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With Interior Department Funding, Native American Tribe Could Soon Build A Billion-Dollar Wind Farm


Science & Tech  (tags: energy, energy policy, wind power, wind farm, Interior Dept, Sec Sally Jewell, First Nations, Native Americans, Crow Creek Sioux, South Dakota )

Brian
- 275 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"Twenty-one tribal energy and mineral projects just got a boost from the Department of Interior, including multiple projects to advance renewable energy on tribal land."



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JL A. (276)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 12:50 pm
I hope this will bring income and jobs to the tribes as well.
 

Brian M. (202)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 1:49 pm
The federal occupation gov't says that the people have autonomy, but then whenever a tribe or even just a tribal member wants to do something, anything, there are seemingly endless bureaucratic hoops designed to discourage any improvement of life for the people in the gulags, er, reservations. The human beings need greater autonomy and greater ability to self-determine their present and their future.
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 10:05 pm
Good. A wee bit of payback.
 

Debbie S. (32)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 6:05 am
It sounds good as long as the Tribe wants it and also they stay true to their word and give the money to the Tribe. They need to protect their selves and get everything in writing with witnesses, notary, etc. especially with all the greed we see now days. I hope it works out for the Tribe
 

Anne F. (17)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 6:34 pm
Turns out that reservation lands in the Great Plains have the best wind - let's build the turbines and put up the transmission lines.
 

Angelus Silesius (66)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 5:38 am
This would be great if it gives much needed jobs to native americans
 

Colin Hope (243)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 3:49 am
Great initiative, that's better late than never!!
 

Brian M. (202)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 7:13 pm
Many reservations have unemployment rates as high as 80%. More needs to be done to provide jobs to the people.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:38 am
Yawn..
 

Brian M. (202)
Monday March 31, 2014, 8:54 pm
The clean energy initiatives are a win-win for the environment and the First Nations people.
 
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