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4 Top Tribal Concerns As Zinke Takes Charge Of DOI

Law360, New York (March 2, 2017, 4:32 PM EST) -- Former Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke brings a short yet solid record working with Indian Country to his role as the newly confirmed secretary of the interior, but attorneys for Native American tribes will be watching how the Republican tackles federal land management, budget restrictions, energy projects and other issues as the Trump administration moves forward. Here are four key areas to keep an eye on as Zinke takes the reins at the DOI.

Energy Development

The Trump administration’s push for rapid energy infrastructure development may test Zinke’s stated commitment to respecting tribal sovereignty and consulting with tribes over such projects, attorneys...

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