Native Americans

The Navajo Generating Station, targeted for closure by environmentalists, faces a lease renewal and new, expensive EPA requirements. Many Navajos want it to stay, as they rely on the power plant and the coal mine that feeds it for jobs.
October 10, 2011
For the first time in decades, the Navajo and Hopi tribes have agreed to come together to advocate for one new Congressional district representing the tribes.
October 05, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday plans to clean up the largest and highest priority uranium mine on the Navajo Nation.
September 30, 2011
The Navajo Nation is lobbying the United Nations Human Rights Council in its quest to stop a project that will make snow out of recycled waste water on a mountain they consider sacred.
September 21, 2011
The U.S. Dep't of Justice awarded more than $118 million to American Indian and Alaskan Native nations to fight crime.
September 15, 2011
Klee Benally
Tensions are high as Native Americans oppose a project that will make snow out of treated sewage for a ski resort on an Arizona mountain they consider sacred. Lawsuits have been filed and protesters have been arrested in an effort to block the project.
September 15, 2011
The U.S. Department of the Interior agreed on a comprehensive settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency to address pollution at schools and public water systems in Indian Country.
August 24, 2011
Chevron, USA is the latest in a series of companies asked to clean up the pollution on the Indian reservation, which has spread to neighboring properties and water wells.
August 02, 2011
The tribe has been struggling for decades to get more drinking water. Now they are on the verge of a historic agreement that will help them get a share of the Colorado River.
June 23, 2011
There are accusations of breach of contract and transgressions on both sides. But both sides can agree that the Skywalk is drawing tourists.
April 22, 2011


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