Tag Archives: fracking in Indian country

Pawnee Nation & Walter Echo-Hawk Sue over Fracking

Here is the complaint in Pawnee Nation v. Jewell (N.D. Okla.): 2 Complaint Here is the press release: PAWNEE NATION OF OKLAHOMA FILES SUIT TO PROTECT TRIBAL LANDS AND WATER FROM ILLEGAL OIL AND GAS DRILLING. November 18, 2016:   Today, … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Fracking Permits at Navajo

Here are the materials in Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. Jewell (D. N.M.): 16-1 Motion for PI 38-1 American Petroleum Institute Opposition 41 WPX Energy Oppoisition 42 US Opposition 52 Reply 63 DCT Order

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News Profile of Sebastian Braun’s Study of Impacts of Fracking at Fort Berthold

Here is “Chronicling the oil boom: UND professors map dramatic changes to western ND landscape.” Links to several maps are available here.  

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Student Scholarship on Jurisdictional, Environmental, and Religious Considerations of Hydraulic Fracturing on Tribal Lands

The BYU Law Review has published “The Tribes Must Regulate: Jurisdictional, Environmental, and Religious Considerations of Hydraulic Fracturing on Tribal Lands” (PDF).

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Shale Gas Company (SWN) Loses Bid for Injunction to Halt N.B. Protests

Just a few hours ago, “[a] request by SWN Resources Canada to extend a court injunction that prevents anyone from impeding its exploration activities in New Brunswick has been denied by a judge.  Justice George Rideout issued a ruling Monday … Continue reading

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Bakken Boom Satellite Maps

Amazing material. Thanks to Drs. Braun and Reed at the University of North Dakota.     Since late 2011, Dr. Sebastian Braun (American Indian Studies) and Dr. Ann Reed (Anthropology) have been working on a project to investigate the social … Continue reading

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Ray Cross on Fracking and the Fort Berthold Reservation

Probably the most important article on fracking in Indian country so far. Raymond Cross has published “Development’s Victim or Its Beneficiary?: The Impact of Oil and Gas Development on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation” in the North Dakota Law Review.

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