Ryan Zinke could have a tremendous positive effect on reservation economies.
As the centennial celebration for our national parks comes to an end, not all is right within our parks.
Land managers should pursue negotiation instead of litigation when settling access disputes.
Terry Anderson, Shawn Regan
In most cases, federal policies discourage developers from doing business on Native American reservations, in effect denying tribes the opportunity to benefit from energy projects such as the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Georgia and Florida have taken their long-standing fight over water to the U.S. Supreme Court. Defining clear, enforceable, and transferable water rights could help ensure that water is allocated to productive uses and finally put an end to this water war.
It is appropriate that Elouise Cobell be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but it would be better yet if the federal government would grant all Native Americans the freedom suggested by the award’s title - especially when it comes to energy development.
Federal land policies encourage conflict instead of negotiation.