Tag: Department of the Interior

Western Energy Alliance Sues Interior over Rights of Way Rule

April 11, 2016

The Western Energy Alliance is suing the Department of the Interior over proposed rules regarding rights of way on Indian land. The suit charges the proposed rule: violates Strate v. A-1 Contractors, because it attempts to allow Indian tribes to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians within rights-of-way; improperly allows Indian tribes to unilaterally terminate rights-of-way; violates… Read More >

Judge Approves $1 Billion Settlement over Contract Support Costs

February 25, 2016

A federal judge in Albuquerque has approved a nearly $1 billion settlement between the Obama administration and tribes, clearing the way for tribes to receive money owed them for operating education, law enforcement and other federal programs. Last year the tribes and the Department of the Interior reached a $940 million settlement in a class… Read More >


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