The Bush administration and certain Northwest Indian tribes have reached an agreement that would allow four hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin to remain intact but would also pump $900 million into helping protect endangered salmon.
The Navajo Nation has reached a deal with Boston-based Citizens Energy Corporation to build a wind-power plant on Navajo land to deliver over 500 megawatts of power, a representative for the tribe's legal counsel said on Tuesday.
An appeals court has ruled that a tribal housing authority must face claims that government houses it bought or leased were treated with toxic chemicals, causing a group of Blackfeet Indians to suffer from health problems including cancer.
Environmental groups, including the National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, Earthjustice and an American Indian tribe, filed suit Thursday against members of the Bush administration, seeking to stop a plan for oil drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea.
A federal judge has lambasted the Department of Interior for dragging its feet in explaining what happened to billions of dollars in royalties owed to Native American landowners.
A court has ruled that the Quapaw tribe of North Dakota cannot bring medical monitoring claims against a group of mining companies that allegedly contaminated the tribe's land with hazardous pollutants.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has asked the National Labor Relations Board to put a hold on union elections scheduled for this weekend at the tribe's Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Having been granted a little more time to file a reorganization plan, Asarco LLC wants to pin down how much all future non-personal-injury unsecured claims against it will eventually amount to after the dust settles on its Chapter 11 proceedings and all claims mature.
On Monday, the bankruptcy judge overseeing Asarco LLC's Chapter 11 reorganization agreed to let the 108-year-old mining company keep control of its bankruptcy for about three more months, and also granted Asarco's motion for expedited consideration of the company's bid for approval of a $158 million settlement of environmental claims lodged by the government.
The U.S. Department of Energy has tapped Steven J. Morello to serve as the director of a new office at the agency focused on energy policy, development, planning and education for Native American tribes.
A district court judge has struck down the U.S. Department of Energy's bid to dismiss an Indian tribe's request for compensation and damages in the cleanup of a plant once used to build atomic bombs and now regarded as the most polluted site in the country.
A ConocoPhillips Co. subsidiary on Wednesday agreed to pay $105 million to settle the Department of Justice's claims that it “systematically” underpaid natural gas royalties it owed the federal government and Indian tribes.
Two environmental groups have launched a lawsuit against a federal agency that sets coal mining standards for signing off on two permits for a mine in northwestern New Mexico.
A federal report has recommended that Congress stick to its current policy of letting Indian tribes and energy companies negotiate the terms of energy rights of way on tribal land.
An energy company has temporarily postponed construction of the first new U.S. oil refinery in more than 30 years in light of a lawsuit that says the project would destroy artifacts and other Native American cultural resources.
A group of Native American tribal leaders, salmon fisherman and businessmen have joined together to formally protest two PacifiCorp. dams in northern California, which are allegedly polluting the Klamath River with toxic algae blooms.
An American Indian tribe in Maine is not exempt from state employment discrimination laws, a divided circuit court ruled Tuesday.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a ruling that removed a district court judge from a class action lawsuit pitting Native Americans against the Department of the Interior over lost energy royalties.
In a blow to Indian tribes’ sovereignty across the United States, an appeals court has found that an affluent Southern California tribe is subject to federal labor law.
The takeover of Hard Rock Café International USA by the Seminole Tribe of Florida has raised the ire of another would-be suitor, which filed a lawsuit on Friday alleging that the bid was rigged.