Category Archives: Environmental

Federal Court Dismisses Dakota Access Pipeline-Related RICO Suit Brought by Pipeline Co. against Greenpeace and Individual Indians

Here are the materials in Energy Transfer Equity LP v. Greenpeace International (D.N.D.): 95 Amended Complaint 102 Greenpeace Fund MTD 103-1 Greenpeace Intl MTD 111 Response 121 Two Bulls MTD 125 Response 126 Two Bulls Reply 130 Montoya MTD 131 … Continue reading

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Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Army Corps of Engineers Materials (so far)

Here: 1 Complaint 15 Answer 19 Taylor Shellfish Motion to Intervene 24 DCT Order Granting Intervention

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CNN: “European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate, researchers say”

Here.

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Letter to the Editor from an “Orca”

Actually by Tribal Attorney and Yakama member Jack Fiander but drawing parallels to the orcas’ experience. Here.

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NYTs: “‘The Nation Has Stood Up’: Indigenous Clans in Canada Battle Pipeline Project”

Here.

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D.C. Circuit Grants Hoopa Tribe Petition re: Klamath River Hydropower

Here is the opinion in Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC. Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Swinomish v. BNSF

Here: BNSF opening brief Swinomish answer brief Other posts here.  

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Onondaga Nation Amicus Brief Opposing New York’s Nuclear Power Bailouts

Here is the brief: cw-affirm12-14-18-z14104318-0001 The tribe’s description of the brief and of the issue is here: In order to pretend that New York state has a progressive energy policy, Gov. Cuomo created his “clean energy plan”, that relies heavily … Continue reading

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Menominee Tribe Challenge to Back 40 Mine Dismissed

Here are the materials in Menominee Indian Tribe v. EPA (E.D. Wis.): 1 Complaint 7 EPA Motion to Dismiss 14 Aquila Motion to Intervene 21 Aquila Motion to Dismiss 21 Combined Response 22 Aquila Reply 23 EPA Reply 31 EPA Supplemental … Continue reading

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Environmental Law Institute Two-Part Podcast on Climate Change and Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Here is Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the United States: Contributions to Climate Adaptation and Natural Resource Management (Part I). Here is Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the Law: The Canadian Case (Part II).  

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