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Osage Nation Minerals Council Hopes To See Another Energy Boom

Osage Nation Minerals Council Hopes To See Another Energy Boom

Leaders of the Osage Nation want to develop oil and gas on their land in northeastern Oklahoma. The tribe’s Minerals Council told attendees at a conference Wednesday in Skiatook they’re ready for another energy boom. The Osage Nation can’t approve drilling on its own land. That authority rests with the federal government. Chief Geoffrey Standing […]

Hoax? Sheriff’s department says it’s not watching Facebook check-ins at Standing Rock – LA Times

Hoax? Sheriff’s department says it’s not watching Facebook check-ins at Standing Rock – LA Times

But some Native American activists still welcomed the check-ins as another form of showing support for the months-long protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, proposed to run past tribal land on its route between North Dakota and Illinois. The source of the message — which used “Randing Stock” as a code phrase so that users […]

Dakota pipeline protesters set for ‘last stand’ on banks of Missouri river 

Dakota pipeline protesters set for ‘last stand’ on banks of Missouri river 

Monday 31 October 2016 07.47 EDT Last modified on Monday 31 October 2016 18.00 EDT Native American protesters are preparing to take a “last stand” against the Dakota Access pipeline after police raided their camps and arrested hundreds, paving the way for construction of the final stretch of the controversial oil project. Dakota Access pipeline […]

Last Day For Public Comment On Proposed Arizona Power Grid Improvement

Last Day For Public Comment On Proposed Arizona Power Grid Improvement

By Phil Latzman Published: Monday, May 9, 2016 – 11:43am– It’s the last day for public comment on the latest push to improve Arizona’s power grid.The proposed project, which stretches mostly across federal lands, has encountered considerable resistance.   The 114-mile long strand of transmission lines would start in Tonopah and span out west all the way to […]

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy – Tulsa World

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy – Tulsa World

Associated PressWASHINGTON — If there’s a war on coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all-new electric generation capacity added to the nation’s grid in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy. The remaining third was largely new […]

Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town

ASSOCIATED PRESS. May 4, 2016 — Smoke from a wildfire rises in the air as cars line up on a road in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Tuesday. At least half of a northern Alberta city was ordered evacuated Tuesday as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents. Smoke from […]

$900M Tribal Oil Claim Blocked By Cobell, Fed. Circ. Rules

$900M Tribal Oil Claim Blocked By Cobell, Fed. Circ. Rules

By Jack Newsham Law360, New York (April 27, 2016, 4:57 PM ET) — A lawsuit accusing the government of underpricing drilling rights on a North Dakota reservation and costing Native Americans there nearly $900 million was defeated for a second time on Tuesday, with the Federal Circuit ruling that tribal plaintiffs surrendered their right to […]

Federal fracking rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming – The Washington Post

Federal fracking rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming – The Washington Post

By Ben Neary | AP April 20 at 8:15 PMCHEYENNE, Wyo. — The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a judge in Wyoming. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last year blocked implementation of rules drafted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He […]

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