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H.R. 2607

ELR Congressional Update

S. 1285

ELR Congressional Update

Environmental Protection in Indian Country: The Fundamentals

ELR Article

Tribes and Native villages are demonstrating reinvigorated environmental activism as they face new pressures on the natural resources many depend on for their economic and cultural livelihood. From the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s...

El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. U.S.

ELR Case

A district court held that a natural gas company can seek contribution from the federal government for uranium contamination cleanup under CERCLA. The company filed suit against the federal government for contribution for costs incurred...

S. 245, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 2647, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update

Goodeagle v. United States

ELR Case

The Court of Federal Claims, in a case involving several claims arising out of the alleged federal mismanagement of tribal lands, held that CERCLA does not bar a tribe from seeking natural resource damages even though cleanup efforts at...

Akiachak Native Community v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit held that Alaska may not block any efforts by the United States to take tribal land into trust within Alaskan state borders. In 1971, the United States settled land claims staked by descendants of Alaskan aboriginal...

80 FR 72491

ELR Federal Agency Update

H.R. 2791, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update