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Enbridge pipeline project hits another Minnesota obstacle

By Steve Karnowski THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS -Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace an aging crude oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota hit another obstacle Tuesday when two state agencies said they would hold up approval of the project’s permits until problems with its environmental review are resolved. The Minnesota ...

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Rules for new corporate ombud criticized for deferring to companies 

By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The federal government is giving its new watchdog on international corporate responsibility unprecedented power to hear complaints from Canadian companies that think they’ve been unfairly targeted by abuse allegations. Advocates for stronger oversight say they’re stunned by a proposed federal regulation that gives ...

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US land managers shift position on Chaco protection bill 

By Susan Montoya Bryan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A top official with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday the agency is open to Congress considering legislation limiting federal leases for oil and natural gas development near a national park in New Mexico held sacred by Native Americans. ...

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Three First Nations organizations sign protocol to work jointly

CALGARY and TREATY 7 TERRITORY, AB, May 30, 2019 – Three First Nations Institutions joined with the Lands Advisory Board to sign an historic Protocol pledging to work together to assist First Nations to improve governance, increase local jurisdiction and advance wealth generation. The Protocol Agreement was signed by the leaders of ...

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Martha’s Vineyard tribe, town spar over casino construction

The western edge of Martha’s Vineyard is known as the lonely part of the island. It will have a casino later this year. (Image Martha’s Vineyard)

BOSTON- Officials on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts are battling a Native American tribe’s efforts to build a casino on the famous resort island. Aquinnah town officials asked a Boston federal judge Friday to require the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to apply for a town building permit for their planned casino. The ...

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