January 15, 2020
Rolling Back Environmental Review Could Hurt ND Tribes
BISMARCK, S.D. -- A Trump administration proposal to roll back an environmental-review law for large projects could harm North Dakota tribal communities, according to one Native American activist.
The change to the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act would reduce the scope of environmental reviews for projects such as highways, pipelines and oil and gas development.
Lisa DeVille, president of the group Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights, said the law has been key in pro