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Reid: Moapa energy decision a setback for Nevadans

Reid: Moapa energy decision a setback for Nevadans

CARSON CITY — U.S. Sen. Harry Reid said Wednesday that a decision by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to reject a 200-megawatt solar project on the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation is a setback for all Nevadans. In a statement, Reid, D-Nev., said the project, part of an overall plan submitted by Nevada Power to […]

Native American tribe outlaws fracking on tribal lands

Native American tribe outlaws fracking on tribal lands

The Eastern Cherokee Band’s land will not be home to fracking operations for the foreseeable future. “The Eastern Band of Cherokees will not permit or authorize any person, corporation or other legal entity to engage in hydraulic fracturing on Tribal trust lands,” reads part of the text of a resolution passed unanimously by the Tribal […]

New York salt mine gets OK for rail line extension

New York salt mine gets OK for rail line extension

GROVELAND, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York company has received permission to extend a rail line at its massive salt mine, a move that was opposed by two Seneca Indian nations. The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports (http://on.rocne.ws/1tF0RBL ) that the required permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been authorized. […]

Foes of uranium mine make case at hearing

Foes of uranium mine make case at hearing

SUNDANCE, Wyo. – Five people testified against proposed northern Black Hills uranium mining in view of sacred Mato Tipila (aka Bear’s Lodge or Devils Tower) at a public hearing on Sept. 28, before a panel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. Two spoke in favor. The Australian corporation Strata Energy Inc. […]

Two factors could hurt oil production

Two factors could hurt oil production

The state’s top oil and gas industry regulator told lawmakers Wednesday the state’s oil production is poised to continue increasing although oil prices and the state’s clamping down on flaring could cause negative impacts. Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms told members of the interim Government Finance Committee statewide production passed 1.1 million barrels […]

Dropping oil prices may hit U.S. fracking firms hard

Dropping oil prices may hit U.S. fracking firms hard

North American crude is expensive to pump, and the falling oil prices will only make production more difficult.  In the past four weeks, oil prices across the globe have fallen about eight percent.  The U.S. price per barrel closed at $85.77, the lowest it has been since December 2012. According to a recent report by […]

MHA Nation set to drill its own wells announced at indigenous Nations Economic Development Summit

MHA Nation set to drill its own wells announced at indigenous Nations Economic Development Summit

MHA Nation tribal members on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation are celebrating their next move to oil extraction and production.  Talk about drilling their own wells brought cheers and applause at the Indigenous Nations Economic Development Summit in New Town, Tuesday. North Segment Tribal Council Representative Ken Hall told the audience at the Summit that […]

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