Tribes Sue EPA over Clean Water Act Rules

Here is the complaint in Pascua Yaqui Tribe v. EPA (D. Ariz.):

1 Complaint

Here is the complaint in Navajo Nation v. Wheeler (D. N.M.):

1 Complaint

Federal Court Enjoins HUD’s New National Down Payment Assistance Rule

Here are the materials in Cedar Band of Paiutes v. Department of Housing and Urban Development (D. Utah):

59-1-state-amicus-brief.pdf

69-hud-opposition.pdf

72-industry-amicus-brief.pdf

73-reply-in-support-of-motion-for-pi.pdf

News article explaining the injunction here.

We posted the complaint and the motion here.

Interior Starts Process to Undo Eagle Act Regulations to Allow Non-Indians to Access Eagle Feathers

Here is the notice:

2019-04-30 FR

An excerpt:

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received a petition for rulemaking, which asks the Service to revise the existing rules pertaining to the religious use of federally protected bird feathers. The petition is being published pursuant to the terms of a settlement agreement entered into in 2016 by the United States with McAllen Grace Brethren Church and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Any changes to existing rules will be subject to a public comment period, and tribal consultation consistent with Executive Order 13175 and the Department of the Interior Policy on Consultation with Indian Tribes. The Service seeks comments on the petition.

“Waters of the United States” Comments by Michigan Tribal Interests

CORA, GTB, and Bay Mills comments on EPA’s proposal to change the definition of “Waters of the United States.”

Bay Mills-WOTUS Comments Regarding EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149

CORA Comments WOTUS 2019

GTB 4-12-19 letter +map

Burt Lake & Interior Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

Here are the materials in Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Bernhardt (D.D.C.):

27-1 Burt Lake MSJ

30 DOI Cross Motion

32 Burt Lake Reply

34 US Reply

Prior posts here and here.

Oklahoma Tribes Challenge FCC Wireless Infrastructure Siting Rule

Here is the petition in United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma v. Federal Communications Commission (D.C. Cir.):

amended fcc petition as filed