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Tapping tribal lands as new energy sources

Ecotrope | Feb. 2, 2011 3:09 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 1:41 p.m.

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Sierra Crane-Murdoch writes in The Goat Blog about the red tape that still keeps tribes from fully developing energy on their lands and boosting economic development on reservations:

“Tribal land contains 10 percent of the nation’s energy resources, renewables included, and it’s largely untapped.  Clear away the bureaucratic hurdles, invest in the right infrastructure, and the Indian Nations could keep the national grid pumping while generating jobs back home.”

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