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December 23, 2019 | In the News: KUER

District Court Will Hear Public Lands Fracking Lawsuit In January

Michael Freeman, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “The effect of that [rescinded rule] was to leave all oil and gas development on federal lands in this country subject to really outdated and inadequate federal standards of our lands and our water and our public health.”

November 18, 2019 | Legal Document

Motion to Intervene: Preliminary Permit Application for Navajo Nation Little Colorado River Pumped Storage Project

On September 17, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a notice of acceptance of Pumped Hydro Storage, LLC’s application for a preliminary permit for the Navajo Nation Little Colorado River Pumped Storage Project. Pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, Save the Colorado, Grand Canyon Trust, Living Rivers & Colorado Riverkeeper, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., and WildEarth Guardians hereby move to intervene in the preliminary permit proceeding and oppose the requested permit.

October 14, 2019 | Video

Rigged No More

One day, Pawnee Tribal member Walter Echo-Hawk stumbled upon a worrying scene. Next to his home, oil and gas workers were surveying for fracking. The U.S. government had approved 17 oil and gas leases on Pawnee land without consulting or even notifying the Tribal members. This is the story of how that happened, and how the Pawnee Nation fought back.