Section 1813 Native American Land Rights-of-Way Comments on Draft Report to Congress 5-2-07

INGAA submitted comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, urging that the US Department of Energy and US Department of the Interior (Departments) Draft Report to Congress required by section 1813 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 continues to misinterpret the nature of tribal sovereignty and tribal authority under EPAct, underestimates the problems associated with negotiating renewal and new energy rights-of way across tribal lands.  INGAA asked the Departments to clarify and/or correct several issues before making their final report and recommendations to Congress.