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Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe contains spill at pipeline

Native Sun News: North Dakota tribe contains spill at pipeline

MANDAREE, N.D. —The Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara (MHA) Nation, working with federal, state, and corporate officials, has contained a pipeline spill that threatened to contaminate Lake Sakakawea on the Missouri…

Fort Berthold Saltwater spill rivals mammoth breach in 2006

Fort Berthold Saltwater spill rivals mammoth breach in 2006

WILLISTON, N.D. — Cleanup is expected to continue in the coming weeks at the site of a saltwater spill in North Dakota that rivals a 2006 breach believed to be…

Tribal leaders will meet with EPA to make case for stopping GTAC mine

Tribal leaders will meet with EPA to make case for stopping GTAC mine

Tribal leaders from Wisconsin and Michigan will meet with Environmental Protection Agency officials next month to urge them to stop mining activity in the Lake Superior region of northern Wisconsin.…

Secretary Jewell Announces New Tribal Climate Resilience Program

Secretary Jewell Announces New Tribal Climate Resilience Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and continued commitment to support Native American leaders in building strong, resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell…

‘Saltwater’ From North Dakota Fracking Spill Is Not What’s Found in the Ocean

‘Saltwater’ From North Dakota Fracking Spill Is Not What’s Found in the Ocean

In early July, a million gallons of salty drilling waste spilled from a pipeline onto a steep hillside in western North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Reservation. The waste—a byproduct of oil…

Navajo Nation to hold tribal energy summit – SFGate

Navajo Nation to hold tribal energy summit – SFGate

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is hugely dependent on coal for revenue. Tribal officials want to get their government talking about how to diversify the portfolio at an…

Forget grid divorce. Native Americans are not getting married to the grid anyway

Forget grid divorce. Native Americans are not getting married to the grid anyway

The Energy Information Administration says 14% of Native American reservation households have no access to electricity. Extending distribution lines to those remote locations could cost as much as $60,000 per…

Groups seek ban of oil in older railroad tank cars

Groups seek ban of oil in older railroad tank cars

SEATTLE — Two environmental groups are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing recent explosive oil train…

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