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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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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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Indigenous Grassroots Activists Respond to the FCC Repealing Net Neutrality
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to repeal the Obama administration’s net neutrality protections, overturning the 2015 Open Internet Order. This decision will enable broadband providers like Verizon, AT&T and Comcast to have more control over the content they provide...
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Friday, December 08, 2017
Water Protectors and Environmental Groups Disrupt “Wells Fargo Investment Thought Leadership Forum” Demanding Banks Defund Keystone XL Pipeline
Water protectors and activists from environmental groups disrupted the Wells Fargo Investment Thought Leadership Forum last night, demanding that banks cut ties from the Keystone XL pipeline. “Jamie Dimon as the CEO of JPMorgan Chase needs to show leadership and move the bank away from investments...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Senators Warren, Merkley, and Udall Join the Gwich’in Indigenous Pray-In Against GOP Tax Bill
Leaders from the Gwich’in Nation and Inupiaq Tribe traveled from northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory in Canada today to lead a pray in against the tax bill and urge Congress to drop drilling in the Arctic from the bill. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Mark Udall, and...
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Friday, June 02, 2017
Dakota Access Pipeline is Officially Operational
Yesterday, June 1st, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the parent company of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) announced that DAPL is officially fully operational. This comes just a week after documents were leaked by a TigerSwan contractor revealing that Energy Transfer Partners was involved in...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
IEN Responds to Reports of Leaks in Dakota Access Pipeline
Today, the Indigenous Environmental Network is responding to reports that the Dakota Access Pipeline experienced its first spill at a pumping station near Crandon, South Dakota, 22 days before it is June 1 deadline to go into full operation. This spill follows increased scrutiny of Energy Transfer...
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Indigenous Environment Network Responds to Forced Evacuation of DAPL Resistance Camps
At 2 pm CT on February 22, 2017, water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp were evicted by the Army Corps of Engineers. Despite efforts from camp leaders requesting more time to clean up the camp, the Army Corp remained firm with its plans to vacate the camp. The Army Corp claims jurisdiction of...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Indigenous Environmental Network: Trump Can’t Build DAPL Without a Fight
Today the Army Corps of Engineers notified Congress that it will grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline in the next 24 hours, trampling a planned environmental and tribal consultation review process. Statement from Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network...
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