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Subject Keyword ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY ♦ ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ♦ AMERICAN INDIANS ♦ LAND USE ♦ RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ♦ ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ♦ AIR QUALITY ♦ CASE LAW ♦ COMPLIANCE ♦ ECONOMIC IMPACT ♦ ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT ♦ LEGAL ASPECTS ♦ LOW INCOME GROUPS ♦ OWNERSHIP ♦ POLLUTION REGULATIONS ♦ SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS ♦ SURFACE MINING ACTS ♦ WASTE MANAGEMENT ♦ WATER QUALITY ♦ ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ♦ GOVERNMENT POLICIES ♦ HUMAN POPULATIONS ♦ INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS ♦ LAWS ♦ MANAGEMENT ♦ MINING LAWS ♦ MINORITY GROUPS ♦ POPULATIONS ♦ REGULATIONS 290400* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Energy Resources ♦ Energy Planning & PolicyEnvironment, Health, & Safety ♦ Environment, AtmosphericRegulations(-1989) ♦ Environment, TerrestrialRegulations(-1989) ♦ Environment, AquaticRegulations (-1989)
Abstract Indian tribes showed little concern for environmental regulation until their recent interest in developing energy sources and in gaining self-determination. Although several Federal agencies have responsibility for Indian affairs and regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have had mostly indirect effects, there has been no comprehensive scheme. The author reviews Federal and state legislation, court cases, and tribal laws affecting Indian lands in terms of their goals and responsibilities. He concludes that the tribes, who have the primary interest in their land, will enact the best environmental programs and that the current trend will continue for tribal jurisdiction to take precedence over state jurisdiction over both Indian and non-Indian activities on reservations. EPA has been reluctant to impose the same costly controls on Indian lands as on states and other localities.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-07-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Nat. Resour. J.
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 3
Organization Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII, Denver, CO


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