Tag Archives: EPA

“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

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, cultural resources, Environmental, Michigan Indian, Regulations, Research, treaty rights, trust relationship | Tagged , , , , ,

Trump Administration Moves Forward on Pebble Mine in Alaska, Which is Horrible


Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Environmental, News | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

PBS: “Native Americans brace for impact as EPA undergoes changes”


Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Environmental | Tagged

Catherine O’Neill on Washington Dept. of Ecology’s Draft Water Quality Standards and the District Court’s Order Enjoining EPA to Act

Here.  Professor O’Neill provides a detailed and understandable summary of the many problems with Ecology’s draft standards and also explains EPA’s role and the District Court for the Western District of Washington’s recent decision. The District Court’s decision in Puget … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Ann Tweedy, Environmental, News, treaty rights, water rights | Tagged , , , ,

EPA publishes Revised Interpretation of Clean Water Act TAS Provision

On May 16, the EPA published a final revised interpretation of the Clean Water Act’s TAS provision in the Clean Water Act, concluding that the Treatment as State provision includes an express delegation of authority by Congress to Indian tribes … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Wenona T. Singel, Environmental, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Law Professor Comments Submitted on EPA Proposed Rule

Law Professor Comments regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Revision of Certain Water Quality Criteria Applicable to the State of Washington, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2015-0174, published at 80 Fed. Reg. 55063 (Sept. 14, 2015): Water quality standards (WQS) for … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Environmental, water rights | Tagged , ,

EPA Letter Review of the State Department’s Final SEIS on the Keystone Pipeline

Here. In addition, the Alberta Premiere was on NPR this morning on the pipeline: here.

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Canada, Environmental | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

NPR Morning Edition Coverage of Wind River Reservation and EPA Decision


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All Things Considered Story on Waste Water Streams at Wind River

Here, via ILTF/@indianland The responses to NPR’s two Freedom of Information Act requests include emails between staffers, correspondence with the companies, results of water-quality tests, the permits, and documents justifying each permit. Most of this information had not been public … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Environmental | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Water Contamination and Fracking in Wyoming

Tonight’s CBS Evening News included a story on fracking in Pavillion, Wyoming that can be found here. The NPR story on the subject can be found here. An excerpt: People in Pavillion, located on the Wind River Indian Reservation, contacted … Continue reading

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