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Shingle Springs Band acquires 35.9 acres for $1.2 million
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Shingle Springs Band acquires 35.9 acres for $1.2 million (July 20, 2018)

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has acquired land near its reservation in northern California.

Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change
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Peter Kalmus: Trump administration runs away from climate change (July 9, 2018)

The Trump administration has put fossil fuel interests over the planet’s life support system.

'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency
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'Good riddance': Scott Pruitt steps down at Environmental Protection Agency (July 6, 2018)

Scott Pruitt aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close
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Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.

Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions
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Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions (June 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.

Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation
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Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation (June 8, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe continues to be left out of decisions affecting a polluted mining site in Nevada.

Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana
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Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana (May 23, 2018)

The Ft. Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes decried the most recent toxic oilfield spill as all the more reason to resist TransCanada Corp.’s construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel (May 18, 2018)

Chairman Mark Fox of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has been thrust into the spotlight with a new role.

Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
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Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)

With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe cleans up contamination
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Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe cleans up contamination (April 9, 2018)

The White Mountain Apache Tribe cleaned up contamination from meth labs with a brownfields grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case
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Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case (April 3, 2018)

The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing
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Spending bill includes large infusion of funds for Indian housing (March 27, 2018)

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress and signed into law last week includes the largest infusion of funds for Indian housing in nearly a decade.

Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online
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Aide to Secretary Zinke resigns after posting racist statements online (March 1, 2018)

A 'special assistant' to Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned from the Department of the Interior after CNN uncovered her racist and bigoted statements posted online.

Tribes take Wind River Reservation boundary case to Supreme Court
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Tribes take Wind River Reservation boundary case to Supreme Court (February 22, 2018)

After being abandoned by the Trump administration, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are taking their homelands case to the nation's highest court.

Company pays fine for polluting water on North Dakota reservation
Environment

Company pays fine for polluting water on North Dakota reservation (February 5, 2018)

An energy company paid a $49,000 fine to the federal government for contaminating water on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

David Ganje: More study needed on water permit at uranium mine in Black Hills
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David Ganje: More study needed on water permit at uranium mine in Black Hills (November 2, 2017)

The Dewey Burdock project would be the most significant mining operation in South Dakota in the last twenty years.

Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility
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Crow Tribe declares emergency after vandalism at water treatment facility (October 6, 2017)

The Crow Tribe is dealing with another crisis after vandals caused significant damage to a key water system on the reservation in Montana.

Yerington Paiute Tribe sues owners of abandoned mine for millions of dollars
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Yerington Paiute Tribe sues owners of abandoned mine for millions of dollars (September 8, 2017)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is trying to hold the prior owners of an abandoned copper mine in Nevada accountable for polluting the environment.

EHN: Menominee Nation demands stronger federal oversight of Back Forty Mine
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EHN: Menominee Nation demands stronger federal oversight of Back Forty Mine (August 25, 2017)

In its continued fight against a mine near sacred waters, the Menominee Nation wants stronger federal regulations to apply as officials weigh the final permit for mine approval.

News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government
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News21: Tribes fight for clean water and more funds from federal government (August 17, 2017)

Tribes are struggling to get the attention and funding necessary to clean the water their people rely on. News21 investigates.

Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
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Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming (August 14, 2017)

The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.

Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims
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Trump administration excludes Navajo Nation in review of Gold King Mine claims (August 8, 2017)

The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is criticizing the Obama administration for the Gold King Mine disaster but won't change course when it comes to the Navajo Nation.

Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory
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Environmental Protection Agency opens door to mine on Native territory (July 12, 2017)

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will consult with tribes and Alaska Native corporations about a controversial gold mine that many of them oppose.

Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities
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Tribes go it alone on climate change as Trump team shifts priorities (June 21, 2017)

Tribes are vowing to protect their communities from climate change but they will have to go it alone due to limited support from the Trump administration.

Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands
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Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (May 19, 2017)

Tribal territory in the northeastern part of Oklahoma bears the unfortunate distinction of being known as the worst Superfund site in the United States.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation homes still without running water (May 16, 2017)

About 40 percent of Navajo Nation citizens don’t have access to running water in their homes.

Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska
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Trump administration revives huge mine opposed by tribes in Alaska (May 12, 2017)

The Pebble Mine had been squashed by the Obama administration -- even Barack Obama visited the area to meet with Native fisherwomen.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations (May 12, 2017)

A grassroots organization on the Ft. Berthold Reservation has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that deregulation of environmental protections is unacceptable from the viewpoint of social justice.

Mark Trahant: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for now
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Mark Trahant: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for now (May 1, 2017)

Congress has a spending plan. And it rejects most (but not all) of President Donald J. Trump’s priorities.

Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills (April 25, 2017)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Just another day of trying to keep up with the Trumps
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Just another day of trying to keep up with the Trumps (March 24, 2017)

Doesn’t it seem that we are all living in a reality show called 'Keeping up with the Trumps.'

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.

Donald Trump's 'beachead' teams still operating across federal agencies
Politics

Donald Trump's 'beachead' teams still operating across federal agencies (March 20, 2017)

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to be working well with the situation but Administrator Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't seem to be happy.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining (March 20, 2017)

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to to issue underground water permits for the uranium mining and milling project opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first Americans
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Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's budget means less for the first Americans (March 16, 2017)

The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.

Wyoming tribes lose major ruling in reservation boundary case
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Wyoming tribes lose major ruling in reservation boundary case (February 22, 2017)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe can't exercise authority in a border town known as Riverton.

Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda
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Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda (February 20, 2017)

Scott Pruitt, as attorney general in Oklahoma, repeatedly fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation fronts.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation is still waiting for disaster assistance (February 9, 2017)

Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel.

Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet
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Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet (February 2, 2017)

As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation.

Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees
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Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (January 10, 2017)

Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.

Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal
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Donald Trump's environmental nominee takes credit for tribal water deal (December 21, 2016)

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) tried to get the lawsuit filed by the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation thrown out of court.

Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources
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Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump is coming for our lands and resources (December 16, 2016)

Trump’s line-up of cabinet nominees tells us that his Administration is coming squarely for Native land and Native natural resources.

Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration
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Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.

David Ganje: An opportunity for tribes to clean up their homelands
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David Ganje: An opportunity for tribes to clean up their homelands (December 2, 2016)

Brownfields are an opportunity often missed by tribes and developers.

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.

Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory
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Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Donald Trump on big victory (November 9, 2016)

President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez endorsed Hillary Clinton but they are ready to move forward with a Republican in the White House.

Republicans upset with lack of criminal charges in Gold King Mine disaster
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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
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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.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation pushes for cleanup of mine site (September 22, 2016)

Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation waiting for cleanup of uranium sites (September 5, 2016)

Federal officials took the first step this week toward a planned $1 billion cleanup of abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation.

Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water
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Hopi Tribe struggles to address high levels of arsenic in water (August 25, 2016)

The tribe needs $18 million to $20 million to fix the water system but it doesn't have the money.

Second run scheduled to raise awareness of Gold King Mine disaster
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Second run scheduled to raise awareness of Gold King Mine disaster (August 23, 2016)

The Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency and private companies after millions of gallons of toxic waste entered the water supply.

Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill
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Navajo Nation sues Environmental Protection Agency for mine spill (August 17, 2016)

Key members of Congress are supporting the tribe's call for accountability one year after the Gold King Mine disaster.

Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster
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Federal criminal investigation ongoing into Gold King Mine disaster (August 1, 2016)

A spill at an abandoned mine in Colorado polluted the waters on three reservations in August 2015.

Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years
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Funding bill for Indian Country clears House for first time in years (July 14, 2016)

The bill includes increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service but Democrats say it falls short of the true needs.

Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation
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Native Sun News: Largest radioactive spill was on Navajo Nation (July 5, 2016)

Some 94 million gallons of radioactive liquid broke the dam of an evaporation pond at the Church Rock uranium facility, washing into the Rio Puerco channel, which carried it downstream past Gallup, New Mexico, and all the way to Winslow, Arizona.

Environmental Protection Agency streamlines tribal water process
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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.

Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill
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Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (April 29, 2016)

The Navajo Nation will receive $157,000 and the Southern Ute Tribe will receive $116,000 fro costs associated with the Gold King Mine disaster.

Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill
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Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill (April 28, 2016)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of neglect for the agency’s response to Navajo communities after a Colorado mine spill polluted the San Juan River last August.

Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup
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Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup (April 28, 2016)

Taxpayers have 30 days to comment on a liability agreement that would reduce their costs by $10 million for the ongoing Superfund cleanup at the abandoned Gilt Edge Mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota.