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Air Quality Symposium Held on Fort Berthold

Does oil and gas development and degraded soil contribute to poor air quality on the Fort Berthold Reservation? That’s what a group of students from Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College think may be happening. They have monitored the release of particulate … Continued

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Protecting Our Water

Last June, I traveled to Moonstone Farm near Montevideo, Minnesota to participate in their annual women’s gathering. A ceremony was held there, wherein congregants combined water from sources important to us and pledged to defend the resource from harm. I … Continued

Scott Pruitt nomination - Todd Leake

Don’t put oil-crony Scott Pruitt in charge of EPA

In the coming days, the Senate will consider Trump nominee Scott Pruitt for the role of administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. As EPA head, Pruitt would be in charge of enforcing the Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act … Continued

final BLM methane standards

Methane standards dodge injunction, go into effect

WORC and its allies got a big win when Federal Judge Scott Skavdahl rejected efforts January 16 to block new methane standards by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that would reduce waste of natural gas on federal and tribal … Continued

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WORC Moves to Defend Coal Leasing Pause

A family farm and ranch organization filed a motion January 13 in U.S. District Court alongside conservation groups to defend a pause in the outdated federal coal leasing program against a legal challenge. The coal leasing pause was put in … Continued

BLM methane rules

Methane Rules Supported by WORC in Lawsuit

WORC and a coalition of health, community, environmental groups are intervening in a lawsuit to defend new methane rules that would prevent the waste of natural resources, save money for taxpayers, and significantly reduce harmful emissions that affect public health … Continued

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Native American Turnout in Montana Increased in 2016 Elections

Get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts by Western Native Voice helped to increase Native American turnout on Montana’s seven Native reservations. Phone calls, rides to the polls, and door knocking bumped turnout in Native communities from 57 percent in 2012 to 59 percent … Continued