Indigenous Environmental 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, January 29, 2021
Critical Dakota Access Pipeline Bond Cancelled in Iowa
On January 7th, 2021 the Westchester Fire Insurance Company, a subsidiary of international insurance corporation Chubb, notified Energy Transfer Partners that it was cancelling a crucial $250,000 bond for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) segment in Iowa. Publication of this bond cancellation comes...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Indigenous Environmental Network Respond to Biden’s Climate Plan
Today, President Joe Biden signed several executive orders to tackle climate change and transition the country to a clean energy economy. The following is a statement from the Indigenous Environmental Network: "While we are excited to see a pause on drilling and fracking on public lands, there is...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to US Rejoining the Paris Agreement
Today, President Biden announced that the United States will rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, reversing the actions of former president Donald Trump. The Indigenous Environmental Network provides the following statement in response: “The Indigenous Environmental Network welcomes the Biden...
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Historic Nomination of Rep. Haaland to Dept. of Interior
The Indigenous Environmental Network enthusiastically supports President-elect Biden’s nomination of Representative Debra Haaland to the cabinet position of Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Representative Haaland will help facilitate the Biden/Harris vision for dealing with climate...
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Monday, December 14, 2020
8 MN Legislators Speak Out Against Line 3 During Sunday Visit to Construction Site
Newly elected legislators from Rochester, Duluth and Moorhead were among eight Minnesota lawmakers who spoke in opposition to the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Sunday near Palisade, where its construction would cross the Mississippi river. Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth led the group, along with 50...
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Thursday, December 10, 2020
Indigenous Women’s Groups Host Livestream from "Tiny Home Warriors" at Nation’s Oldest Native Women’s Shelter to Raise Awareness on Increased Missing & Murdered Associated with Pipeline Construction
The dangers of increased crime and sexual violence deriving from the influx of thousands of pipeline and oil industry workers to “mancamps” and temporary housing in rural and Tribal communities, will be the focus of a livestream event on Thursday, Dec. 10 hosted by a coalition of local Indigenous...
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Wednesday, December 02, 2020
100+ Groups Oppose Latest Nuclear Bailout Scheme
Over 100 groups sent a letter today to Senators opposing the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act, a pro-nuclear bill scheduled for markup today in the Environment and Public Works Committee. The bill would increase uranium mining by mandating the creation of a domestic uranium reserve, subsidize...
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Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Insurance Companies Pressured To Not Support Oil Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The Gwich’in Steering Committee and a coalition of Indigenous and conservation organizations and investors today released a letter to international insurance companies asking that they pledge to not insure or invest in oil and gas development projects—or companies engaged in such projects—in the...
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Monday, November 23, 2020
National Congress of American Indians Calls on Insurance Companies to Adopt Free, Prior and Informed Consent Policies
At their 77th annual convention, The National Congress of American Indians passed a sweeping resolution calling on the, “U.S. insurance industry to adopt, as part of project and general insurance underwriting policies, a requirement to obtain and document the Free, Prior, and Informed Consent of...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Governor Newsom, Oregon Governor Brown, Tribal Leaders and Klamath Dam Owner Announce Agreement to Advance Historic Salmon Restoration Plan
California Governor Gavin Newsom today joined with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, leaders of the Yurok and Karuk Tribes and Berkshire Hathaway-owned PacifiCorp in announcing an agreement to provide additional resources and support to advance the most ambitious salmon restoration effort in history. The...
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