Indigenous Environment Network

Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Coalition Outraged Over Nebraska Supreme Court Decision and Committed to Fight KXL
Early Friday morning, the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a decision denying the landowners’ appeal and upholding the Nebraska Public Service Commissions decision on the in-state route of Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska. The appeal was struck down after a year of work by grassroots advocates to...
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Friday, August 23, 2019
Joint Statement on the Amazon Rainforest Fires and Brazilian President Jair Bolonsaro’s War on Indignenous
“It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians.” “The Indians do not speak our language, they do not have money, they do not have culture. They are native peoples. How did they manage to get 13% of the national territory.” “There is...
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
IEN Responds to Governor Inslee’s Freedom from Fossil Fuels Plan
Presidential candidate Governor Jay Inslee released a bold plan to prevent climate chaos today, titled Freedom from Fossil Fuels . The plan lays the groundwork for America to transition from its dependency on fossil fuels and advocates for a just transom towards a sustainable, renewable economy...
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Friday, November 09, 2018
Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Rescinded! Indigenous Environmental Network Scores Win in Legal Battle Against the Trump Administration
On Thursday, November 8, 2018, United States District Judge Brian Morris, issued a landmark ruling in favor of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and the North Coast Rivers Alliance (NCRA), and other groups in the litigation to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. Judge Morris’s 54-page Order...
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Monday, May 21, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Landmark Case Challenging World Bank Group Immunity
Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear a landmark lawsuit challenging the immunity of powerful institutions like the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank Group. International organizations like the IFC have long claimed they are entitled to...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Chase AGM: Dozens of Indigenous and Frontline Community Representatives Call for an End to Bank Financing of Extreme Fossil Fuels
The quickly growing international campaign pressuring JPMorgan Chase to end its massive funding of extreme fossil fuels continued to escalate today as a delegation representing Indigenous and nonindigenous communities from Canada to Ecuador and across the U.S. gathered at Chase’s annual shareholder...
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Indigenous and Environmental Justice Groups to Rally at US Bank Headquarters to Protest the Bank’s Investment in Pipeline Projects
What: A rally organized by Indigenous communities and environmental activists from across the nation a day before the Super Bowl at US Bank’s Minneapolis, calling on US Bank to divest from oil and gas pipelines, to cut ties with Energy Transfer Partners, and to uphold their own environmental...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
TransCanada’s Announcement about “Commercial Support” for the Keystone XL Pipeline is Not A Significant Win or Development
Today Transcanada announced that it has “commercial support” for its long delayed tar sands oil project, the Keystone XL Pipeline. This statement comes with a pledge announced by Canada’s provincial Alberta government to ship 50 million barrels of oil through the pipeline for 20 years. TransCanada...
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The Republican Party and The Trump Administration’s Last Attack on Indigenous Rights of 2017
Today the Republican House and Senate passed the Republican Tax Reform Bill, a bill that has seen unprecedented disapproval by American citizens. According to The Hill, “Public polling on the GOP’s tax overhaul indicates support hovering at less than 30 percent, which is even lower than the...
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Joint Statement on the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Approval of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline
Yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted permits to Bayou Bridge, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, to construct a 162.5-mile crude oil pipeline from Lake Charles to St. James, Louisiana. The Army Corps of Engineers refused to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement...
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