Native American Law360 provides breaking legal news and analysis on regulation and legislation related to Native American tribes. The section also tracks litigation and deals involving Native American tribes and Native American-owned businesses.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board on Thursday rejected an environmental group’s challenge to agency permits for gas compression facilities on a tribal reservation in Utah, saying the agency was not required to conduct an air quality review before issuing the permits.
Environmental groups and Native American tribes fought back against the federal government’s bid to dodge their lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
In what the groups are calling the largest tribal complaint in history, the Arctic Slope Native Association has joined the Tanana Chiefs Conference and other Alaska Native tribal health care providers in their federal court suit against drugmakers and distributors over the opioid epidemic.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Think Finance LLC asked a Montana federal judge on Friday to pause discovery in the agency's suit accusing the financial technology company of deceiving borrowers and using sham tribal lenders to collect money it wasn't owed, saying an end to the litigation is in sight.
A Tenth Circuit panel has backed a lower-court's decision to dismiss a suit by a gas pipeline company against a group of landowners in Oklahoma, saying the company cannot condemn land and take control of it if the United States holds the land in trust for an Indian tribe.