March 23, 2015

I Can See Clearly Now: The EPA's Authority to Regulate Indian Country Under the Clean Air Act

In managing air quality, Native American tribes are required to regulate pollution sources within their jurisdiction as well as addressing air pollution from jurisdictions upwind. The 1990 Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations established guidelines for tribal regulation of air quality within reservation boundaries.

Faegre Baker Daniels attorneys Rick Duncan and Christy Martenson, who are well versed in the nuances of federal Indian Law, explained the history and current state of federal environmental regulations on tribal lands in an article appearing in the William Mitchell Law Review in March 2015.

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