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 Could Flow Oil This Week; Court Rejects Native American Challenge

The contentious $3.8 billion, nearly 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline project (DAPL) withstood another legal challenge over the weekend and its supporters indicated it could be flowing its first Bakken Shale crude oil supplies before the end of the week.

March 20, 2017

DC Court Rejects Attempts to Stop Dakota Access

A federal judge Tuesday once again rejected requests by two Native American tribes to halt ongoing construction of the final link in the $3.8 billion, nearly 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

March 8, 2017

Tribe Urges Federal Court to Block BLM Fracking Rule

An American Indian tribe in southwest Colorado is urging a federal court to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands from taking effect on Wednesday, joining four states and two industry groups in opposing the rule.

June 22, 2015

Tribes Interested in Building Gas Processing Plant in Bakken

The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota are considering building a natural gas processing plant, a facility that would complement an oil refinery slated to begin construction in the spring.

November 27, 2013

Producers, Environmentalists Alike Lament Draft Fracking Rule

Oil and natural gas producers still are poring over the 171-page draft rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activities on public lands, and while proponents and opponents agree that some concessions were made by the agency in the latest rule to avoid duplication of state and tribal fracking requirements, they say BLM could have gone further.

May 20, 2013

Culture Clash: PG&E Makes Historic Deal With AZ Tribe

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. wrote a new chapter in the energy industry’s continuing clashes with Native American tribes throughout the West on Thursday when its CEO traveled to the Arizona town of Topock on the Colorado River, which forms the border with California, to solidify an agreement and make a public apology to the Fort Mojave Tribe.

November 13, 2006

Bush Administration Doles Out $733M in LIHEAP Aid

The Bush Administration on Thursday said it released $100 million in emergency contingency funds to states, Native American tribes and territories to assist low-income customers with their energy bills this winter, along with $633 million in block grant funds to states.

January 6, 2006

Lawsuit Seeks to Restrict San Juan Basin Gas Drilling

A group of ranchers, environmentalists and Navajo tribes is trying to restrict natural gas development in the San Juan Basin by seeking a court ruling forcing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reconsider its authorization of 9,942 new oil and gas wells in the Farmington area of northwestern New Mexico.

February 5, 2004

NEB Ruling Stresses Pipeline Builders’ Accountability to Native Tribes

Natural gas producers and pipeline developers stand warned to make community relations a priority if they advance, as planned this year, a proposal to connect Arctic supplies with a project traversing the native-dominated Mackenzie Valley.

February 3, 2003
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