A small town that’s home to the famous Best Friends Animal Society took an unconventional path to face down a fracking operation.
From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.
A 'landmark' ruling against energy development is being credited to tribes who secured victories in court.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation residents, who live at the center of oil fracking fields, were among the first critics of the Trump administration's environmental proposals.
The Trump administration will allow oil and gas drilling on ancestral territory in New Mexico despite pledges to seek additional views from tribes.
Tribal leaders are hailing legislation to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new energy development.
The Mohawk people can abide by our ancestral morals and reject a deal with the Enbridge energy company.
Concerns about pollution and damage to sacred sites prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to demand consultation on fracking activities in treaty territory.
A coalition of tribal and environmental groups are fighting the Trump administration's attempt to repeal a rule designed to address the harmful effects of fracking on federal and tribal lands.
In a victory for a handful of energy-producing tribes, the Trump administration is rescinding a rule that established hydraulic fracturing standards in Indian Country.
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.
Updated rules on methane capture at oil and gas wells will cut tribes’ air pollution while boosting their royalties by as much as $1.9 million a year.
The tribe will serve as the primary regulatory of hydraulic fracturing on its reservation in Colorado.
The Ute Tribe, a leader in energy development, is curiously absent from the witness list amid a dispute with a powerful Republican.
We don't see climate change as a warning, but more a ticking clock, and the time for action is late.
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.
Some energy producing tribes want to follow their own hydraulic fracturing standards.
The draft of the document includes the most expansive and detailed language to date regarding self-determination, land-into-trust, Native languages, sacred sites and other key concerns.
The controversial regulation is already before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge issued an injunction sought by the Ute Tribe, states and the energy industry.
The Ute Tribe of Utah convinced the judge of the Bureau of Land Management's lack of authority to regulate the energy processing technique.
A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.
The tribe is part of a lawsuit that could result in the invalidation of the controversial hydraulic fracturing regulation.
Some tribes and tribal activists support a ban on the controversial energy-processing technique but others want to be able to regulate it.
Hydraulic fracturing has put Oklahoma at the top of a list of states with the highest risk of human-induced earthquakes in 2016.
Lisa DeVille lauded U.S-Canadian joint vows to curb toxic methane flaring from fracking operations, such as those that plague the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Tribes.
While members of Ft. Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights, or POWER, prepared to testify about gas flaring in oil fracking operations on federal and tribal lands, they urged the public to send comments to strengthen regulations.
Tribal women led the charge after studying the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on water and the environment.
Voters nixed a proposed frack waste dump in Fall River County, adjacent to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Residents rejoiced when the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that ballots will be counted on a referendum aimed to prevent a toxic and radioactive oil fracking waste dump in Fall River County, adjacent to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
The controversial regulation imposes hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands but some tribes say it shouldn't apply to their reservations.
The Ute Tribe, four states and energy industry groups secured an injunction that prevents the Obama administration from imposing hydraulic fracturing standards on public and Indian lands.
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara tribal member Lisa DeVille was among the first to testify on the dangers of uncontrolled fracking flares following the EPA’s recent extension until Dec. 4 of a deadline for public comment on new oil-and-gas industry pollution rules.
The lopsided vote on the Native American Energy Act came after Republicans fell into disarray due to leadership issues on Capitol Hill.
The Office of Management and Budget issued a statement of administration against a stand-alone Indian bill for the first time since President Barack Obama took office.
The ruling raises serious doubts about the Obama administration's rationale for asserting authority in Indian Country.
Mary Iorio and Joshua Cunningham want to know how hydraulic fracturing has affected water supplies on the reservation.
The Obama administration sought the delay in order to respond to a lawsuit from the energy industry and four states.
President Barack Obama is threatening to veto H.R.2822 due to lower funding levels and controversial policy riders.
The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are headed to a showdown over the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill.
The move came as the Ute Tribe of Utah announced that it will join the fight against the controversial standards.
A federal judge denied a motion for a temporary restraining order but will proceed to the merits of the case.
The rule is set to go into effect on Wednesday but could be blocked by court action of Congress.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) introduced the rider to stop the enforcement of a regulation that covers public and Indian lands.
The reservation is home to more than 1,000 active fracking wells and has experienced two major toxic brine water spills from associated pipelines during the past one-year period.
While watchdogs Walter and Lisa DeVille were calling attention to truckloads of sewage being discharged on the edge of Lake Sakakawea, not far away a frack-water spill dumped 220,000 gallons of toxic brine on the Ft. Berthold Reservation.
The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating Clean Water Act violations. The U.S. Attorney's Office is also looking into the spill of 1 million gallons.
People have until May 20 to comment on a private oil-and-gas pipeline system on the floor of Lake Sakakawea, the colossal Missouri River reservoir that runs through a wide swath of the Ft. Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.
In one recent day, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.
The Interior Department understandably wants to ensure that its standards for oil and gas operations conducted on public land, which haven’t been updated in decades, reflect the reality of the fracking boom and allay concerns about water contamination near well sites.
Even as the economic recovery continues, native people continue to experience roughly double the unemployment rate of the nation.
The controversial rule treats Indian land and public lands as the same.
It wasn’t until two years ago that the families in this rural community of 600 were able to connect to running supplies of drinking water.
Lisa DeVille and her husband Walter conducted independent water tests in Lake Sakakawea after frac waste spilled into the Bear Den drainage on Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation’s stretch of the Missouri River watershed in July.
It was impossible to declare that hydraulic fracturing is safe for the environment or human health.
It is time for a fracked oil and gas moratorium on Ft. Berthold and Standing Rock reservations.
Last Real Indians and Honor the Earth are among Native American organizations calling for pressure on tribal councils to approve anti-fracking resolutions.
Jay Daniels discusses the concerns surrounding hydraulic fracturing, a controversial energy-processing technique that's commonly known as fracking.
Baker Hughes said it will provide complete disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.