New Mexico Joins Western Groups in Push for More Lower 48 Natural Gas Exports

New Mexico, one of the largest U.S. natural gas producers with vast resources in the Permian and San Juan basins, has joined a group of other western states and counties in working with tribal nations to open more export opportunities from the region to growing markets across Asia.

November 19, 2019

North Dakota Fort Berthold Revenue-Sharing Bill Awaiting Governor’s Signature

The Republican-controlled North Dakota Legislative Assembly has passed legislation giving more oil and natural gas tax revenue to the three Native American tribes on the Fort Berthold Reservation, which accounts for about one-fifth of the state’s oil production from the Bakken Shale.

March 22, 2019

Dakota Access Changed Tribes’ Outlook on Energy Companies, Denver Attorney Says

Native American protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) have had a profound impact on young leaders in tribes nationwide, and there are likely to be other confrontations going forward, a Denver-based energy attorney and former U.S. Attorney in the George W. Bush administration told a tribal energy conference in Albuquerque, NM, Monday.

April 5, 2017

Texas Petitions Court to Join BLM Lawsuit Over Venting/Flaring Rule

Texas has asked a federal district court for permission to join three states and two industry groups in a lawsuit against the Department of Interior (DOI) over a final rule to reduce venting and flaring from oil and gas operations on public and tribal lands.

March 22, 2017
FERC Asks Atlantic Coast Pipeline About ‘Tribal Communications’

FERC Asks Atlantic Coast Pipeline About ‘Tribal Communications’

FERC is asking backers of Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (ACP) and the related Supply Header Project for detailed information on “all tribal communications” related to the proposed projects.

November 23, 2016

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Passes Tribal Energy Bill

The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passed a bill Wednesday designed to simplify federal energy regulations on Indian lands.

February 5, 2015

FracFocus Groups Fire Back at Harvard

One day after a report by Harvard Law School researchers leveled withering criticism against FracFocus, the two organizations that jointly manage the oil and natural gas disclosure registry fired back for what they claim were misrepresentations of the site.

April 25, 2013

Harvard Study Says FracFocus Is Inadequate Regulatory Tool

FracFocus has several design flaws that make it inadequate as a regulatory compliance tool, according to a study conducted by the Environmental Law Program at Harvard Law School.

April 24, 2013

St. Johns Lateral Approved, but Tribal Issues Remain Hot

For the second time this fall, Canada’s National Energy Boardserved notice it will not halt gas pipeline projects to awaitresolutions of age-old Indian grievances but it did issue a pleafor both sides in a dispute to make peace for the good of allconcerned. The signal arrived in an approval of a second Maritimesspur, called the Saint John Lateral, off the new Maritimes &Northeast pipeline. The $62 million lateral is designed to servedomestic customers in New Brunswick along its route to New Englandfrom the Sable Offshore Energy Project.

December 6, 1999