House Committee Hearing 04 Oct – Patronizing Native Americans

From the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Watch the hearing live on Oct 4th (next Tuesday).

Washington has a long history of patronizing Native Americans and the House Committee on Natural Resources is working to reverse this. Committee members will be traveling to Santa Fe, New Mexico next week for a hearing on tribal self-determination through energy and natural resource development. The panel will also discuss legislation supported by a broad cross-section of Indian Country, H.R. 538 – the Native American Energy Act (Rep. Don Young). H.R. 538, which passed the House in Oct. 2015, will alleviate onerous federal regulation and give tribes more freedom in governing their own affairs. Watch the live feed of the hearing on Tuesday 10am MT/12pm ET HERE.

Judge Denied NA tribe’s request for temp restraining order to halt construction on Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal judge has denied a Native American tribe’s request for a temporary restraining order to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg wrote in his decision that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe failed to show “it will suffer injury that would be prevented by any injunction the Court could issue.”

The tribe filed an emergency motion Sunday asking the court “to prevent further destruction of the tribe’s sacred sites by Dakota Access Pipeline.”

The $3.7 billion project would span four states.