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The repeal and enactment of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (“CEAA”) and amendments to other federal legislation is the most significant change in federal environmental assessment (EA) since the legislation was...more
Septembre 2012 — Une entente importante a été signée au cours de l’été entre le Gouvernement du Québec et les Cris relativement à la gouvernance du territoire de la Baie-James.
ENTENTE SUR LA GOUVERNANCE DU TERRITOIRE...more
September 2012 — An important agreement between the Government of Quebec and the Crees was signed over the course of the summer regarding the governance of the James Bay Territory.
AGREEMENT ON GOVERNANCE IN THE EEYOU...more
In This Issue:
- THE CARCIERI CHALLENGE: PROVING “UNDER FEDERAL JURISDICTION [AS OF 1934]” by Dennis J. Whittlesey:
The June 18 Supreme Court ruling in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band (“Gun Lake Band”) v. Patchak...more
United States District Judge Alan Gold makes news this month (again) with another Everglades Order: you'll recall that he issued a pretty big ruling last fall with his decision to put the federal government and not the State...more
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a rule intended to regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing on the 756 million subsurface acres of federal and Indian mineral estate overseen by the BLM. The proposed rule, which...more
The U.S. Department of the Interior issues proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issues draft Underground Injection Control program permitting guidance...more
On March 13, 2012, the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development released its Report in the statutory review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). This Report recommends a variety of...more
In a landmark agreement, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) reached a “government-to-government” agreement with the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians to enforce some of the SCAQMD’s air quality regulations...more
In This Issue:
- NEWLY RECOGNIZED AND SEARCHING FOR A CASINO LOCATION ON LONG ISLAND by Dennis J. Whittlesey
- WHAT IS OKLAHOMA DOING TO ITS NATIVE AMERICAN POPULATION? by Dennis J. Whittlesey
In Parchester Village Neighborhood Council v. City of Richmond, the California Court of Appeal recently held that the City of Richmond’s decision to enter into a Municipal Services Agreement (MSA) with a Native American tribe...more
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