation
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Russell Begaye: Washington must help secure jobs on reservation (March 17, 2017)

Our nation is faced with an impending economic disaster after the owners of a power plant on Navajo land, have threatened to shut down the facility by 2019.

Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers
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Cronkite News: Power plant closure impacts Hopi and Navajo workers (February 23, 2017)

In short, there are no easy answers, and the clock is ticking for the workers, most of whom are Navajo and Hopi.

Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plant
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Cronkite News: Navajo leader pleads to President Trump to help coal power plant (February 20, 2017)

The owners of the Navajo Generating Station voted to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.

Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary
Environment | National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Republican lawmaker with a better tribal record tapped for Interior Secretary (December 15, 2016)

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has supported tribes on water rights, federal recognition, sovereignty and other matters.

Navajo Nation youth battle coal-fired power plant on reservation
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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.

Cowlitz Tribe opposes coal export terminal on aboriginal lands
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Cowlitz Tribe opposes coal export terminal on aboriginal lands (October 21, 2016)

Chairman Bill Iyall said the tribe hasn't been adequately consulted by the state or the federal government.

Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in Montana
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Congressional candidates debate on Fort Peck Nation in Montana (August 30, 2016)

We need politicians to answer questions (even with short answers) in every congressional district with tribal communities.

Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country?
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Are there even any Republicans in Indian Country? (August 15, 2016)

If you look at history, there are a lot more American Indians and Alaska Natives who have won office under the Republican banner.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republicans carry the banner for more coal
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Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republicans carry the banner for more coal (July 18, 2016)

Republican platforms often include statements on federal Indian policy and much of the party’s focus right now is on energy.

Navajo Nation awarded $25K grant to provide training for mine workers
Environment

Navajo Nation awarded $25K grant to provide training for mine workers (July 7, 2016)

The tribe's Division of Natural Resources was the only Indian County recipient of a grant from the Department of Labor.

Mark Trahant: Pay tribes to leave coal resources in the ground
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Mark Trahant: Pay tribes to leave coal resources in the ground (June 20, 2016)

Coal is a paradox for several Native American communities.

Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior Department
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Bill revives tribal-state royalty committee at Interior Department (June 7, 2016)

The Crow Tribe, whose leadership has accused the Obama administration of a war on coal, supports H.R.5259, the Certainty for States and Tribes Act.

Native Sun News: Lakota youth joins fight against coal mine in Australia
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Native Sun News: Lakota youth joins fight against coal mine in Australia (May 18, 2016)

Fresh from a 500-mile relay run to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline construction across Lakota Territory, Cheyenne River Sioux tribal youth Joseph White Eyes headed for the Land Down Under to speak out against a mammoth coal mine that threatens Aboriginal land and water.

Editorial: A victory for Washington tribes and their treaty rights
Environment | Opinion

Editorial: A victory for Washington tribes and their treaty rights (May 13, 2016)

The tribes that signed the Point Elliott Treaty made significant concessions in agreeing to the pact; why they would want to protect the rights outlined by the treaty should be clear.

Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in Washington
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Tribes welcome decision against coal export terminal in Washington (May 10, 2016)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that going forward with the Gateway Pacific Terminal would essentially abrogate tribal treaty rights.

Native Sun News: Navajo citizens battle power plant on reservation
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Native Sun News: Navajo citizens battle power plant on reservation (May 6, 2016)

Navajo, regional and national conservation are challenging the U.S. government’s 25-year extension of coal operations at Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine

Vernon Masayesva: Peabody can't leave Hopi Tribe with big mess
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Vernon Masayesva: Peabody can't leave Hopi Tribe with big mess (April 26, 2016)

We are the people that are the true subsidiaries of the energy and water delivery that has made the state of Arizona prosperous.

Lummi Nation expects answer on treaty challenge to coal project
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Lummi Nation expects answer on treaty challenge to coal project (April 26, 2016)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to issue a decision that would determine whether the Gateway Pacific Terminal moves forward.

Energy company with ties to Arizona tribes declares bankruptcy
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Energy company with ties to Arizona tribes declares bankruptcy (April 14, 2016)

Peabody Energy operates a mine in Arizona through leases with the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation.

Crow Tribe puts some employees on furlough due to coal decline
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Crow Tribe puts some employees on furlough due to coal decline (January 26, 2016)

The tribe was expecting as much as $2.8 million in royalty payments but ended up receiving just $1.6 million.

Mark Trahant: Some tribes still see a future in coal development
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Mark Trahant: Some tribes still see a future in coal development (January 20, 2016)

Tribal bets on coal are coming at a bad time, both in terms of market-prices and meeting international agreements to reduce emissions.

Member of Northern Cheyenne Tribe to attend State of the Union
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Member of Northern Cheyenne Tribe to attend State of the Union (January 11, 2016)

Jason Small hopes his presence shows President Barack Obama why energy development is important on the Montana reservation.

Crow Tribe blames Obama's energy policy for employee furloughs
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Crow Tribe blames Obama's energy policy for employee furloughs (January 8, 2016)

An estimated 100 employees will be out of work as the tribe tries to address a budget crisis linked to a drop in coal revenues.

Robert Watters: Crow Tribe to see big benefits from coal port
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Robert Watters: Crow Tribe to see big benefits from coal port (December 17, 2015)

Millions of dollars have been spent to date, and everyone involved in the Gateway Pacific Terminal project would be cheated by ending the process before it’s completed — none potentially more so than the Crow Tribe.

Lummi Nation and Crow Tribe at odds over provision in energy bill
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Lummi Nation and Crow Tribe at odds over provision in energy bill (December 4, 2015)

Republicans waded into a dispute that has pitted the Lummis and other Pacific Northwest treaty tribes against the Crows and their Congressional delegation.

Raul Grijalva: Republicans keep embracing dirty coal industry
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Raul Grijalva: Republicans keep embracing dirty coal industry (November 18, 2015)

Coal companies are struggling largely because domestic coal is not economically competitive with the country’s cheap and abundant natural gas.

Crow Tribe aims to develop vast coal deposit on reservation
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Crow Tribe aims to develop vast coal deposit on reservation (October 29, 2015)

The Big Metal Mine could send up to 1.4 billion tons of coal to markets in Asia but getting it there is a controversial part of the project..

Tim Ballew: Congress threatens Lummi Nation's treaty rights
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Tim Ballew: Congress threatens Lummi Nation's treaty rights (October 21, 2015)

The Lummi Nation has faced an uphill battle in our efforts to protect our fishing area at Xwe'chi'cXen, Cherry Point, from a coal terminal.

Moapa Band receives $4.3M from settlement with power plant
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Moapa Band receives $4.3M from settlement with power plant (October 16, 2015)

Tribal members have suffered from asthma, respiratory illnesses and other health problems that they attribute to pollution from the Reid Gardner Generating Station.

Lummi Nation refutes claims of takeover at coal terminal site
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Lummi Nation refutes claims of takeover at coal terminal site (September 14, 2015)

A non-profit with ties to the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Washington is trying to stir even more controversy about the project.

Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project
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Lummi Nation sends totem pole on long trip to oppose coal project (August 25, 2015)

The 22-foot tall totem pole is making a 1,300-mile journey through the United States and Canada.

Editorial: Crow Tribe moves toward prosperity with coal project
Opinion

Editorial: Crow Tribe moves toward prosperity with coal project (August 17, 2015)

The Crow Tribe has been forced to wait for its chance to lift itself up by its bootstraps and achieve the American dream.

Crow Tribe and partner join coal export project in Washington
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Crow Tribe and partner join coal export project in Washington (August 14, 2015)

The Gateway Pacific Terminal has encountered strong opposition from the Lummi Nation.

Moapa Band reaches $4.3M settlement for power plant pollution
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Moapa Band reaches $4.3M settlement for power plant pollution (July 31, 2015)

Residents of the reservation blame asthma, respiration illnesses and other health problems on the Reid Gardner Generating Station in Nevada.

Crow Tribe and Lummi Nation at odds over big coal project
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Crow Tribe and Lummi Nation at odds over big coal project (July 21, 2015)

The Crows wants to develop their coal resources but a tribe nearly a thousand miles away is posing hurdles to the project.

DOI includes Indian Country in stream protection regulation
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DOI includes Indian Country in stream protection regulation (July 17, 2015)

The Stream Protection Rule hasn't been updated in more than 30 years but the coal industry and Republicans oppose the new proposal.

Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country
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Alex Jacobs: Unlikely alliances advance agenda in Indian Country (June 15, 2015)

In the Pacific Northwest, Native nations are using their treaty rights to fight plans for coal and oil trains, because shipping and burning fossil fuels threatens their fisheries.