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EPA's New Tribal Strategy

Editor's Summary: In 1984, EPA became the first federal agency to adopt an Indian policy. Congress subsequently affirmed the policy by authorizing the Agency to treat Indian tribes as states under the SDWA, the CWA, and the CAA. EPA's...

Tribal Authority Over Air Pollution Sources on and off the Reservation

Editors' Summary: Tension regarding state and tribal sovereignty over issues affecting Native American reservations has been on the increase for decades. Among these issues, protection of the environment is one of the most prominent...

Tribes as States: Indian Tribal Authority to Regulate and Enforce Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations

Editors' Summary: The principles of federalism, state primacy, and tribal sovereignty all impact how federal environmental regulations are implemented and enforced on Indian lands. In recent years, Congress increasingly has crafted...